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Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Dale W. Noel, age 78, of Curryville, went to his loving savior in the peace of his sleep on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at his residence.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Dawn Marie Turner and Rev. Jerry Gamm officiating.  Burial was in the Curryville Cemetery with military honors be the Missouri Military Honors and VFW Post #5553.  Visitation was  held from 4 p.m. until   8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Dale was born May 1, 1935 in Curryville, the son of Gov. Clyde and Arvella Branstetter Noel.  He married Phyllis Barnes at the Eolia Methodist Church Dec. 27, 1958.  She survives.  Other survivors include a son Dennis Noel and wife Sherri of Curryville; daughter Arlinda Warren and husband Tom of St. Charles; grandchildren Cody Noel, Jared and Kiersten Dotson, Tracy and Kyle Campbell, and Scott Warren; great grandchildren Lucas Dotson, Spencer and Brody Campbell; mother-in-law Linda McClellan of Bowling Green; brother-in-law Alvin Barnes of Palmyra; and numerous cousins.   He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dale was a lifelong resident of Curryville and a member of the New Harmony Christian Church and Eastern Missouri Cowboy Church.  He loved bluegrass music, old cars and tractors, and was a part of the Mt. Pleasant Old Thrashers.  Dale received the Outstanding Farmer Award in the 1960’s.  He took great pride in his home and his yard and won the yard of the month in Curryville.    Dale was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son-in-law, and brother-in-law, who was proud of his grandson Cody’s  accomplishments in horsemanship and Jared’s in law enforcement.
Serving as pallbearers were Jared Dotson, Cody Noel, Bill Betts, Floyd Dameron, George Kelch, J.C. Bufford, Calvin Bontz, and Frank Vaughn.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jim Hubert, Marion Branstetter, Alvin Barnes, Kent Betts, Tony Dameron, Glenn Lee, Herman Smith, “Duke” Orf, Bob Henderson, and Danny Epperson.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Pike County Home Health and Hospice.  Online condolences may be left at Please send condolences to the family at