Derrel A. Bryan, 85, of Chillicothe, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Indian Hills Retirement Village in Chillicothe.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the funeral home. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wheeling Cemetery in Wheeling. Memorials are suggested to Hedrick Medical Center Hospice in care of Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO, 64601.
Born Feb. 28, 1920, in Mooresville, he was the son of the late Hobert Miner and May Kathryn Rockhold Bryan. On Aug. 19, 1942, in Kirksville, he married Mary Maxine Ezell, who preceded him in death Jan. 24, 2004. He was a 1936 graduate of Mooreville High School. After three years of pre-medical study at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, he entered the College of Osteopathy in Kirksville. He worked as a doctor of osteopathy in Wheeling from 1943 until 1961 and in Meadville from 1961 until 1982. He was a member of the Wheeling school board and a Mason. He volunteered for the Wheeling Fire Department and was a Homecoming clown and master of ceremony during programs.
Survivors include one daughter, Diane Jackson and husband Ben W. of Stillwater, Minn.; one brother-in-law, John Ezell Jr. of Marshall; one sister-in-law, Faye Bryan of Mooresville; one granddaughter, Mary Louese Jackson of Montreal, Canada; and three nephews, Kent Bryan of Mooresville, Randy Bryan of Kirksville and Michael John Ezell of Marshall.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers.
Additional information provided per family recompense.