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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Obituary - Donald Edward Chadd, Sr.

Donald Edward Chadd, Sr., 95, passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at his home in Rich Hill, MO. Donald was born on March 8, 1926 in Milo, MO to Glen Jeremiah and Eva Blanch (Slates) Chadd. Don married Gladys Jones and to this marriage four children were born. He later married Morine Klum and she preceded him in death in 2003.

Don grew up in the Milo area graduating from El Dorado Springs High School in 1944. He served in the United States Army for two years during WWII seeing theaters throughout Southeast Asia including China, Burma, and India. Upon his discharge from the Army, Don returned to Vernon County and worked for MO Pacific Railroad and later Union Pacific Railroad as a Track Inspector and Roadmaster. He retired in 1988 following 35 years of service. Don was a member of Nevada VFW #2175, and a former member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Edward Chadd, Jr., Cheyenne, WY, and Robert E. Chadd, Rich Hill, MO; one daughter, Neota I. Chadd, Nevada, MO; three granddaughters, Sarah Chadd of Rich Hill, MO, Sharon Morris of Independence, MO, and Cathy Briggs of Cheyenne, WY; one grandson, Jacob Clardy of Kansas City, MO; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Margie Starlin, Tallahassee, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Morine; an infant daughter, Sharon Louise; one sister, Louise Karr; four brothers, Glen Chadd, Jr., Carl Chadd, George Chadd, and John Chadd; and his companion of 16 years, Rosalee Kirby.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery, Milo, MO. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the funeral home.