January 12, 2012

(11/7/1921 - 1/2/2012)

Waldo Scott McWilliam, 90, of Memphis Missouri, died Monday, January 2, 2012 at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis.

He was born November 7, 1921 in Scotland County Missouri to Crawford and Cora Alma Hardman McWilliam. He married Eva Coleen Puttoff on August 6, 1943 at the Christian Church in Memphis Missouri and to this union three daughters were born.

Waldo was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and he also served as treasurer for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. He was a grain and livestock farmer until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting pheasant and quail and after his retirement spent time with friends at the pool hall playing pool.

He is survived by his wife, Coleen, of Memphis; three daughters, Judy Lake and her husband Gary of Monroe City, Missouri, Pat Clary and her husband, Milt, and Lori McBee and her husband, Bill, all of Memphis Missouri. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Mark Auwarter and his wife, Amy, of Mexico, Missouri, Kimberly Quentin and her husband, Jim, of Byrnes Mill, Missouri, Eric Clary of Paola, Kansas, Tina Luderman and her husband, Shawn, of Bellevue, Nebraska, Lorrin McBee of Memphis, Missouri; seven great-grandchildren, Haley Auwarter, Anna Auwarter, Bryce Sparks, Molly Sparks, Ryan Clary, Madison Luderman, Peyton Luderman; and a sister, Mary Lou Leonard of Stanton, Illinois.

Waldo was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles, who died in infancy; and a great-granddaughter, Sherri Lynn Auwarter.

A visitation with the family present to greet relatives and friends was held at the Memphis Funeral Home on Thursday, January 5, 2012. Funeral services were held Friday, January 6, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church in Memphis with the Reverends Jim Campbell and Dana Slavin officiating. Music wss provided by Brent Karhoff vocalist and Joan Hinds accompanist. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in rural Scotland County. Casket bearers were Max Bruner, Tom Deberry, Steve Caldwell, Frank Reed, Larry Riney, and Dr. Larry Wiggins. Honorary bearers were Bill Atwater, Bill Coffrin, Ted Gundy, and Wilbert Lohmann.

To honor Waldos memory a memorial may be made for Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the McWilliam family by logging on to mmphisfh@nemr.netArrangements are under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home.

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