Joe Donald Page, 88, of Butler, passed away Jan. 28, 2013, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler.
Joe was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Appleton City, Mo. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1942. Upon graduation, Joe moved back to the family's farm. He has lived in Butler from 1954 until his death.
Joe was a farmer and enjoyed hunting, as well as bulldozing. He particularly enjoyed his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Joe married Beatrice E. Heiman on Aug. 2, 1948; they have been married for 64 years. To this union, there were seven children: Mike Page and wife, Barbara of Appleton City, Mo., Patricia Johnson and husband, Gene, of Fort Scott, Kan., Nancy Hedrick and husband, Eddie, of Butler, Jim Page and wife, Sarah, of Green Valley, Ariz., Jerry Page and wife, Christine, of Butler, Harley Page and wife, Kori, of Butler. Joe also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, Becky Jones, Michael Page, Jennifer Page, Seth Harold, Joseph Hedrick, Jordan Page, Chance Hedrick, and Devin, Austin, Drew, and Alie Page; as well as three great-grandchildren, Tristen Chadd, Megan Jones, and Alli Hedrick.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Harley and Winnie (Bennett) Page; a daughter, JoAnne Page; and grandchildren, Scott and Jennifer Harold.
Funeral services for Joe Page will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Mo., (660) 679-0009, with the Rev. John Bolderson officiating. Visitation prior to services from 10-11 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.