‘Dean’ Elder

Arnold “Dean” Elder, 69, of Humboldt, died Friday, July 24, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
He was born March 2, 1940, in Walnut, the son of Arnold and Mae (Myers) Elder. He was graduated from Stark High School.
He worked at Haldex Brake Corporation for more than 20 years.
On June 26, 1960, he married Karan “Kay” Nelson.
She survives at the home, as does a son, Randy, Humboldt; a daughter, Deana Morrow and her husband, Calvin, Humboldt; grandchildren, Tiffany Thomas, Lawrence, Tyler Thomas, Joplin, Mo., Tory Thomas, Humboldt, Justin Morrow, Derby, Josh Elder, Pittsburg, Logan Elder, Chanute, Gunner Elder, Humboldt, Grady Elder, Humboldt, and Gage Matlock, Humboldt; and a brother, Donnie, Chanute.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Humboldt. Burial will follow in Elsmore Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel. Memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital may be left at the funeral home.
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