Bernard O. Dove
GREEN RIDGE — Bernard O. Dove, 92, of Green Ridge, MO, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg. He was born on February 28, 1922, in rural Cole Camp, MO, a son of Charlie W. and Mary R. (Bucher) Dove.
On June 27, 1945, at St. John's Catholic Church in Bahner, MO he was united in marriage to Helen Marie Reusch, who preceded him in death on March 26, 1999.
Bernard served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a lifetime member of Sedalia VFW Post 2591 and The Sedalia Rod and Gun Club where he served as chairman of the board. Bernard also was a member of the 40 & 8 of Sedalia and a member of The American Legion Post 491, Green Ridge for 41 years and Founding Father of the Green Ridge Fire Department. He served on the Green Ridge Community building board, working extensively with Loafer's Day annual fundraising event. He loved to fish, hunt and trap shoot.
He is survived by three children, James J. Dove (Julia), of Green Ridge, John W. Dove (Denise), of Green Ridge and Pauline L. (Dove) Pritchett (Doug), of Belton; one daughter-in-law, Kathy F. Dove, of Green Ridge; six grandchildren, Jamie, Matthew, Derek, Austin, Landon and Joshua; two great-granddaughters, four step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one son, David W. Dove; two sisters, Teresa M. Closser and Patricia Dove; one brother, Charles Dove; one daughter-in-law, Cheri (Walz) Dove and one step-great-granddaughter.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 29, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sedalia with Father Mark Miller officiating.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Rea Funeral Chapel. Sedalia 40 & 8 will conduct honors at 6:30 to begin the visitation. Rosary will be conducted at 8 p.m. to conclude visitation.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Sedalia, MO. The Sedalia VFW Post 2591 will conduct full military honors at the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Dove, Derek Pritchett, Austin Pritchett, Landon Dove, Joshua Pritchett and G.L. Rapp.
Honorary bearers will be Jamie Dove, Frank Walz and Bill and Marsha Campbell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to The Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg or The Green Ridge Community Building, in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.