John T. Youse, 90, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Luther Manor Nursing Center.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel. Rev. Steve Barker will officiate. Burial with full military honors provided by the Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post 55 will be in the Grand View Burial Park.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.
John was born April 8, 1925, in Hannibal, Mo. the son of William H. and Annie (Neale) Youse, II.
He married Mary Jo Gentry on June 6, 1948, at the First Christian Church in Hannibal. She survives him.
Other survivors include three sons, John Gentry Youse and wife Janet, James Stephen Youse and wife Linda, and Thomas Turner Youse all of Hannibal, Mo; two daughters, Mary Ann McCarty of Hillsborough, NJ, and Julie Lynn King and husband Bill of Jackson, Mo; two brothers, W.H. Youse, III of Tuscan, AZ and Richard "Dick" Youse of CA; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Youse was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Youse and one son-in-law, Mike McCarty.
John graduated from Hannibal High School and went on to further his education at the University of Missouri and graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. Mr. Youse served his country during WWII in the US Army.
John was a lifelong Marion County farmer. He was an active member of the First Christian Church in Hannibal, were served as an elder, past president on the church board, and member and past president of the Keystone Class. Mr. Youse also served on boards of the REA, ASCS, and Federal Land Bank. He also was a member of the Hannibal Lions Club. John enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with his family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Gentry Youse, Jim Youse, Tom Youse, Jeremy Youse, Ira King, and Tim McCarty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Hannibal, in care of Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.
Online condolences, memories and photos may be shared on his memorial page at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com