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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Obituary: Veda A. "Poss" Seymour

  • A service will be Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield.
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  • A service will be Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield.
    Veda Amil Kirk was born in North Salem Township, Linn County, Missouri on December 22, 1918. She was the youngest child of Eli and Susan Ann (Suzanne) Powell Kirk. Her mother said at the moment of her birth that “snow flakes were softly falling and sliding down the windows”.
    She died June 3, 2014, at age 95, at the home of a  niece, June Barron, in Altoona, Iowa. She was surrounded by family and Hospice members. She slipped peacefully away as the Music Therapist was softly singing, “In the Garden”.
    Veda’s childhood was spent on a farm near Shelby. She was a graduate of Shelby Consolidated High School, Class of 1937.
    She married Charles Edwin Seymour September 1, 1941. They began their married life in Brookfield. By 1942 Eddie was in the army. Veda was able to join him, living on base, during part of his training. While Eddie was overseas, Poss went home to the farm to live with her parents. While there, she successfully raised a fine flock of sheep, of which she was very proud.
    After the war, the young couple lived in Brookfield where Eddie worked for the Kroger store. They later bought their own neighborhood grocery store in Chillicothe, and lived there for several years.
    During the 1950’s they lived in Des Moines, Iowa, where Eddie was associated with the A&P.  They lived in Marceline,for several years, while Eddie was manager of the Marceline A&P Grocery.
    In about 1961 they became co-owners, with Eddie’s brother Donald Seymour, of the Grand River Press in Trenton, Missouri. They stayed there until 1988, when they moved back to Brookfield. Eddie died in October, 2001.
    Veda was a homemaker, well known for her excellent house keeping skills. She loved shopping,  reading,dancing, taking long walks,, playing cards, and travel. In her younger years, she often went fishing. Family and Friends were very important to her. She adored cats, loved farm animals, and had a large collection of Teddy Bears.
    She was preceeded in death by her husband, Eddie; parents and grandparents; her three sisters — Vera (Rauer) Edmonds, Beulah “Boots” Simpson and Ada B. Beal and her half-brother, Leman. Also preceeding her in death were nephews, Gerald Lee Simpson, Larry Kirk Rauer, David Mohler and nephew by marriage, Gary Bates.
    She is survived by six nieces: June (Irv) Barron of Altoona, Iowa; Neva (Tom) Cunningham, St. Charles, Iowa; Connie Rauer of Newborn,  Donna (Richard) Gibson, Chillicothe, Janet Bates of Osceola, Missouri; and Terry (Cliff) Murphy, Kingsville,and a nephew, Jon Michael Rauer (Sabrina),  Kansas City. She also leaves Nieces by marriage, Alice Rauer, Kansas City, and Sandra (John) Burns, Brookfield.
    Page 2 of 2 - John and Sandra and their Family  were always there for her, and helped her in so many ways.  Also,several great nieces and nephews and their families,  great-great nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
    The  Seymour Family was  very special to Poss. She will be missed by nephews Joe Seymour (Wenda), Trenton, David Seymour (Mary Anne), Kearney, Dennis and Michael Putnam; Nieces Debbie Lucas (Andy), Des Moines, Iowa and Brenda Folsom, Kearney, and their Families.  Sister in Law, Faye Kim and her daughter Kathy and Family, Thomasville, Ga.
    Memorials may be directed  to Unity Point Hospice, 11333 Auora Avenue, Urbandale, Iowa 50322.

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