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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Deaths in our community of KHS65 friends
Sunder, Edward W., Jr. born: February 24, 1919, passed away January 30, 2011. Edward Sunder was born and raised in Webster Groves, Missouri. He graduated from Webster High School and went on to spend one year at Washington University before being drafted into the United States Army in 1941. Ed spent his first 2 years in the infantry, where he trained men for overseas duty. He then was accepted into the Army Air Corps where he served his country in active combat duty as a B24 bomber pilot. Stationed in England, Ed flew over 30 missions for the 8th Air Force, 854th squadron, and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. In 1946 Edward moved his family to Kirkwood where he lived until 2008, when he moved full time to Naples, Florida. Ed spent 40 years in the insurance industry. He is a past president and chairman of W. H. Markham & Co. as well as CEO of Frank B. Hall of Missouri. He was an active member of his community. He served as president of the YMCA of St. Louis Operations Board, served the City of Kirkwood in several capacities, was a member of the Veiled Prophet and served as president of the Insurance Brokerage Industry Group NACSA. Ed was an avid golfer. He loved to write poems, sing, play the piano and be with his family. He will be dearly missed. He was the beloved husband for 49 years of Jean Brocksmith Sunder (1920-1992). He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Pearl M. Sunder; children: Sandra Sunder Lusk (Rodney), Paula Sunder Ross (Charles), Edward W. Sunder III (Kathy), step-son William P. Rector (Susan) and 10 grand- children and 10 great-grand- children. Services: Visitation Sat., Feb. 5, 3 pm until time of Memorial Service 4 pm at BOPP CHAPEL, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood. Interment private. In lieu of flowers donations to your favorite charity preferred. (http://www.boppchapel.com/)
And to our friends Nelson and Leslie, our condolences on the passing of Nelson's mother:
Wainwright, Mary Colette (nee Wehner) October 27, 1918 - January 29, 2011. Wife of the late Nelson Wainwright. Daughter of the late Josef and Emma (Jacob) Wehner. Sister of the late Joseph (Margaret) Wehner, the late Marcella (Bill) Hilse, the late Angela (Roy) Neumann, and the late Norbert (Elvena). Mother of A. Don (Mary), C. Royal (David Robbins), and W. Nelson (Leslie). Grandmother of 5, great-grandmother of 5, aunt, great-aunt, sister-in-law, and friend. Colette skated professionally with the Ice Follies and was a top-ranked amateur golfer with 9 holes-inone. The family wishes to thank the staffs at Cedar Creek Assisted Living and Hospice of Citrus County for the wonderful care that they gave Colette. Memorial donations to Evans Scholarship Program, University of Missouri Columbia, 923 Maryland Avenue, Columbia, Missouri 65201; Hospice of Citrus County, Inc., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Florida 34464; or a charity of your choice. Services: A graveside service will be held 2:30pm on Saturday February 26, 2011 at Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa, FL. The family will receive friends from 12pm until 2pm at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs, FL. Condolences may be offered at www.wilderfuneral.com.