Francis Jean Paden
Francis Jean Paden, 87, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Veteran’s Home in Cameron, Missouri.
Jean was born September 25, 1925 to Frank and Eva Paden in St. Joseph, Missouri.
He graduated from Benton High School in 1943.
Jean was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army in the Phillipines, Japan and New Guniea from 1943-1946 with a Honorable Discharge.
He worked at Quaker Oats for 41 ½ years, retiring in 1988 as a Machine Operator and in later years as a Mason.
Jean was a member of Wyatt Park Baptist Church since he was twelve years old. He served as a Deacon and a Sunday School teacher.
He belonged to Charity Zeredatha Lodge #189, Pony Express American Legion #359, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite and Quaker Oats Quarter Century Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Dean; sister, Charlotte and husband Clinton Pons of Florida.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elda; sons, Mike Paden (Carrie) of Columbia, Missouri, Doug Paden, St. Joseph, Missouri; daughter, Kathy McPheeters (Galen), Agency, Missouri; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Services: 3:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:30 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 11:00 A.M. Monday. The family suggests memorial gifts to Wyatt Park Baptist Church.