The Bethany Republican-Clipper
MAY 25, 2005
OBITUARY - EVERT C. HUNSICKER
Evert C. HUNSICKER, 93, of Eagleville, Mo., died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at a hospital in Bethany [MO].
Mr. Hunsicker was born January 31, 1912, on a farm west of Eagleville, the son of Joseph Relland and Nannie Belle (TODD)
HUNSICKER. On July 19, 1937, he married Doris Mae HART in Kansas. She preceded him in death on January 23, 2005, after
65 years of marriage.
He was a retired schoolteacher and a lifelong Harrison County farmer. He raised registered
shorthorn cattle for 30 years and was noted for his polled Limousin cattle. He also raised hunting beagles and was a
field trial judge throughout the country.
He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II as an aircraft mechanic. He
completed his GED while in the Veteran's Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan. He was awarded a high school diploma in
Eagleville in 1947. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State College in 1956 after driving 100,000 miles in commuting
to class from his farm.
Mr. HUNSICKER started teaching in Kellerton, Iowa, and developed its agriculture program after
completing advanced work at Iowa State University. He headed the voc-ag department in Creston, Iowa, for his last 12 years
He leaves a daughter, Norma RAVNSBORG, Aurora, Colo.; a grandson, Brian FAULKNER, Tucson, Ariz.; a great-granddaughter,
Kayla FAULKNER; two brothers, Estel HUNSICKER, Liberty, Mo., and Harlan HUNSICKER, Eagleville; nieces; nephews, and their
children and friends, Kelly and Nancy PARKHURST and their children, Tracy, Alison and Kasey.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services were Monday, May 23, at the Roberson Funeral Home, Eagleville. Burial with military rites were at the
Masonic Cemetery, Eagleville.
Memorials: HUNSICKER Memorial fund in care of the Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO. 64424.
NOTE: Evert wrote "Agriculture Teacher Goes Exotic" in November of 1972, Agricultural Education Magazine, reporting
on exotic breeds of cattle. Doris Mae (HART) HUNSICKER was born September 21, 1915, and died January 23, 2003. Evert and
Doris were interred at Eagleville Masonic Union Cemetery, Eagleville, Harrison County, Missouri.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009