Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Delmer Tuttle 1926-2009

Delmer Tuttle the son of Grover Tuttle and Annie Powell Tuttle was born February 17, 1926 at Summersville, Missouri. Delmer went to his heavenly home, Saturday evening, January 10, 2009 while in the St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Missouri making his age 82 years.

Delmer was united in marriage to Ruth Stark, July 2, 1949 at Salem Arkansas, and to their union 5 children were born, Karen, Sharon, Ronald, Donald and Gary.

Delmer served in the United States Navy from May 9, 1944 to January 21, 1946, during World War II. While in the service he earned Asiatic Pacific 5 Stars; Philippine Liberation Bronze Star, and a Victory Medal. After the Navy, Delmer worked in St. Louis for about 8 years, then moved the family to Summersville and bought a farm. He did a variety of jobs in this area, milked cows, cut cordwood, built fence, worked at the pallet mill and farmed as long as his health would permit.

Delmer was a long-time member of the Hartshorn Church of Christ and was currently attending the Church of Christ at Flat Rock.

Delmer is preceded in death by: his parents, Grover and Annie; 3 brothers, Glenn Tuttle, Elmer Tuttle, Gloster Tuttle, 2 sisters, Alice Jones and Gladys Tuttle, and a great grand-daughter Hannah Johnson.

Delmer is survived by his wife Ruth Tuttle of Summersville, MO; 2 daughters, Karen McAdams and husband Mike of Summersville, MO; Sharon Cook and husband Jim of Hartshorn, MO; 3 sons, Ron Tuttle and wife Cathy; Don Tuttle and wife Barb; Gary Tuttle and wife Candy all of the Summersville area; 11 grandchildren, Kayanna Stiles and husband Justin, Amanda McAdams, Christina Conner and husband Michael, Keith Tuttle and wife Kristin, Shari Tune and husband Jason, Jamie Cook, Angie Johnson and husband Chance, Jason Tuttle and wife Desiree, Melissa Tuttle, Jessica Wilson and husband Brian and Waylon Tuttle; 12 great grandchildren, Seth, Brookelynn, Anthony, Alex, Colton, Sam, Conner, Carson, Riley, Carlie, Kaithlyn and Issac. Delmer is also survived by 2 sisters, Bessie Brawley and husband Corvin; Wilma Breeding all of the Summersville area and a host of nieces, nephews and many other family members and friends.

Services were held Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home with Brother Tom Dennis officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery with Military Honors, under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

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