Frederick Arthur “Fred” Webster, passed away peacefully from this life to be with his savior, his wife Betty, parents and other loved ones on May 11, 2022. He was 85 years old. Our dad was born on the farm just west of the Woodville Baptist Church, near Wyaconda in Clark County on July 4, 1936, to Cecil “Hardy” and Retta Rachel Colvin Webster.
Like many little boys growing up, Dad attended Mt. Tabor school and then graduated from Wyaconda High School. He farmed alongside his father and raised turkeys for several years before moving to Florida, then returning in 1970 to Clark County.
Dad was raised in a Baptist home along with his siblings, Eugene, Mabel, Junior and Patsy. He attended several Baptist churches through the years; Woodville Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Church, Wyaconda Baptist Church and most recently, Bible Baptist Church. He worked as a farmer and worked for Wabash Trailer in Fort Madison, Iowa for many years until his retirement. After his retirement, he began working in the maintenance department for the City of Kahoka.
Our Dad married Clair Gutting shortly after high school. To this union four daughters were born, and they survive; Betty (husband Alan Spicknall) Robertson of LaBelle, Sandra Tooley of Wyaconda, Deana (Andy) Purdun of Charitan, Iowa and Sameta (Roger) Brunk of Powell, Wyoming, nine grandchildren; Chris Tooley, Robert Robertson, Rachel Robertson, Ryan Paul, Jeremy Muntz, Benjamin Muntz, Justin Muntz, Hannah Sokup and Ross Brunk. Our Dad was a great grandfather of nineteen children; also surviving is his younger sister Patsy Baker of Texas. After raising his daughters Dad realized that he would be happier if he married again. Dad later married Betty O’Neal. They enjoyed over thirty years of marriage together until her death.
Our Dad was granted his wish to be with Jesus and other family members; his parents Cecil “Hardy” and Retta Rachel Webster, his brothers; Eugene and his wife Dorothy, Junior and his wife Leela and by one sister; Mabel and her husband Glen. He will be with many other loved ones and friends.
Funeral services honoring Fred’s life will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 16, 2022, at the Wilson & Triplett Funeral Home in Kahoka. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the time of services at the funeral home. Pastor Glen Yoder will officiate. Interment will follow at the Wyaconda Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Fred are suggested to the Wyaconda Cemetery. You are invited to share your memories of Fred and leave a condolence at www.wilsontriplett.com