CHARLESTON - Edward Clyde DeField, 88, died at 1:30 p.m. March 18, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born June 20, 1918, in Bertrand, to the late Edward David "Ward" and Etna Hay DeField, he graduated in 1938 from Charleston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University. He served in the National Guard 104th Infantry 35th Division and the U.S. Army 39th Anti-aircraft Artillery AW Battalion in Europe. He served as the Mississippi County assessor for 55 years, retiring in 1995. A member of the Charleston United Methodist Church, he served on the Mississippi County Savings and Loan Board of Directors for 47 years and was a member of the Missouri Assessors Association, the IOOF Lodge, VFW Post 4294 and the Charleston Kiwanis Club.
On Feb. 9, 1944, he married Wilda Hess, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three sons and two daughters-in-law, Bruce Gerald and Janet DeField and Daniel William DeField of Charleston and Michael and Jane DeField of Stylesville, Ind.; one daughter and son-in-law, Judith Lydia and Dennis Martin of Perryville; one brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Dorothy DeField of Charleston; and seven grandchildren and two great-
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce DeField and Gerald H. DeField; and one sister, Mildred Ruth Gilmore.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston and will continue from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Charleston United Methodist Church. The Rev. Roger Jespersen, pastor of the Charleston United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow with military graveside rites provided by the Missouri Military Honor Guard in the IOOF Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Dennis Martin, Michael Blaylock, Matthew Schwertfeger, Kevin Hess, Anthony Ohmes, George Gilmore, Marvin Gilmore and Matthew Gerue.
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Memorial contributions may be made to:
Charleston United Methodist Church 1700 E. Marshall Charleston, MO 63834