Thursday, June 13, 2024

Walter Dean Elder, 74, Butler

 It was the wishes of Walter Elder to be cremated with no public services at this time.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.   Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Walter Dean Elder, age 74 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at his home in Butler.  He was born October 10, 1949 to Lindsey Ray Elder Sr. and Laura Mabel Lester Elder in Ottawa, Kansas.

Walter is survived by three daughters, Crystal Elder Barnard and husband Michael of Butler, Missouri, Stephanie Hartsell and husband Justin of Garnett, Kansas and Louann Mundell of Garnett, Kansas; two sons, Ray Elder of Lawrence, Kansas and Nicholas Elder of Ottawa, Kansas; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Alice Callahan of Virgina, Francis Pearsal and husband Irvin of Montana, Patty Sheler and husband Clifford of Kansas and Barbara McDaniel and husband Roy of Florida.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his significant other, Deborah Marold; one granddaughter, Arielle Krysteen Turner; one brother, Lindsey Ray Elder Jr.; and two sisters, Diana Rose Casida and Joyce May Elder.