Raymond “Kent” Maher, 75, of Eldon, Missouri passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at his residence. He was born October 17, 1945 in Barnett, Missouri the son of the late Raymond H. and Virginia E. (Runyan) Maher. On June 11, 1992 in Tuscumbia, Missouri he was united in marriage to DeeEllen Lee (Shikles) Atkinson Maher who survives of the home.
Other survivors include,
Children, Neil Atkinson (Debbie) of Jefferson City, MO; Ron Maher (Leslie) of Redfield, KS; Mark Atkinson (Dawn) of Eldon, MO; Jill Williams (Chad) of Eldon, MO; Crystal Atkinson of Eldon, MO; Fourteen Grandchildren, Braden, Taylor (Kirkweg), and Kelsey Atkinson; Dalton, Cale and Ella Maher; Chase, Macy and Gage Williams; Benjamin and Brynleigh Smith; Rachel, Courtney and Kelsey King
Brothers, Larry Don Maher (Linda) of Eldon, MO; Terry Maher of Eldon, MO; Mark Maher of Jefferson City, MO; Kevin Maher of St. Louis, MO; Sisters, Sharon Maher; Sue Abbott (Bill); Rhonda Bashore; Mary Maher all of Eldon, MO; Sister in law, Christelle Maher of Lake Ozark, MO; Numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
His parents, and two sisters, Carole Blauer and Kay Maher, and one brother, Gary Maher preceded him in death.
Kent was a 1963 graduate of Eldon High School and served in the United States Army from 1965-1967. Kent was a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather. He didn’t know a stranger and was always willing to help anyone that needed it. Kent ran a beef cattle operation and owned Maher Auction Company. He enjoyed farming, fishing, spoiling grandkids, conversations at the coffee shop and watching Missouri sports. He was previously married to Linda (Gier) Killday in 1966.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO with a Celebration of Life beginning at 7:00 PM with Chris Reynolds, Minister officiating. Per his wishes, his body has been cremated and burial will be held at Enloe Cemetery at a later date.
In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials in his name are suggested In Care of the Family to be used for a scholarship for the Eldon FFA Program. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.
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