Francis Jean Paden

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.

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Ferolyn Paden says:

    May the Lord surround you all with His angels and provide comfort during this time. I always listening to Dad and Jean and Grandpa get into some heated discussions while I was growing up. Thinking, there more funny than serious.

    Ferolyn Paden

  2. Pat Pons says:

    Aunt Elda, Mike, Doug and Kathy – Thinking and praying for you during this difficult time. I have lots of wonderful and funny memories of Uncle Jean.


  3. Jan Rich says:

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jean was a wonderful man.
    I wish you all comfort as you work through your loss. Jan

  4. Martha Gitthens says:

    Doug, I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Don and Martha

  5. Tom & Lynn Beggs says:

    So sorry for you loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Betty&Bill Rich says:

    You are in our deepest thoughts and sympathy for your loss of Jean .
    Sincerely Betty and Bill Rich

  7. Melba Lipira says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.With sincere sympathy .

  8. Amy, Raul and Lucia Esparza says:

    A wonderful man is and will continue to be greatly missed. We will never forget his warm smile and big heart.

    Love you always Grandpa.
    A flea, a fly, and a flue…

  9. Marvin Mathewson & Ruth Mathewson says:

    To Elda & family our sincere condolences for your loss.
    Many memories will pass today but not
    be forgotten.

    Marvin & Ruth

  10. Kathy Comley Jenkins says:

    The Comleys love the Padens.

  11. Joyce Power Mizenko says:

    Dear Doug,
    Sorry to hear about your father passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    My sincere sympathies, Joyce Power Mizenko

  12. Cindy for Iona says:

    Elda-so sorry to hear of your loss. I am with mom this afternoon and she said to tell you she loves you.
    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  13. Pat Lipira says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are a special family. Although I could not be there, you have been on my mind and in my prayers.

  14. Steve & Alice Thomas says:

    Prayers for all. Jean was a good guy and we will all miss him. So glad we got to visit with him over Christmas.

  15. Carole & Don Vollintine says:

    Elda….so sorry for the news of Jean’s passing, but good to know he is enjoying his new residence in heaven! Just wanted you to know we are thinking of you. Carole & Don Vollintine

  16. Roger Crumpton says:

    Elda, Mike, Kathy and Doug

    Very sorry to hear about Jean. Doniphan Street in St Joseph was just a unigue and special place to spend our childhood. Your father helped make it that way. I can still hear that great laugh of his and eating popcorn and drinking tea with him in your basement.

    I think of Doniphan street often and how good folks like your father helped shape us all. My sympathies to you all.

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