Donald W. Love 1935-2017

May 17, 2017

Donald W. Love, 81, of Paris, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017, at his home after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease and more recently Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.

Donald was born on July 25, 1935 in Hannibal, MO; he was the son of the late Herman and Gertrude (Ragar) Love.

On June 19, 1965 he married Carolyn Kuethe in Dorsey, Illinois and she survives of the home. Other survivors include a daughter, Julie Love of Paris, MO, a son Paul Love of Colulmbia, MO and another daughter Deanne (Blake) Matthies of Akron, Ohio; two granddaughters, Lauren and Erin Matthies of Akron; and one brother, Harley (Dorothy) Love of Pueblo West, Colorado; Mother-in-law Marguerite Fechte as well as brothers and sisters in laws, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lilly Denish and Connie Allensworth.

Mr. Love graduated from Hannibal High School in 1954 and then attended the Northeast Missouri State Teachers College. He served as a Corrections Officer for 17 years for the State of Missouri. Donald served his country in the U.S. Army from July 1954 to 1957 and January 1961 to 1964.

Don enjoyed 26 years of living on the 40 acre farm north of Madison. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and wildlife, but most of all he enjoyed looking for mushrooms. He attended Oak Grove Baptist church in Madison. Until health issues prevented it, he actively participated in the Senior Adult Sunday School class.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Agnew Funeral Home with Reverend Randy Bergthold officiating. Visitation was on Monday from 5 to 7 at the funeral home and Tuesday from 10 until time of service. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Madison.

Memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church, Monroe County Cancer Supporters, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.