Sylvester J. Twenter, 88, of Independence, formerly of Clifton City, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Villages of Jackson Creek in Independence, MO.
Mr. Twenter was born on October 27, 1925 in Pilot Grove, MO to Arthur and Minnie (Kempf) Twenter. He married Georgia Samer in Sedalia on July 14, 1951, who survives of the home. He was a lifelong member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clifton City, where he served as a lector and Eucharistic Minister, and served on the St. Patrick Parish Council. He farmed in the Clifton City area for over sixty years; served in the United States Army during the Korean War; was a member of the Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post# 642.
He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons-Larry Twenter of Sedalia; Paul (Julie) Twenter of Liberty; one daughter--Marsha (David) Lehning; seven grandchildren-Crystal Owens, Parker Twenter, Kristen Diotte, Steven Lehning, Kyle Lehning, Mallory Twenter, and Paige Twenter; one brother-Arthur (Rita)Twenter, Jr. of Pilot Grove; two sisters--Kathleen Reusch of Green Ridge; and Joyce (Charles) Craven of Pilot Grove.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter-Carol Diotte; one sister-Alberta Reusch; and one infant brother.
Funeral services for Sylvester Twenter will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clifton City with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 9:30 AM with a prayer service beginning at 10:40 AM on Wednesday prior to the service.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph Cemetery in Clifton City.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove.