Voris, Claude Earl "Buster" -
Walnut Grove - Claude Earl “Buster” Voris, of Walnut Grove, MO, passed away from this life on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at the age of 94. He was born in Buffalo, MO, to Earl and Lillian Voris on July 5, 1927. He graduated from Halfway High School in 1945.
He married his high school sweetheart, Barbara H. Keith, on May 27, 1947. They were blessed to have shared 74 years together. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Walnut Grove.
Buster was a WW II Army veteran and was honored to have been able to go on an Honor Flight to Washington DC in June of 2011, with his daughter Becky. He worked many years for International Harvester as a heavy equipment mechanic in Springfield, MO, and Denver, CO.
He enjoyed collecting and restoring International Harvester tractors. For many years he participated in the Steam O Rama Steam Show in Republic. A highlight of his retirement years was working with the Walnut Grove High School Agricultural Classes, teaching the students how to restore their old tractors. Many of the students won awards for their work at county and state fairs.
Buster is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter in-law Jerry Ann Voris; son Bob Voris and his wife Linda, daughters: Becky Creed and husband Jack, Daughter Betty Strong and husband Gordon, and daughter Bonnie Stroesenreuther and husband Dennis, son Bud Voris and Gina; twelve grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren; his brother Lendell Voris; sister in-law Eva Voris; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. He was the patriarch and strong back bone of this large family, and he will be missed by all that knew and loved him.
Buster was preceded in death by his son Ben Voris, son Bill Voris, parents Earl and Lillian Voris, brother Paul Voris, sister Ruth Gallivan and husband David, sister Rosie Dunseth and husband David, and sister in-law Pat Voris.
The service for Claude Earl “Buster” Voris will be held at 3:00 pm Monday, July 19, 2021, at Pitts Chapel with Pastor Nolan Carrier officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm before the service. Burial will follow at Reed Cemetery Halfway, MO.
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316 E. Broadway Street
Bolivar, MO 65613