Obituary published June 28, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
Duane M. (Tub) Pilliard of Montgomery City passed away at home on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Duane Marcus Pilliard was born June 21, 1936 in Howard, South Dakota to Kenneth Pilliard and Neta Clites Pilliard. He married Virginia (Ginger) Libby on September 28, 1963 at Curryville Baptist Church in Curryville, MO and would have been married 50 years on September 28, 2013. Duane and Ginger lived in Middletown, MO most of their married life until moving to Montgomery City in June, 2006. He was a lifelong farmer and truck driver and recently worked for Dennis and Brian Shramek of Williamsburg. He was a member of Middletown Baptist Church. Duane was a member of the Missouri National Guard. He was also a member of the Middletown Lions Club. He enjoyed gardening, fishing with his grandchildren, and pheasant hunting and made numerous trips to Wellman, IA to hunt pheasants with his friends and grandsons. Duane was an avid gardener and took pride in being able to share the fruits of his labor with family, friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Darlene Vaughn and Dolly Christian and brothers, Darryl and Deane Pilliard. He is survived by his wife Ginger, of Montgomery City, a sister Delores (Pilliard) Brown, two brothers, Dick and Dennis Pilliard, three daughters, Cathy Lowe and her husband Chris, of Springfield, Sharon Englehart and her husband Jay, of Montgomery City and Gina Oberhaus and her husband Mike, of Montgomery City, five grandchildren, Brandon Whetstine, Cassidy Lowe, Lauren Oberhaus, Brock Whetstine and Brayden Oberhaus, one step-granddaughter, Kylee Waite and her husband Matt, of Montgomery City, one great granddaughter, Kennedy Oberhaus Reagan and two step great-grandsons, Kaiden and Gavin Waite.
A Celebration of Duane's life will be held on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Middletown Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon with the service following at 12:00 noon. A private burial will take place at the Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown. Services are under the direction of the Myers Funeral Home in Middletown.
Memorials contributions can be made to Community Loving Care Hospice, 251 E Pearce Blvd, Wentzville, MO 63385.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.myersfuneralhome.biz.