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Obituary: Harry N Minturn

Obituary: Harry N Minturn

March 11th, 2018 in Obituaries

Harry N. Minturn, 90 of California, Mo., passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Moniteau Care Center in California. He was born September 1, 1927, in Leavenworth , Kan., the son of Thomas and Gladys (Weaver) Minturn. In 1945, Harry graduated from Eldon High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy and was discharged 1946. While in the Navy, Harry witnessed Operation Crossroads (testing of the nuclear bomb) on Bikini Atoll. On June 13, 1948, Harry was married in the Eldon First Baptist Church to Patti Jo Kays who preceded him in death on October 23, 2013. Along with Patti, he owned and operated Family Shoe Store in California for more than 50 years. Harry and Patti had other stores in Boonville, Fayette, Eldon and Osage Beach. Harry was a member of several civic organizations and was a tremendous supporter of his community. Currently Harry was active in the Kiwanis Club where he was a charter member since 1949. He was an active member of the First Christian Church in California, former California R-1 School Board member, involved with California Progress Inc., California Chamber of Commerce and California Country Club. Harry was an avid golfer and California Pinto fan, enjoyed watching MU basketball and football games, and in his youth played basketball at Eldon High School. He also enjoyed landscaping and working in his yard. Harry is survived by his son, Jim Minturn and wife Penny of Omaha, Neb.; two daughters, Jo Ann "Jody" Blevins of Smithville, Tenn. and Linda Washburn and husband Bill of Lake Ozark, Mo.; a sister, Joan McKinley of Lee's Summit, Mo.; nine grandchildren and11 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jess Warren (Shorty) Minturn and a son-in-law, Melvin L. Blevins. Friends may call Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Windmill Ridge Funeral Service with memorial services following at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. Alan Bailey will officiate. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association, First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ of California, MO or American Heart Association. Online messages to the family may be contributed at www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.