Otto “Red” Edmond, age 87 of Curryville, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Memorial services were held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Doug Storts officiating. Memorial visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Edmond was born April 13, 1928 in Overland, the son of James Otto and Eunice Mercedes Hawkins Edmond. On April 29, 1948, he married Ruth Rogers at the Rogers family home in Cyrene. She preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents, brother Forest Edmond, sister Mildred Wooten, granddaughter Christy Edmond, and great-grandson Josh Grote.
Survivors include sons James Edmond (Shirlee) of Curryville, Richard Edmond (Susie) of Frankford, Jerry Edmond (Sandy) of Taylor, and Deryl Edmond of Bowling Green; daughters Beverly Grote (Terry) of Bowling Green, Laura Ince (Jerry) of Frankford, and Christina Ballard (Kevin) of Portsmouth, Ohio; grandchildren Teriann Parker (Mike), Bobby Grote (Brandy), Amy Storts (Todd), Brian Edmond, Julie Houseworth (Bart), Kim Zappala (Gary), Alicia Blackford (Eric), Brent Edmond, Brianne Smith (Andy), Seth Ince (Jessica), Jerri Ann Mills (Kevin), Webb Ballard, and Paige Ballard; 23 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Otto moved to the Curryville family farm when he was in high school. He began his married life in Robertson/Bridgeton then moved back to the farm in 1961. He was a Mason for many years and was involved in 4H and FFA when his children were growing up. He taught many children how to water ski over the years. His hobbies were collecting Aladdin lamps, Blue Grass music, camping, boating, and spending winters in Arizona after his retirement.
Memorials may be made to Pike County Home Health and Hospice.