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James "Gus" A Party

James "Gus" Party, age 87 of Linn, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James.

Gus was born March 16, 1927, in Swiss, Missouri, a son to the late Bob and Rachel (Kemple) Party.

Gus attended school in Belle and served in the United States Army during World War II.

On November 26, 1957, he was united in marriage to Velda Branson in Hernando, MS. She survives of the home.

Gus worked for Community Tire Company in St. Louis for 33 years and later worked for Daniel Construction during the construction of the Callaway Nuclear Plant.

Gus was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Linn and the VFW. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was a St. Louis Cardinal fan.

In addition to his spouse of 57 years, Gus is survived by: three sons, Dale Party and his wife Tonya of Vienna, James L. Mantle and his wife Kathy of Bourbon, and Robert "Robbie" Mantle and his wife Janet of Union; one brother, Elmer Ray Party of Belle; five grandchildren, Jeremy, Jered, Jason, Cody, and Connor; six great grandchildren, Morgan, Miya, Brooklyn, Zoey, Skyler, and Ethan as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: four brothers, Roy, Billy, Donnie, and Ed Party; and three sisters, Tillie Hackman, Faye Butler, and Ida Party.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 3, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Gary Carey officiating. Interment will follow in the Community of Christ Cemetery in Linn.


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