STANTON ELWOOD FRAZIER
Stanton Elwood Frazier, 88 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021 at his home.
Stanton was born February 10, 1932 in Pollock, Missouri to Nelson and Mary (Morley) Frazier.
On November 12, 1954 in Pollock, he married Ruby (Fleshman) Frazier, she survives him of the home.
He is also survived by: five children, Brenda Hobbs of Dallas, Texas, Debbie (Lanny) Sellers of St. Joseph, Missouri, Mike Frazier of Milan, Darla (Chris) Schaefer of Indiana, and Diane (Danny) Rardon of Milan; 11 grandchildren, Jessi (Tony) Kuehn, Nick Hobbs, Josh (Twilia) Sollars, Chaz (Cody) Frazier, Emma Frazier, Collin Frazier, Karle (Joe) Hougland, Brian (Marissa) Schaefer, Neil (Lauren) Schaefer, Devin Page, and Danah (Jon) Antle; 20 great grandchildren; two sisters, Donna (Jim) Sharp of Milan and Amber Cannon of Des Moines, Iowa; three sisters-in-law, Charlene (Theodore) Weter, Patsy (Dennis) Riley, and Linda Fleshman; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; In-laws, Mamie and Charley Fleshman; a brother, Norman and wife Martha Frazier; a great grandson; and a brother-in-law, Wendell Fleshman.
Stanton graduated from Milan High School in 1949, and went to Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, during this time he taught school in Sullivan County. He was then drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he was with the military police, based in Sandia Base, New Mexico; he guarded the atomic bomb. He then returned to finish his education, and started teaching industrial arts and coaching basketball, baseball and softball at Revere, Missouri for 5 years. He then went to St. Joseph to work for Vocational Rehabilitation for the State Department of Education, retiring in November of 1986 after 37 years of service.
Stanton was an avid hunter and golfer, and played wheel chair basketball. He was a member and past president of United Commercial Travels; while he was president, he started Safety Town. He helped establish and was a board member of Sheltered Workshop and was a past president and member of the YMCA Square Dance Club and boy could he dance. Stanton had a lifelong trick as Mr. Johnson from the telephone company, many people had to blow their lines out.
Stanton had a smile that could light up a room. He was as kind as he was ornery. He loved to torment and tease everyone. He always had a joke and a laugh that was contagious.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, February 5, 2021 at Oakwood Cemetery in Milan. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, starting at 10:00 AM at Schoene- Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan. Friends may come by the funeral home anytime Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pollock Community Building or Sullivan County Senior Center.