Delta Joan Endecott

Funeral services for Delta Joan Endecott of Drexel, Missouri, will be at 11:30 AM Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (816) 657-4400 with Pastor Steven Donnelly and Chris Seely officiating. Visitation at 10:30 AM prior to services at the funeral home. Burial at a later time in Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, KS. Memorial contributions to Drexel First Baptist Church or Drexel VFW.

Delta Joan Endecott passed away February 14, 2012. Delta Joan was born in Kansas City, KS December 20, the daughter of Oswald and Emma A. (Rupard) McBride. At the age of two months her mother died and she and her three brothers went to live with her maternal grandparents at Harrisburg, MO.  She graduated from Harrisburg High School and was a member of the Harrisburg Baptist Church.  She was united in marriage January 16, 1943 to Thomas A. Endecott in Odessa, TX. She was a member of the Drexel VFW Auxiliary where she has been treasurer since 1983. She was a life member of EX-POW and was Adjutant Treasurer for the Department of MO EX-POWs for several years.  She retired from the Bank of Drexel.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas A. Endecott of the home; one daughter Judy Best and husband Richard of Marshall, MO.; two sons Ronald Endecott and wife Peggy of Houston, TX, Gary Endecott and wife Darlene of Raymore, MO.; seven grandchildren Curtis Houchen, Trisha McAmis, Dale Endecott, Tamara Seely, Terina Platt, Gregory Endecott and Jeffrey Endecott; sixteen great-grandchildren. She leaves one brother, Beryl McBride of Harrisburg, MO and many friends and relatives.

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7 thoughts on “Delta Joan Endecott

  1. Delta was such a wonderful, kind friendly person who we met through EX-POW’s as my deceased husband and I were members of that organization. She gave so much of herself for that group. It was a delight to know her. Berdy June Miller (Mrs. Charles E. Miller) Joplin, MO

  2. On behalf of the members of the Central Missouri Chapter of American EX-POW’s our deepest symphony goes out to Tom and the Endecott Family upon the loss of our friend, Delta. She was a friend and worker on behalf of all POW’s, and her efforts on our behalf will be hard to replace. Our prayers are with the family. Ralph J. Kalberloh, Commander, Central Missouri Chapter of EX-POW’s, Jefferson City, MO

  3. Deanna Jones, Past Department President of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW, Department of Missouri and Past District 6 President says:

    Joan was a wonderful woman. I enjoyed knowing her very much through the VFW Auxiliary and District 6. A dedicated worker and a person to depend upon. She will be sadly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God Bless and keep you all in your time of sorrow.

  4. Whenever you look up to the sky at night and see all those stars, just imagine one of them as a hole in the sky where Delta punched through on her way to heaven, and give her a little wave, because that’s where she’s at.

  5. Ron and your family,

    I want to send to you my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.

    We express our thanks for all of her work for the MIA/POWs.

    Sincerely and with Respect,

    Alan Jacobs

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