Donald Charles Love, 81, passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at Capitol Region Medical Center.
Memorial services will be conducted at Community Christian Church in Jefferson City under David Avery at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the local council of Boy Scouts of America.
Born in Syracuse, N.Y., June 23, 1927, he was the son of Charles Wayman Love and Anna Helen Lewis Love. He graduated from Syracuse public schools and Syracuse University. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a personnel consultant with the Psychological Research and Examining Unit. He married Phyllis Jean Ansell on Sept. 9, 1950, in Syracuse; she passed away Dec. 31, 1993. He married Katherine Combs Ott on Jan. 3, 1981, in Jefferson City. While in Syracuse, he was active in the Syracuse Junior Chamber of Commerce, a member of Zeta Psi social fraternity, Sons of the American Revolution and Missouri Society of Mayflower Descendents. He moved to Missouri in 1960. He lived in Kansas City, Marshall, Osage Beach and Jefferson City working as salesman and a self-employed business consultant before joining Missouri state government in 1973. He retired from state government in 1991 when he completed training to be certified as a Licensed Local Pastor of United Methodist Church. He served Golden Beach Community Church in Barnett as their pastor for over seven years. While in Missouri, he was active in Boy Scouting. He served as an elder for Missouri Society of the Mayflower Descendents and as chaplain for the Christopher Casey Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Katherine; one sister, Cornelia Grant and her husband, Thomas, of Raleigh, N.C.; two sons, Dana and Bruce; two daughters, Susan and Cynthia; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; stepsons; step-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Douglas, in 1981.
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