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John A. Day, 80, of Henrietta, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.
Mr. Day was born July 23, 1927, in Richmond, the son of Charles L. and Ella L. (Vogt) Day. He married Sarah A. Black of Henrietta, on June 18, 1950; she preceded him in death on Dec. 19, 2007.
Mr. Day was a graduate of Henrietta High School and attended college at William Jewell. John served in the Army during WWII. After returning from the service, he worked for a short time for the railroad. John worked for Ford Motor Company as an assembler for 30 years until he retired in 1983. He was a member of the Henrietta First Baptist Church, the American Legion Post #4052 and the Lexington V.F.W. Post #4052. He had also been a member of the Henrietta Lions Club, Henrietta School Board and the United Auto Worker’s Local # 249.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Nan Taylor and her husband, Bill, of Weston; four grandchildren, Nathan Lorenzen, Kate Lorenzen, Jennifer Mackenzie Taylor and Whitney Taylor; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Charles T. (Buddy) Day and his wife, June, of Henrietta, and Kenneth Day and his wife, Joann, of Independence.
In addition to his parents and his wife, two daughters, Jennifer Day and Georgia Lorenzen, and one son-in-law, Dennis Lorenzen, preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Henrietta First Baptist Church or the Missouri State Veteran’s Home in Warrensburg.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 12, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, at the Henrietta First Baptist Church in Henrietta. Burial will be at Sunny Slope Cemetery in Richmond, where American Legion Post #4052 and Lexington V.F.W. Post #4052 will conduct military graveside services.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond