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Harold Lloyd Ess

Harold Lloyd Ess, 85 , formerly of Madison, Missouri passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Missouri Veteran’s Home in Mexico, Missouri. Harold was born January 19, 1932 to Lloyd Ernest and Elsie Mae (Martin) Ess in Clark, Missouri. He served in the United States Army where he was wounded twice in combat during the Korean War. He was a Purple Heart recipient. Harold worked as self-employed mechanic at Ess Implement and farmed in Monroe County during his career. He married Shirley Jean Robertson in September of 1957. Some of his hobbies included, fishing, reading books by Louis L’Amour, tinkering, and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. His care givers knew him for his “traveling snack wheelchair” and how he would always ask them for snuff. Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jean Ess in June of 1991; sons: Mitchell and Roy Ess; brothers: Fred and George Ess; sisters: Ida Mae Lessly and Lorene Mallory. Survivors include his children: Bonnie Ess of Monroe City, Missouri, Lena (Dan) Sharp of Paris, Missouri, Linda (John) McMorris of Holts Summit, Missouri, Tony (Nicki) of Columbia, Missouri, Bill (Tammy) Ess of Marshall, Missouri, Robert Ess of Syracuse, UT, Tom Ess of Centralia, Missouri, and Anna Doke of St. Louis, Missouri; 15 Grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. A visitation will take place on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. at the Million Taylor Funeral Homes of Moberly. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery, Renick, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Mexico, Missouri. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Harold Lloyd Ess please visit our Sympathy Store.

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Rob, I am so sorry for your family's loss. I hope that you all find comfort in the peace offered by our Savior's gift to mankind that we will see our loved ones again. Joel Jacobson

Joel Jacobson May 3 2017 12:00 AM

I see an obituary of a man who lived a good long life, full of a good large family and good friends. He has left a legacy and example of hard work and dedication to his family. He has moved on to another phase in the eternal expanse of our Heavenly Father and I have a feeling he will have some good peace and continue to help his family from beyond the vail. My thoughts and prayers are with Harold's family this day. Sincerely, Jared Walker Roy, Utah acquaintance & coworker of Robert Ess

Jared Walker May 3 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. from you friends in the F-16 System Program Office at Hill AFB

Mark Greenamyer May 3 2017 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with you and your family for the loss of a dear one.

John Stults May 3 2017 12:00 AM

Rob,Sending love and prayers to you and your family. May the fond memories of your father bring you comfort during this difficult time.Debbie Butler

Deborah Butler May 3 2017 12:00 AM

My prayers are with all of you.

Karen Mallory VonFeldt May 2 2017 12:00 AM

Thinking of you all during this time. God bless. - Ann Thompson

Ann Thompson May 1 2017 12:00 AM