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The Bethany Republican-Clipper
Bethany, Missouri
MAY 25, 2005

OBITUARY - EVERT C. HUNSICKER

American Flag.jpg 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 of teaching.

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

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