Milford Sturgeon

Thursday, July 14, 2005

ZALMA, Mo.-- Milford Isaac Sturgeon, 92, of Zalma died Friday, July 8, 2005, at Advance Nursing Center in Advance, Mo.

He was born April 10, 1913, at Zalma, son of Gilbert Henry and Rozina Gaines Sturgeon. He and Sharon Pape were married Sept. 14, 1973.

Sturgeon was an owner and operator of Lemons Grocery Store and had farmed. He was a member of Zalma Masonic Lodge 545 and Pleasant Valley General Baptist Church, and attended Brush Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Dana Wade and Maria Gunn of Zalma; two sisters, Marie Snider of Edwards-ville, Ill., Reeda Durham of Advance; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and his twin sister.

The funeral was held Monday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, Mo. The Rev. Bill Sargent officiated. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery near Zalma.