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Bob Jefcoat

Monday, January 31, 2011

Bob Jefcoat, 76, of Windsor, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, in Clinton.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Windsor, with Reverend Myra Torrance officiating. Burial was in Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor. The family received friends Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor. The family suggests contributions to the Children's Therapy Center in Sedalia, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.

Born Feb. 25, 1934, in Roll, Okla., he was the son of the late Robert Paul Jefcoat and Florence Eva (Hillman) Jefcoat. On April 14, 1961, in Pampa, Texas, he married Imogene (Cantrell) Jefcoat who preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 1983. On Feb. 15, 1986, in Sedalia, he married Jo Ann (Garrett) Arnold who survives of the home. He started laying brick at the age of 17 and later established Jefcoat Masonry, working in the masonry business for 41 years. He also was a cattleman, working his dad's Charlois cattle herd that he brought up from Sweetwater, Okla. He was a member of the Holiday Rambler's RV Club and the International Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman, Local 24.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Winford Benton and Randy Benton, both of Winfield, Kan., and Stephen Arnold of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four daughters, Sandra Kay Williams of Amarillo, Texas, Cheryl L. Brown of Windsor, Debra L. Cullinan of Raymore, and Julie A. Buehler of Liberty.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Melvin Jefcoat of Cheyenne, Okla.; three sisters, Athena, Billie Gene and Donna.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Charlotte Kay Lunsford; one son, Robert Dean Jefcoat and one sister, Pauline Eva Jefcoat.