Edward E. Kendrick of Ste. Genevieve died on Monday, November 18, 2019 at his home. He was 88 years old.
He was born on November 11, 1931, in Polk County Arkansas, a son of Hersell Kendrick and Bertie Marie (Maxwell) Kendrick.
He was married to Barbara Ann Reese on December 26, 1952, and she survives in Ste. Genevieve.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Theresa Y. Worley and her husband James of Ste. Genevieve; two grandchildren, Jennifer L. Stratman and her husband Timothy of Bellevue, Colorado, Jeramie L. Worley and his wife Kelly (Whitaker) Worley of Branson; and three great-grandchildren, Daphne Yvonne Worley, Ethan James Worley and Ellis Kendrick Worley, all also of Branson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, Charles E. Kendrick, Carl R. Kendrick, Ella Mae Brown and Linda Sue Dickens.
He and his wife were devoted to each other and were rarely if ever apart. He dearly loved his grandchildren and found great joy in his great-grandchildren.
He worked for American Can Company in St. Louis for 33 years and was the regional director of quality engineering. He was retired for 30 years and lived many of those retired years at the Lake of the Ozarks where he and his wife enjoyed fishing, boating and his favorite pastime — golf.
He and his wife moved to Ste. Genevieve 16 years ago and lived in the golf course development of Zell Country Club Village. They thoroughly enjoyed their time and made many friends.
He was a devoted Christian and served the church in many ways. He was a worship leader, a preacher, a Sunday school teacher, a mentor and served on the board of deacons. For the last 16 years he attended Calvary Christian Center in Festus.
Funeral services were Friday, November 22, at Kutis Funeral Home South County Chapel. Burial was at Park Lawn Cemetery on Lemay Ferry Road in St. Louis. Kutis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice Care in Festus, Zell Volunteer Fire Department, or Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital.