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March 29, 2012

(2/4/1921 - 3/23/2012)

Harley Wayne Dauma, age 91, of Memphis, MO, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, at Scotland County Hospital.

He was born February 4, 1921, at Novelty, MO, the son of Homer Clarence and Iva Belle Scott Dauma. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Verlee Chambers on November 12, 1941, at Etna, MO.

Surviving are his wife Dorothy Verlee Dauma of Memphis, MO, three sons, Kenneth Allen Dauma and wife Esther of Kansas City, MO, Stephen Scott Dauma and wife Laurie of Soap Lake, Washington, and Jon Adrian Chambers Dauma and wife Mary of Monmouth, IL, one sister Mary Sue Dauma Carder of Little York, IL, six grandchildren, Michael Dauma, Kerry Dauma, Lisa Dauma, Anthony Dauma and wife Robin, Shane Dauma and Valori Elliot and husband Russell, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, two sisters-in-law, Virginia Woods and husband Ivan of Memphis, MO, Glenna Tolliver and husband John of St. Peters, MO, one brother-in-law Lemuel Hatfield of Memphis, MO, and several nieces and nephews. Harley was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Clarence Dauma in infancy and one brother-in-law Leonard Carder.

Harley was born in rural Novelty, MO, attended schools at Quincy, IL, LaBelle, MO, Enterprise, KS, Greeley, CO and graduated at Gorin, MO in 1939. He was engaged in farming in the Gorin, MO area for several years, and was employed for twenty-seven years at Wells Pet Food at Monmouth, IL till his retirement. He enjoyed carpentry work, working outdoors, traveling and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Memphis, MO. Reverend Dan Hite will officiate the services. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Gorin, MO. Music will be provided by Shelli Cooley and Pam Blaine. Musical selections will be "He Touched Me", "It Is Well With My Soul" and a congregational hymn "Bless Be the Ties That Binds".

Casket bearers will be Kerry Dauma, Anthony Dauma, Shane Dauma, Kenton Dauma, Stephen Dauma, and Mark Denny.

Honorary bearers will be Larry Lloyd, Ivan Woods, Don Tague, and George Eggers.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Memphis. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537.

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Memphis MO 63555
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