Everett Dean Ishmael

Everett Dean Ishmael, 77, of Richmond, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at his home.

Everett was born  Jan. 10, 1935 in Richmond to Ralph and Marie (Barnett) Ishmael.

He married Nancy Arnold of Richmond June 8, 1957; she survives of the home.

Everett was an assembler for General Motors, Fairfax Division for 28 years before he retired. He was a United States Army Veteran of Korean War. He was an active member of the Richmond American Legion Post #327 serving as its Commander for seven years, Honor Guard and also it’s Historian. He was a member of the Ray County V.F.W. Post #4398. He was also a member of the U.A.W. Local #31. Everett was of the Christian faith. He had lived in Richmond most of his life.

Additional survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Terri and Tim Hunt of Independence, and Dee Ishmael of Richmond; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Pam and Jeff Dady of Pleasant Valley, and Carol Beza of Calif.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Lacy and Bryon Nichols, Marvin and Amanda Rucker, Greg Rucker, Rhawnie and Keith Denton; great-grandchildren, Alyssia Weber, Raelyn Rucker, Xander Hurst, Jaden Nichols, Brandon Nichols, Trevor Nichols, Rayna Rucker, Chloe Rucker and Abegail Rucker; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and step-father, Grafton Holder who raised him, Everett was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Ishmael.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Ray County Veterans Memorial building in Richmond.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery in Richmond where military honors will be provided by the Ray County Veterans.  On-line condolences may be left at

3 Responses to Everett Dean Ishmael

  1. carol and charles Hayes

    October 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and all your family, Nancy.

  2. Tommy Holloway

    October 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Deanny was my best boyhood friend. We grew up together. We lived about a block apart. We went hunting and fishing together many times. God bless him and his family. I love him.

  3. Jim Thacker

    October 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Thoughts to the Ishmael family.

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