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George Raymond Rudicil

George Raymond Rudicil George Raymond Rudicil, 78, of Edina, Missouri, died Friday, January 16, 2015, at the Knox County Nursing Home in Edina.

Born January 29, 1936, at Colony, Missouri, George was the son of Hiram Roosevelt and Frances Irene (Dailing) Rudicil.

He grew up in the Colony area and attended Baring High School in Baring, Missouri.  He was a graduate of the Class of 1953, and served in the U.S. Army from December 1958 to March 1959.

Raymond married Carolyn Marie Cossel on November 23, 1958, at the Barker Methodist Church in rural Scotland County, Missouri, and to their union, three children were born, Debbie, Diane and Jim.

When he was first married, Raymond worked as a logger in Iowa, was a milkman in Edina, Missouri and was a heavy equipment operator.  He worked for the Knox County Central Stone Quarry for thirty-five years.  He also did snow removal for various businesses and people for thirty years.

He was a member of the Edina United Methodist Church and the Bow and Gun Club.

Raymond enjoyed spring turkey hunting and was a passionate fan of the St. Louis Cardinals since 1948.  He loved coaching men’s softball, girls high school summer softball and boys baseball.

Raymond and Carolyn celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on November 23, 2014.  He was a great provider and husband and a great dad and grandpa.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, of Edina; two daughters:  Debbie Miller and special friend, Kenny Yate, of Muskogee, Oklahoma; Diane Rogers and special friend, Darrell York, of Edina; a son, Jim Rudicil, of Edina and three grandchildren:  Heather Miller, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Ashley Miller, Muskogee, Oklahoma and Matthew Rudicil, Edina, Missouri.  Other survivors include a sister, Norma Gash and her husband, Bob, of St. Charles, Missouri; five nephews:  Terry, Alan, Mark, Tracey and Randy Gash, all of St. Charles, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Kathy Cossel, of Wagoner, Oklahoma and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Carrie Ruth Rudicil, his mother and father-in-law, Kinney and Berniece Cossel and a son-in-law Keith “Tiny” Miller.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 20th at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Reverend Sam Smith officiating.  Burial followed at Barker Cemetery in rural Scotland County, Missouri.  Casket bearers were Jim Rudicil, Mike Poor, Steve Anthony, Jeff Morrow, Alan Gash and Tracey Gash.  Honorary bearers will be Bill Cooper, Bob Gash, Darrell York, Kenny Yates, Tommy Small and Matthew Rudicil.

To honor Raymond’s memory, a memorial may be made to the Barker Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home.