A.W. Neff, 87, of rural Hardeman, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Marshall. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial with Masonic services will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice or Saline County Sheriff's Department Reserve Unit. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born June 23, 1921, in rural Hardeman, he was the son of the late A. Walter Neff and Blanche Townsend Neff. On June 10, 1945, he married Ruby Davis, who survives of the home. He had lived in the Hardeman community his entire life, was a farmer, and reserve deputy for the Saline County Sheriff's Department for 36 years, in later years serving as chief reserve deputy. He was a member of Hardeman Community Church, Arrow Rock Masonic Lodge No. 55 A.F. & A.M. and a past member and commissioner of Arrow Rock Fire Department. He coached Marshall Ban Johnson baseball for many years and was past president of Marshall Baseball Commission.
Additional survivors include one son, Gene Neff and his wife, Joyce, of rural Hardeman; one daughter, Gayle Clause and her husband, Kenny, of rural Hardeman; six grandchildren, Jerrie Kenner, Rob Jacobs, Christy Heying, Lance Neff, Suzi Muller and Stephanie Clause; seven great-grandchildren, Kylie, Karson and Kassidy Heying, Macy, Jackson and Alexis Neff and Jordyn Muller; and several nieces and nephews.
Additional information included per family recompense.