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William "Bud" Everett 69, Elwood, KS

William "Bud" Everett 69, of Elwood, Kansas, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013 in a St. Joseph Missouri hospital.
William "Bud" Everett 69, of Elwood, Kansas, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013 in a St. Joseph Missouri hospital.

He was born October 29, 1944 in St. Joseph, MO, son of Elizabeth and Leonard Everett.

He served in the Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he received the Purple Heart, and was awarded the National Defense service medal, sharp shooter medal, Viet Nam service medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat infantry badge, and two overseas service bars. Bud had worked at several jobs including, Herzog as a Watchman for 7 years. St. Joe Fuel Oil as a Truck Driver and at Farris Truck Stop. He was a member of a number of veterans organization including the VFW Post 6760, Disabled American Veterans, Veteran of Vietnam War inc, and the Freedom of the Rode Riders. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography, and target shooting, and was a Baptist.

Bud was preceded in death by father, Euell Leonard Everett, mother, Elizabeth Dudley, two brothers, John L. and Euell Everett, a sister, Mary Jo Jenkins.

Survivors include, former wife, Carole Colborn of the home, a daughter, Tammy Everett of St. Joseph, MO, a son, Albert Everett and wife Patty of Springfield, MO, step-son, Allen Crail of St. Joseph, MO, step-daughter, Renita Wilson and husband Herb and step-son, David Crail of Elwood, KS, 22 grandchildren several great grandchildren, two brothers, Bob (Isabelle) Everettm and Donnie (Melinda) Everett of St. Joseph, MO, and a sister, Beverly Kline of Ontario, OR.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 am, on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Rev. Albert Shirley officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, with military honors under the auspices of the United States Army. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
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