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Floyd Neil Curtis, 87, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born Monday, March 17, 1924 in Marshall, Missouri, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Edna Mae (Stoufer) Curtis. His mother Edna died when he was only two years old and his father remarried Irene McKinley, although she was his stepmother, he always looked to Irene as his mom. He departed this life at 8:01 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2011 the Lee's Summit Medical Center.
He was a WWII Army veteran serving in the European-North African Theatre.
In the early 1950's he was married to Della Ballard. To this Union three children were born William, Robert, and Kathy.
On July 6, 1961, Floyd was united in marriage to Louise (Lewis) Young in the Waldo area of Kansas City. Louise who was also married before brought Beverly, Donna, and Carla into their family; later Steven was born to Floyd and Louise to complete the family.
Floyd was employed as a Model Maker for Bendix, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church and the Pleasant Hill American Legion-Newton Dudley Post.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Louise of the home; three sons William (and Gay) Curtis, Robert (and Debbie) Curtis, both of Pleasant Hill, and Steven (and Missy) Curtis of Seneca, Missouri; four daughters Kathy (and Kenny) Stolz of Pleasant Hill, Beverly (and David) Crawford of Raymond, Illinois, Donna (and Dale) Barbarick and Carla (and Paul) Miller both of Pleasant Hill; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, September, 30, 2011, at the funeral home. Reverend Wyatt Shanks minister of the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the Pleasant Hill VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard.
Visitation was held Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels and may be sent in care of the funeral home.