Obituary published April 8, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

LADDONIA - Services for James Cecil Dungan, 92, of Laddonia will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Bienhoff Funeral Home in Laddonia, with Reverend Tommy Barnhart officiating. Burial will be in Laddonia Cemetery with military honors provided by Laddonia American Legion Post 510.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Dungan passed away at 5:41 a.m. on April 7, 2013 at Missouri Veteran's Home, Mexico.
He was born September 12, 1920 in Benton City, the son of James William and Ella Crete Watts Dungan.
He was married to Imogene Terry on June 12, 1944 in Jefferson City and she preceded him in death July 22, 2012.
Survivors include two sons, Terry (Irene) Dungan and Rick Dungan, all of Laddonia; four daughters, Peggy (Kerry) Henson of Quincy, Ill., Bonnie (Raymond) Pursifull of Mexico, Connie Barker and Linda (Bennie) Johnston, all of Columbia; eighteen grandchildren, Jeanette Bruns of Thompson, Stephanie Davenport of LaGrange, Matthew Clark of Dallas, TX, Angela Woody of Mexico, Amy Goodman of Holts Summit, Adam Pursifull of Arnold, Andrew Pursifull of St. Louis, Robin Wellman of Kirkwood, Angy Dickson of St. Charles, Marla McHugh, Monica Johnston, and Megan Johnston, all of Denver, CO, and John Dungan, Lee Dungan, Jayla Bosworth, Keara Bosworth, Blaze Escamilla and Caden Escamilla, all of Laddonia; fourteen great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Alma Frances Garrett and Mary Roppel; and one son-in-law, Bill Barker.
Mr. Dungan was a lifetime area resident and farmer. He served in the US Navy from June 16, 1944 to January 25, 1946 and attained the rank of Seaman First Class. He was employed at North American Refractories Co. for eight years and then became a rural mail carrier. He retired after 23 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, and spending time with his family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Laddonia Cemetery Association, Laddonia Baptist Church, or the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mexico.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, John Dungan, Matt Clark, Adam Pursifull, Andy Pursifull, Lee Dungan and Dave Goodman. Honorary pallbearer will be Gary Roppel.
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