Dan Delplane

Sunday, May 23, 2004

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dan E. Delplane, 80, of Blytheville, Ark., formerly of Sikeston, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville.

He was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Sikeston, son of Rasheo and Ida Mitchem Delplane. He and Ruth Huddleston were married Dec. 27, 1945, in Sikeston. She died July 28, 1999.

Delplane worked for 45 years for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities, where he was supervisor of water and sewer distribution. He also was a World War II veteran and was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Sikeston.

Survivors include two sons, Lee Delplane of Blytheville and Donnie Delplane of Springfield, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.