B.F. Mansker, 74, of Falcon, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at St. John's Hospital-Springfield.
He was born Sept. 17, 1932, in Wright County, Mo., to Benjamin Franklin Mansker and Estella Joan Bresler Mansker, who preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by two children, Lisa Marie and Larry Dale Mansker; a sister, Geneva Irene Mansker; two half brothers, Glen and Horace Gibbons.
On June 22, 1955, he married Ada Marie Cutbirth Shields.
He owned and operated Mansker and Sons Auto Body and Used Cars. He also was an auto body repairman at Fort Leonard Wood Civil Service and owner of Agape Land Grocery.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Mansker, of the home; two sons, Doug Mansker, of Falcon and Darren Mansker and his wife, Sherry, of Lebanon; two daughters, Sheila Davis and her husband, Philip, of Springfield and Sharon K. Mansker, of Lebanon; two brothers, James Mansker and his wife, Norma, of Falcon and Paul Mansker and his wife, Edith, of Lebanon; a sister, Mary Cline, of Boise, Idaho; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two sisters-in-law, Mabel Gibbons, of Redmon, Ore. and Doris Gibbons, of Junction City, Ore.; also other relatives.
Services for B.F. Mansker will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at Shadel's Colonial Chapel.
Burial will be in Roper Cemetery near Morgan, with military honors by V.F.W. Post No. 4107, under the direction of Shadel's Colonial Chapel of Lebanon.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Wednesday until service time at 2 p.m. in the chapel.
A memorial has been established to Roper Cemetery.