Gilbert Love

1938 - 2011

Gilbert Lee Love 73, of Auxvasse, Missouri, went home with his Lord Thursday, July 14, 2011. He was born April 27, 1938, to John Frank and Evalena (Ferguson) Love in Williamsburg, Mo. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963. Gilbert was a member and deacon of Grand Prairie Baptist Church in Auxvasse. In his early years he ran wreckers for Don Tenney and later for Van's Garage both of Kingdom City, Missouri. He also hauled mail and cattle for "Red" Willis of Auxvasse, Missouri. He worked 22 years for Wetterau Foods as a diesel mechanic and shop foreman in Mexico, Missouri. He then spent 10 years as a mechanic for Ryder in Columbia, Missouri where he retired in 2003. He was currently working for the Missouri Auto Auction of Columbia, Missouri and lost his life on this job that he enjoyed doing daily. Gilbert served several years on the Auxvasse City Counsel, several years as a school board member during his children's high school years with the North Callaway R-1 School District. He never met a stranger and stopped to help anyone needing assistance along his way. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean Love; two daughters, Susan (Dale) Pasley of Auxvasse, Missouri and Linda (Mark) Gubera of Wentzville Missouri; one son, Regan (Colette) Love of Auxvasse, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Rachel (Joey) Wieschhaus of Kingdom City, Missouri, Garett, Rylee, Alex, and Carley Gubera of Wentzville, Missouri, Ashley and Justus Love of Auxvasse, Missouri; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Cora Wieschhaus of Kingdom City, Missouri; four sisters, Faye Oden, Marie McCully, Ora Bell Sapp, all of Auxvasse, Missouri and Helen Irene Easley of Fulton, Missouri; one brother-in- law, Billy (Gayle) Moore of Fulton, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, two nephews and three nieces. Gilbert will be sadly missed by family and several area communities. We know he is safely home and waiting for family and friends to join him. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Grand Prairie Baptist Church in Auxvasse, Missouri with Pastor Ben Taylor officiating. Interment will be at the Auxvasse Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grand Prairie Baptist Church in Auxvasse or to the Children's Therapy and Early Education School located in Mexico, Missouri, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, Missouri 65251. Condolences may be sent to the family at maupinfuneralhome.com

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