Edward Joseph Ament, 78, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.
He was born Oct. 31, 1931, in Worthington, Iowa, son of Herbert N. and Regina E. Wilhelm Ament. He and Jacquelyn June Heath were married June 11, 1955, in Morrison, Ill.
He was a Korean War veteran. He served in the Navy from July 1950 until April 1954. He enlisted in the Army in March 1960 and retired June 30, 1976, after serving two tours in Germany and Vietnam. He was the recipient of one silver star and two bronze stars. After leaving the Army, he was an over-the-road truck driver until he retired in 1993.
He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed feeding squirrels and birds. He was also a computer buff.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Grace Deuhr and Patricia Torson; and a son, Gregory Lee Ament.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 55 years, Jacquelyn of the home; three daughters, Cynthia Parker of Hot Springs, Ark., Sheila Story of Tifton, Ga., and Lori Roach of Roby; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren with another due in June.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, at Palace Union Church with Wesley Wallace officiating. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Evans Funeral Home. Burial will be in Palace Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Roby First Responders, c/o Annete Monroe, P.O. Box 265, Roby, Mo., 65557. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.