Elmer Eugene Curtner, 88, of Richmond, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.
Elmer was born on Jan. 19, 1932, in Richmond, the son of John W. and Dora L. (Brock) Curtner Sr. He was united in marriage to Glenda Mae Groom of Excelsior Springs on Oct. 3, 1965. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors are a daughter, Nancy (Brian) Allenbrand of Kansas City and two grandchildren, Derrick Max Allenbrand and Katherine Cherie Allenbrand.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John W. Curtner Jr.; and two sisters, Ruby L. Hines and Dorothy E. Cox.
Elmer was reared in Richmond and attended the Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton. Elmer first farmed for 30 years. He then moved to town, where he worked as a custodian and in the kitchen at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond from 1978 to 2005. Elmer was a hard worker, always working.
“No job is worth doing, if you’re not going to do it right,” he liked to say.
He was a little bit of a practical joker, teaser, and enjoyed making people laugh. Elmer always greeted his family with a hug and a kiss on the cheek. He was a well-loved member of the Richmond First Baptist Church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Richmond First Baptist Church. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home; 507 E. Main St.-P.O. Box 190; Richmond, MO 64085.
Visitation began at 1 p.m. with services following at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at the Richmond First Baptist Church. Inurnment followed services at Richmond Memory Gardens.
Please remember to share memories of Elmer with the family by visiting www.thurmanfuneralhome.com.