Wesley Dale Warden, 73, of Marshall, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 6, 2010, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 5, at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Memorials may be made to family choice. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born June 23, 1937, in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Harry James Warden and Eulah Lee Spencer Warden. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was married to Rita Ann Syler, who preceded him in death. On Jan. 8, 1972, he married Dora Jane Black Whittom, who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall since 1974, moving from Brunswick. He had worked in several factories, including a cookie factory and steel factory, as well as Wilson's Foods. He was also a folk artist, wood carver and geneaologist. He was a Baptist.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jonathan Warden of Blackwater; two daughters, Christina Spickler of Cambridge, Ill., and Terry McLean of Greenwood, Ind.; three stepdaughters, Janet Shook of Mystic, Iowa, Tammy Bishop of Newark, Penn., and Lila Eddy of Slater; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Warden of DeWitt; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Valerie Warden; one stepson, Terry Whittom; one brother, Harry James Warden; two sisters, Dorothy Hammer and Jessie Walker; one nephew; and one brother and one sister in infancy.