Francis J. Herbst Jr.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Francis J. Herbst Jr., 66, Sheldon, Mo., passed away at his home on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at his residence. He was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Muncie, Kan., to Francis Jacob Herbst and Violet Marie Wilson Herbst.

Mr. Herbst grew up in Kansas City, Kan., and graduated from Washington High School, Kansas City, Kan. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He worked in commercial construction most of his working life in the Kansas City area including the construction of Kemper Arena. He lived in Sheldon, for the past 30 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Ann Thurman, Shawnee, Kan., and Marsha Kay Judd, Hutchison, Kan.; one son, Donald Herbst, Sheldon; nine grandchildren, Tiffani and Taylor Thurman, Trustin, Brianna, Makayla and Kaitlynn Herbst, Ray Grimel, William Judd and Ezzrie Judd; three brothers, William Herbst, Clifton Herbst and Charles Herbst; one sister, Loretta Herbst. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., today, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Nevada.

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