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Robert Paul Parkhurst

Robert "Paul" Parkhurst, age 51 of Linn, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, after losing his battle with brain cancer at home with his family at his side.

Paul was born October 12, 1960, in Jefferson City, a son to the late Bobbie and Patricia Parkhurst.

Paul was a 1979 graduate of Linn High School and a 1980 graduate of Linn State Technical College with a degree in Auto Body Repair.

On June 19, 1982, Paul was united in marriage to Annabel Dudenhoeffer, who survives at the home.

Paul was a mechanic for Rudroff Bus Company in Linn and owned and operated Dirt Master Carpet Cleaning.

He was a member of the Linn Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and St. George Catholic Church.

Paul loved spending time with his family, working around the house and at his shop, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs, camping, and going to "chicken day" at Annie's Station in Loose Creek with Joe and the gang from the bus lot.

In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by: two sons, Ryan and Aaron Parkhurst of the home; two brothers, Michael and his wife Bridget Parkhurst of Linn, and Steve and his wife Amanda Parkhurst of Chesterfield, Virginia; two sisters, Brenda and her husband Keith Strope of Morrison, and Bobbie Jo and her husband Matt Lewis of Rolla; 13 nieces and nephews, Anastasia Sanner, Jason Strope, Amanda Ryan, Wesley Strope, Emily Strope, Sara Crowe, Heather Lawson, Candice, Collette, Ashley, Emma and Olivia Parkhurst, and McKenzie Lewis; 13 great nieces and nephews; his father-in-law, Francis Dudenhoeffer, Sr.; nine brother-in-laws, ten sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, his friends and coworkers.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by: two nieces, one nephew, one great nephew and his mother-in-law, Martha Dudenhoeffer.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2012 at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the "Educational Fund" for Aaron Parkhurst, c/o Legends Bank, PO Box 888, Linn, MO 65051.

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Annabell and boys, So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy. May God comfort you as now he holds Paul in his arms.

Valora and Les Budnik Aug 12 2012 12:00 AM

Fond memories of his $1000 Camaro and hours of engine work back in his late teens. Became a significant contribution to the community. Truly, more than the sum of the parts. A good man.

Benjamin Salerno Aug 12 2012 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. May God help and guide you through this time. With deepest sympathy, Joe & Arlene (Riegel) Taylor

Joe & Arlene Taylor Aug 10 2012 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss, just know he is without pain and happy.

Mary Lou Hackmann Aug 10 2012 12:00 AM

Mike Parkhurst and family, I'm so sorry for your loss of your Brother. God Bless all of you.

Lynn Nichols Aug 10 2012 12:00 AM

May Paul rest in peace, When a person you love passes away Look to the night sky on a clear day. The star that to you, appears to be bright, Will be your loved one, Looking upon you during the night. The lights of heaven are what shows through As your loved one watches all that you do. When you feel lonely for the one that you love, Look to the Heavens in the night sky above. Paul will be missed, Randy & Diane Wolfe

Randy Wolfe Aug 10 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Will remember you and your family in prayers. Will always remember the good times we had riding the bus when Paul drove. God bless you and your family, Esther Jaegers

Esther Jaegers Aug 9 2012 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kathy Hollaway Aug 9 2012 12:00 AM

Annabel & family; You have our deepest sympathy. God takes the young with the old. We will never understand why. Time will heal.

Mary & Marty Brandt Aug 9 2012 12:00 AM

Parkhurst Family - So sorry for your loss. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

Donnie & Brenda Baumhoer Aug 9 2012 12:00 AM

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