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Duane Bosley- Albert Byington, Sr.

Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:38 am

Duane Alan Bosley, 69 of Foley, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at his son’s residence in Foley.

He is the son of the late Robert and Roberta (Walker) Bosley and was born March 15, 1944, in Indianapolis, Ind.

He is survived by three children, Chris Bosley and wife, Anna of Foley, Pam Noll and husband, Jim of Salem, Ohio and Matt Bosley and significant other Rusty Woody of St. Louis; five grandchildren, Zach Noll, Grace Bosley, Carson Bosley, Rylee Bosley and Ty Bosley; his beloved dog, Mallie;  numerous relatives and many dear friends.

Mr. Bosley grew up in the Indianapolis area. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Ohio State University with a chemical engineering degree. He moved to the St. Louis area in the early ‘70s where he was employed by Chevron and American Chemical. Prior to his retirement, he worked for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department transporting prisoners. He was a member of  Ducks Unlimited and enjoyed his time at The Shed. He loved his grandkids, hunting and fishing.

Services will be held private per Mr. Bosley’s wishes.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the Backstoppers in care of Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Chapels P.O. Box 222 Troy, MO 63379. Online condolences may be made at 


Albert Byington Sr.

Albert Byington Sr.

Albert Theodore Byington Sr. 87, of Winfield, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 30, 1926, in Overland, the son of Charles and Pearl (Audrain). After attending the local schools, on Aug. 23, 1944, Albert proudly enlisted in the United States Army. During his time in the service he received several commendations, including the Bronze Star. After the Army, Albert began working at McDonnell-Douglas, as a truck driver, and retired after 32 years of employment. The highlight of his career was in 1970, hauling the Apollo 13 to Kennedy Space Center.He made many friends along his routes.  At Christmas time he would dress up as Santa and drive his regular route to spread Christmas cheer.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Irene Byington of 57 years, his children: Albert T. Byington Jr. and his wife, Melinda Byington-Browing and her husband, Gerald Bogert and his wife Marlene, Michael Byington and his wife, Carla, Deborah (Byington) Lindemann and her husband Marvin Jr., Robert Byington and his wife Natalie, Glenn Byington and his wife, Pam. He is further survived by his adoring grandchildren: Tonya (Jim) Wombacher, Shannon Boger, Jenny (Brian) Leech, Becky (John) Cook, Nick (Ashly) Bell, J.J. Faatz, Nathan (Wendy) Faatz, Kayla Huber, Ricky (Julie) Lindemann, Brad Lindemann, DeAnna (Tyler) Hudson, Brock Byington, and Brett Byington, great-grandchildren: Sabrina, Peyton, Lydia, Cory, Haley, Tristen, Reed, Blake, Madison, Xander, Hunter, Jacey and Landon, special friend, Linda White, and his dogs whom he loved so much, “Louie” and “ Lady” many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be  held on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home in Troy. Pastor Wes Denham  will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fischer House or the Alzheimer’s Association c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy, MO, 63379. Friends and family members are invited to sign the on-line guest register at