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Robert Lyndell Galloway

Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at 10:22 pm

Robert Lyndell Galloway, 93 of Centralia passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Family and friends are invited to Lyndell’s Life Celebration 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at Fenton-Kendrick Funeral Home with burial with full military honors to follow in Glendale Memorial Gardens.

A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at the funeral home.

Lyndell was born on October 22, 1930, in Ralls County, Missouri, the son of Lyle LeFever and Mary Esther (Rohr) Galloway.

Lyndell was a 1948 graduate of Van-Far High School. After high school, Lyndell served his country in the United States Navy from 1951-1953 during the Korean War, serving on the U.S.S. Brinkley Bass 887.

He was a lifelong farmer and road maintenance operator for the Audrain County Special Road District for 20 years.  He enjoyed draft horses, horse pulling and sharing the gentle giants through community activities. He received the Centralia Agricultural Person of the Year Award, Missouri State Draft Association’s Lynch Pin Award, amongst many others.  But most of all he enjoyed his family and friends.

Lyndell was a member of the Centralia United Methodist Church.

Lyndell is survived by his children, Vicki Kurtz (Dick) of Oregon, MO, Janet Brown (Herb) of Centralia, MO, Randell Galloway (Shonda) of Centralia, MO,  Laura Grathwohl of Boonville; grandchildren, Adam Brown (Monica) of Centralia, MO, Adrienne Hoffstetter (Alex) of Elko, NV, Sara Winters (Ryan) of New Haven, MO, Natalie Meng of the UK, Jill Griggs (Rusty) of Centralia, Ryan Galloway (Vanessa) of Montgomery City, MO, Kimberly Fitzpatrick (Frank) of Lenexa, KS, Jerred Robinson (Tricia) of Sturgeon, MO, Thomas Grathwohl of Boonville, MO, and Jessica Grathwohl of Boonville, MO; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special friend, Frieda Potts of Mexico, his sister Janice Naysmith of Laddonia and sister-in-laws Norma Galloway, Vandalia, MO,  Val Galloway, Vandalia, MO.

Lyndell was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Lois Fowler, Lloyd Galloway, Durward Galloway, JB Galloway, Joann Boyd, Ronald Galloway, Mary Sue Galloway, a daughter-in-law, Karen Galloway, a granddaughter, Jenny Brekhus.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Missouri Veterans Home of Mexico, Activity Fund, or the Central Missouri Honor Flight, and may be sent in care of Fenton-Kendrick Funeral Home 104 S. Collier St. Centralia, MO 65240.

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