Lloyd E. Fahnestock, 86 of Sedalia and formerly of Butler, Missouri passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 at Four Seasons in Sedalia. Graveside funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services, from 10 – 11 am at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Lloyd Elton Fahnestock was born July 31, 1928, son of Jacob Henry and Marie (Cummings) Fahnestock. Lloyd was a lifelong resident of Butler, Missouri where he attended school and was a graduate of Butler High School. He is best described as an innovator who loved to tinker and invent useful items. Lloyd’s mind was always working.
Family and friends will remember Lloyd as a very kind soul who enjoyed helping others. He had a jovial spirit and could tell a tale well and greatly enjoyed doing so. Among his hobbies were outdoor activities, particularly gardening and landscaping.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnn (Smith) Fahnestock, and one granddaughter, Kathryn Burgess. He is survived by his wife Ella “Jeannie” Fahnestock of Arkansas City, Kansas; son Jay Fahnestock and wife Mary of Sedalia, Missouri; daughter Dana Lawrence and husband Cliff of Butler, Missouri; daughter Deborah Tippie of Butler; step-sons Albert Lightle, Robert Lightle, and James Lightle; grandchildren Terri Fahnestock, Jackie Davis, Patrick Lawrence, Matthew Tippie, and Joseph Tippie; as well as additional numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.