Don George

Donald S. George, 71, passed away on Mar. 17 at Pearl’s II Eden for Elders in Princeton, Missouri.

Born July 12, 1942 in Davenport, he was the son of Samuel Archie and Dora Ellen (Shockey) George. Donald moved to Mercer County, Missouri in 1951 when his parents began farming his mother’s home farm and was a 1960 graduate of Princeton High School. After graduation he worked at the Montgomery Ward warehouse in Kansas City. He then worked for the Missouri Highway Department surveying Route 6 west of Trenton for the new highway and for a short time was employed by the Hallett Construction Company. In 1965 he moved to Jefferson where he was employed by the Greene County Rural Electric Cooperative until his retirement in 2004. At retirement he moved back to the family farm southwest of Princeton where he enjoyed working around the farm, repairing small engines and just piddling. During his lifetime, he also enjoyed his card club and attending his children’s and granchildren’s many activities.

On October 13, 1962 Donald was united in marriage to Beverly M. Coon in Chillicothe, Missouri. Donald was a member of the Princeton First Baptist Church.

Donald is survived by his wife Beverly of Princeton; his son William Samuel George of Council Bluffs; his daughters: Dana T. Templer (Doug) of Jefferson and Dina D. Backen (Darren) of Altoona; five grandchildren: Ethan, Tanner and Mason George of Council Bluffs, Caden and Kylie Backen of Altoona; other relatives, neighbors and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law Bill Coon.

Funeral services were held Mar. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel in Princeton, Missouri with Pastor David Dennis of the Princeton First Baptist Church officiating. Donald’s body was cremated following the service and inurnment of his ashes will be held at a later date in the Salem Cemetery, south of Princeton. Open visitation was held at 8:30 a.m. Mar. 20 at the funeral chapel and family visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. The family request memorial contributions to either the Princeton First Baptist Church or the Salem Cemetery in lieu of flowers.  Contribuations may be mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 316, Princeton, MO 64673.

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