Loganbill, Ivan Nelson

Ivan Nelson Loganbill, age 88, of Versailles, entered his eternal home on September 16, 2011, at his home. He was born December 17, 1922, in Excelsior, Missouri, the son of Joseph Henry and Tinnie Vera Callison Loganbill.

On February 12, 1943, Ivan was drafted into the Army. World War II was raging. He was deployed overseas where he drove a truck carrying supplies, equipment, and personnel. He drove in blackouts and night convoys. He was responsible for minor repairs and maintenance of his vehicle. He achieved the rank of Corporal and was honorably discharged on January 18, 1946.

He was united in marriage to Emma Jean “Jeannie” Vaughan on September 10, 1950. The wedding ceremony was held in Clarksburg, Missouri, at the bride’s home.

Ivan spent most of his adult years raising turkeys on a farm north of Versailles. He also drove an 18 wheeler for a number of years. In his retirement, he enjoyed landscaping his yard.

He was an active member of Bethel Church in Fortuna, Missouri, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. He also served as Church Chairman and Church Trustee, and in his later years, he served on the Bethel Cemetery Board.

Ivan is survived by six sons and three daughters; Rick Loganbill and wife Joni of Versailles, Rad Loganbill and wife Barbara of Versailles, Karen Garber and husband Stan of Versailles, Kent Loganbill and wife Debra of Versailles, Dara Gaines and husband David of High Hill, Missouri, Dean Loganbill and wife Ann of Barnett, Missouri, Mark Loganbill and wife Sara of Florence, Missouri, Matt Loganbill and wife Tamera of Versailles, and Lesa Moesch and husband Michael of Versailles; forty-four grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean “Jeannie” Loganbill, his parents, Joe and Tinnie Loganbill, his sister, Lois Hoffstetter, a granddaughter, Erica Loganbill, and a grandson, Seth Loganbill.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 18, at the Bethel Church with Pastor Dave Zapf officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bethel Church.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Loganbill, Emma Jean “Jeannie” Vaughan

Emma Jean “Jeannie” Loganbill, age 81, of Versailles, peacefully passed away Friday, January 14, 2011, in her home. She was born November 29, 1929, in Clarksburg, Missouri, the daughter of the late Logan and Audrey Vaughan.

On September 10, 1950, at her home in Clarksburg, Missouri, she married Ivan Nelson Loganbill, who survives of the home.

She was an accomplished vocalist, known as one of the “Vaughan Sisters”, with a weekly radio station program in which she and her sister sang. CO-MO Electric Company also booked the duet to sing at various events. Over the years, Jeannie was asked to sing at countless weddings, funerals, churches, and entertainment programs.

She was employed at Walmart, where she was recently honored for her 25 years of service.

She was a member of the Bethel Church in Fortuna. She enjoyed spending time with her family, crafts, and baking.

In addition to her husband, Ivan, she is survived by her son, Rick Loganbill and wife Joni of Versailles, son, Rad Loganbill and wife Barbara of Versailles, daughter, Karen Garber and husband Stan of Versailles, son, Kent Loganbill and wife Debra of Versailles, daughter, Dara Gaines and husband David of High Hill, Missouri, son, Dean Loganbill and wife Ann of Barnett, son, Mark Loganbill and wife Sara of Syracuse, son, Matt Loganbill and wife Tamera of Versailles, and her daughter, Lesa Moesch and husband Michael of Versailles; forty-six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and her sister, June Weinnbrenner and husband Lloyd of Clarksburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Nadine Hamlin, Adele Higgins, Vestal Rohrbach, Charlene Emmerich, and Arlene Vaughan, her brother, Norvelle Vaughan, her granddaughter, Erica Loganbill, and her grandson, Seth Loganbill.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 17, at the Bethel Church in Fortuna with Reverend Dave Zapf officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethel Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bethel Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Loganbill, Seth Micah

Seth Micah Loganbill, age 13, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2006 at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, due to injuries sustained in an ATV accident earlier that afternoon at his home.

He was born February 12, 1993, in Sedalia, MO., the beautiful son of Kent and Debra Rowles Loganbill.

Seth was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church and enjoyed participating in the MYF Youth Group. God gave him a talent for encouraging friends to come to church. His attitude toward others was very accepting. Very early Seth learned life’s most important lesson, to love God and to love other people, especially his father and mother.

He was a student in the 8th grade at Morgan County R-II School in Versailles. Basketball was his favorite sport, and a great way to spend time with family members and his many friends. Other sports he enjoyed were soccer, softball, football, swimming, and mini-golf. He was among the top riders in many of the Motocross races he entered. Seth also enjoyed playing the drums.

He is survived by his parents, Kent and Debra Loganbill of the home; four brothers, Michael, Ryan, and Rex Loganbill, Mitchell and his wife, Lindy Loganbill, all of Versailles; grandparents Ivan and Jeannie Loganbill of Versailles, and Marilyn Rowles of Syracuse; many cousins, aunts, uncles, and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Charles Rowles.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 28, at Bethel Mennonite Church near Versailles, with Pastor Dave Zapf officiating. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mitch, Michael, Ryan and Rex Loganbill, with Morgan, Jonathan and Jesse Loganbill serving as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Versailles Middle School Gymnasium located on the Morgan County R-II School Campus in Versailles. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Seth Loganbill Memorial Fund. To send sympathy e-mails to the family visit www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

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