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August 17, 1935 - November 6, 2020
Burial Date November 11, 2020
- Visitation: Tuesday, November 10 , 2020 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the First Free Will Baptist Church, 1401 S. 5th Street, De Soto, MO 63020
- Service: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 11:00 am at the First Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Bro. Bob Thebeau
- Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO
John B. Elders, 85, native of Corning, AR, presently resided in rural De Soto with his wife Margie (nee Isgrigg) Elders died November 6, 2020 at his home.
John was a faithful member of the First Free Will Baptist Church-De Soto where he had worked in the Teen Department, served as a Trustee and a Usher. He was an example of a man of faith and a real gentleman.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years Margie; one son Robert (Trena) Elders, Sr., Granite City, IL; his two step sons Chip (Liz) Johnston, Valles Mines and Richard “Rick” (Marty) Johnston, Valles Mines who referred to John as “Pop”; step daughter Sherri (Greg) Besore, Festus; his grandchildren: Wes (Stef) and Colby Besore, Amanda (J. J.) Johnson, Jamie (Darin) Clubbs, Chad Johnston, Lauren Kenuam, Austin Brandon, Callie Dennis, David (Jamie) Nothstine, Jennifer Montgomery, and Robert Elders, Jr.: several great grandchildren; two brothers: Donald (Judy) Elders, Granite City, IL and Paul (Judy) Elders, Scott City; and one sister Wanda (Bob) Creasey, Wentzville. He was preceded in death by his parents: Luther and Yulas (nee Pollard) Elders; a daughter Deborah Thompson and her husband Joe; four brothers; Loren, Jake, Jimmy, and Junior Elders and two sisters; Jestina Robison and Beaulah Whartenby.
John had retired from working in the Receiving Department at White-Rodgers then worked for twelve years at Wease Distributing.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105