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Donald Van (Don) McGlothlin, age 83, of Edina, Missouri, died Wednesday, September 23, 2009, while working on his farm on the west edge of Edina, Missouri.
He was born on March 25, 1926, south of Hurdland, Missouri, the son of Barney and Elsie VanSickle McGlothlin.
He was united in marriage to Bonnie Dee Hickman on March 14, 1953, and she preceded him in death on April 20, 2000. Also preceding him in death where his parents, one son David McGlothlin, one daughter, Donna Jean Pinson, and four brothers, Jesse, Leland, Stanton and Marion McGlothlin.
Surviving are three children, Larry McGlothlin of Edina, Missouri, Brian McGlothlin and wife Debbie of Marceline, Missouri, one daughter, Nancy Averill of Edina, Missouri, one daughter-in-law, Barbara Jo McGlothlin of Santee, California, one sister-in-law, Betty Hickman of Chicago, Illinois, thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. McGlothlin was a life long resident of Knox County. He received his education in Hurdland graduating from Hurdland High School and attended Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe, Missouri.
Mr. McGlothlin served his country in the South Pacific during World War II in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of Knox County V.F.W. # 4822 and a member of the International Union of Operating engineers.
Don was a fifty-nine year member of the Masonic Lodge. He joined Paulville Masonic Lodge # 319 at Hurdland, Missouri, after it closed he transferred to Colony Lodge # 168.
In earlier times, Mr. McGlothlin enjoyed woodworking and refinishing antiques and collectables, and training his six white mules. More recently Mr. McGlothlin cherished time spent with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as working on his farm, and visiting with the coffee drinkers at Casey’s.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2009, at Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. Reverend David Howald and Reverend Sam Smith officiated the services.
Burial was in the Linville Cemetery. Music was provided by Nancy Reardon, organist and Jim and Kyle Clark, vocalist.
Casket bearers were Harley Hamlin, John Thomas, Donnie Davis, David Jones, C.Von Snow and Richard Clark. Honorary bearers were Fred Kinsel and Cleo Ratliff.
Visitation was after 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2009, with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.
Masonic services were held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2009, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Donald Van (Don) McGlothlin may be made to the Linville Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537.