Ross Wayne Friedly, 76, of Stover, formerly of Blackburn, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Golden Age Living Center in Stover.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Stover with Pastor Cecil Murdock officiating. Interment will be in St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Pauls Lutheran Church or School or Mercy Smiles. Online condolences may be left at www.scrivner-morrow.com.
Born July 14, 1934, in Stover, he was the son of the late Lewis Conrad and Myrtle Mae Miller Friedly. On Feb. 21, 1957, he married Margaret Gerlt, who survives of the home, at the parsonage of St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Stover. He was a 1951 graduate of Stover High School. Ross was a carpenter for most of his life, working for Harold Taylor Contracting in the Blackburn area. He later was employed as head of the maintenance department for St. Pauls Good Shepherd Home in Concordia. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Blackburn, where he served as an Elder. He also served as a member of the board for the Trinity Lutheran School in Alma. He was a former Scout Master for the Boy Scouts Troop 70 in Blackburn and Troop 33 in Sweet Springs. He was also Chief of the Volunteer Fire Department in Blackburn for several years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jeff Friedly of Sedalia and Alan Friedly of Huntsville; one brother, L.D. Friedly of Butler; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one son, Rodney Friedly; two brothers, Russell and Claude Friedly; and two sisters, Helen Browning and Elva Friedly.