Raymond Charles Senter, 86, son of Lilburn and Nellie M. Senter, was born Jan. 28, 1918, at Frumet. He died May 12, 2004, at Cabool. He was raised in the DeSoto community and started work with the Sunnen Co. in St. Louis, where he met his wife. He married Ruby Mae Miller Jan. 23, 1942. They had four children. Mr. Senter joined the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was later stationed at Port Townsend, Wash. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Sunnen Products in St. Louis as a machinist. In the mid-1940s, the Senters moved to Montauk in Dent County, where they ran a dairy farm and raised their four children. They moved to Licking in 1960, where he worked in construction along with helping his wife run Senter’s Country Store. Later he worked for Civil Service at Fort Leonard Wood. He continued to work in construction until his retirement. The Senters spent several years attending craft festivals, selling their ceramics and listening to bluegrass music. In later years, they moved to the Landmark Villa at Cabool. Mr. Senter was a 50-year member of Latimer Lodge #145 AM and FM. Surviving are his wife of 62 years; four children, Carol Murphy of Springfield, Bill of Plato, Tom of Hartville and Bob of Castalian Springs, Tenn.; one sister, Hazel of DeSoto; three brothers, Roscoe of DeSoto, Earl of Sachse, Texas, and Bob of Shell Knob; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services were May 15 at the Fox Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Tubbs officiating. Burial with full military honors was in the Licking Cemetery. “

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