John Redman

John Redman

John Loid Redman, 85, of rural Monroe County, near Monroe City passed away Monday, January 27, at the Monroe City Manor.

John was born October 6,1934 in rural Monroe County, the son of Richard Elisha and Alice Germaine Campbell Redman.

John was a 1953 graduate of Monroe City High School, Monroe City.  He was a lifelong Ralls/Monroe County, livestock and grain farmer.  He also owned and operated Redman Construction Company of Monroe City.  He served his country in the United States Army National Guard.  He was past member of Monroe City Young Farmers where he served as President.  He enjoyed hunting, visiting with friends and most of all, he loved being with his family.

He married Jeanette Mary Hecht on March 26,1960; she survives of the home.

Also surviving are two sons, John Scott Redman (Jeri) of Cary, North Carolina and Jeffery Roy Redman (Peggy) of Tomball, Texas; five sisters Anne Mallett, of Edina; Carol Sue Johnson, Barbara Kendrick, Mary Beth Adams and Melody Hoover, all of Monroe City.  Also survived by six grandchildren Jordan Johnson (Joseph), Jared Redman (Lissa), Julia Palmire (DJ), Michael Redman (Amanda), Jaclyn Redman, Shelby Redman, 10 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step mother Lucille Redman, brother Howard “Marty” Redman, half-brother Howard “Butch” Redman, half-sister Jean Strange, sister Lois Redman, half-sister Nancy Yates, and three brothers-in-law Donald Mallett, Joe Adams and J. Robert Kendrick.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 1, at the Garner Funeral Chapel, Monroe City.  Visitation was from 1 p.m. until time of services Saturday at the Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City.  Burial was held at the St. Jude Cemetery, Monroe City following the funeral service.  Honorary Pallbearers were all of John’s Grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Monroe City Manor.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home & Chapel, Monroe City, Missouri.  Online condolences can be made at

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