John W. Huston, age 90, of Kahoka, MO, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka.
John was born November 24, 1925 in Downing, MO, a son of Oscar and Lucinda Aldridge Huston.
He was united in marriage to I. Cathern Dean on June 9, 1951 in Keokuk. They were blessed with a little over 65 years of marriage.
Survivors include his wife Cathern; his children: Patty Londrie, Cindy Martin (Gerald Ewart), Beth (Gail) Hopkins, Terry (Lisa) Huston, and David (Kris) Huston, all of Kahoka and Vickie (Doug) Matlick of Keokuk; 25 grandchildren: Joe (Amanda) Huston of and Bryan (Mary) Londrie, all of Nauvoo, Charity (Josh) Heusel of Lowell, IA, Jessica (Corey) Feilen, Hope (Mike) Banes, Nickie (Bryan) Ball, Sherrie Cassidy, and Jeremiah Martin, all of Kahoka, Mary (Mike) Salyers, Wade Huston, and Jonathan Forquer, all of Keokuk, Kala Jones, of Kahoka, Tim Huston of Keokuk, Andrea Huston of Mt. Pleasant, Jenna Huston of Columbia, Kaitlin Huston of Kahoka, Chelsey Shipley of Wayland, Cole and Lexie Shipley and Colin Matlick, all of Keokuk, Brett Matlick of Fort Madison, Zachary Matlick of Denver, CO, and Gerrett Ewart, Amanda (Daniel) Miller and Debbie Ewart, all of Kahoka ; 34 great grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren; a brother, Earl (Carol) Huston of Canton and sister, Nancy Edmondson; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Pauline Cordray and Marvin Sederburg, of Luray and Mary Jo Howell of Whitefish, MT; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John Jr. Huston; five brothers, and two sisters.
John attended the Bible Grove school. He was a retired employee of Steel Castings. Following his retirement he sold timber, scrap metal, and did carpentry work. He had many skills and could fix anything.
As father of seven children, John kept busy providing for his family. He raised cattle and hogs, hunted deer and coon, and fished. Hunting deer was what he enjoyed the most. He was a true Cubs fan and enjoyed watching all sports to the point that he eventually convinced Cathern that it was the thing to do. He had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to tell stories, and succeeded in performing many jokes on family and friends. His favorite joke was that when he saw a sign of any kind he would ask “what does the sign say?” Then he would answer by saying “Nothing – it doesn’t speak”. He loved his family dearly and was very content in the life he led. He never asked for anything for himself, only for them.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Kim McNamar officiating. Speakers were David, Jenna, and Kaitlin Huston. Special music was recordings, “The Old Rugged Cross”, “Walk on Water”, and “Daddy Never Was The Cadillac.
Pallbearers were Darrel Dean, Corey Dean, Joey Huston, Bryan Londrie, Tim Huston, Cole Shipley, Wade Huston and Jeremiah Martin
Burial was followed in the Kahoka Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home afternoon on Monday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.