Ervin Wellesley

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Ervin Wellesley

December 15, 1931 - November 20, 2018

Ervin Wellesley Ervin J. Wellesley, 86, Neosho, Mo., entered into rest on Nov. 20, 2018 following an extended illness. Ervin was born Dec. 15, 1931, in Jane, Mo., to Wilbur C. and Anne M. (Robinson) Wellesley.
He was a lifelong area resident and graduated in 1949 from White Rock School, in Jane. Ervin served in the U.S. Navy, during the Korean Conflict, Dec. 1950 to Oct. 1954. He began working at Rocketydyne in 1961 and continued working for Continental Engines and Teledyne, retiring from Teledyne. He was a member of and served as a steward of the Machinist Union, coached Little League baseball, was active in the Boy Scouts, enjoyed deer hunting and enjoyed trout fishing at Roaring River. Ervin loved sports, especially Cardinal baseball, Neosho and area schools football and KU basketball. He was baptized in 1969 and was a member of the Goodman First Baptist Church.
Ervin and Betty (Embrey) were married on April 18, 1953, in Fairview, Mo. She preceded him in death on July 18, 2018.
He is survived by three children, Pamela Dougherty and husband, Douglas, of McGaheysville, Va., Janet Talbot and husband, Brian, of Joplin, and Galen Wellesley and wife, Debra, of Platte City, Mo.; one brother, Dennis Wellesley, of Wichita, Kan.; one sister, Shirley Wasman, of Springfield, Mo.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by four siblings, Wayne, Clyde, Elwyn and Mayme.
Funeral services will be held on Sat., Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Neosho, Rev. Ronald Bridges will officiate. Interment will follow at the Dice Cemetery, Fairview. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Memorial contributions in honor of Ervin may be made to Faithful Friends Animal Advocates, in care of Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
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Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Published on November 21, 2018
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2 posts

Dana Wellesley
Dec 05, 2018
my father Clyde & Ervin with their proud possum.
Dana Wellesley
Dec 05, 2018
God bless you Ervin, I always enjoyed the stories of the family for Genealogy research.