DEXTER --Everett Medler, 93, died Dec. 27, 2008, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center at Poplar Bluff.
Born Nov. 10, 1915, in Bernie, son of the late Raymond Medler and Mamye Lucas Medler, he was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former inspector with Elder Manufacturing Company and Arvin Automotive and a former presser with Medler's Cleaners in Dexter. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, a member of Kenady-Hanks Post American Legion Post #59 and a resident of Dexter.
Survivors include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Karen Putnam of O'Fallon and Vicci and Jim Sweeney of Springfield: three brothers, Glen Medler of Poplar Bluff, Leroy Medler of Costa Mesa, Calif. and Chet Medler of Dexter: one sister, Mildred Wheeler of Dexter; and four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, R. C. Medler; and one sister, Edith Medler.
Services were held today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, with the Rev. Kenneth Biggs officiating.
Burial with full military honors followed in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.