Obituaries: Gaylord Livesay

Gaylord L. Livesay, 78, of Keosauqua died at 4:24 P.M. Tuesday April 18, 2017 in the emergency room at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  He was born February 19, 1939 at Hedrick, IA to Alex and Corda Hartman Livesay and married Donna Bricker, they farmed and owned a trucking business.  Later he married Freda Hites on December 13, 1997 in Keosauqua Christian Church.  She survives.


Gaylord was an insurance agent for many years, had been a member of Center Chapel United Methodist Church and had been a mason and a Shriner.


Remaining to cherish his memory in addition to his wife are two sons, Rodney Livesay (Sheila) of Mt. Sterling and Charles Livesay of Keosauqua, a daughter, Charlotte Followwill (Mark) of Floris, two step-children, Randy Hites (Kathy) of Salem and Kimberly Anderson of Mt. Pleasant, two brothers, George Livesay (Linda) of Bend, OR and John Livesay (Joyce) of Ft. Gratiot, MI.  Also surviving are two sisters, Bernadine Barker and Shirley McClure (Norlan) of Keosauqua, a brother-in-law, Leonard Hanshaw of Chesapeake, VA, seven grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Hanshaw.


Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday April 24, 2017 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Pastor Phil Ross officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home with family present 5-7 P.M.   Burial will be in Harness Cemetery, Mt. Sterling.  Memorials to Shriners Hospitals or Harness Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 1203 7th Street, Keosauqua, IA 52565