The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


July 9, 2013

Linden King Wolf

IANTHA, Mo. — Linden King Wolf passed away on July 8, 2013, at his home in the Iantha Community, with his wife and family at his side.

He was born on July 7, 1927, to George V. and Ruby (Morgan) Wolf near Iantha on the family's farm. The youngest of six children he lived in Barton County, residing on the family homestead farm for all except five years of his life.

He attended Crossroads one-room school house first through eighth grade and graduated from Liberal High School in 1945. His childhood was spent working on his family farm.

At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy. During 1945 and 1946, Linden served on the U.S. Baltimore Naval Ship. He worked on the LST 1130. At the completion of World War II, he was actively engaged in production agriculture raising row crops, hay, beef cattle and he milked cows. He was active in the Rural Youth Organization (RYO).

On Dec. 23, 1950, he married the Duvall school teacher, Betty "Lucille" Hininiger from the Blue Community. They have been married for 62 ½ years. To this union two children were born, Linda Eggerman and Bruce Wolf.

Linden was a member of the Iantha Methodist Church. He has generously served in leadership roles through serving on various boards including Liberal School, MFA and Iantha Methodist Church. He served as a 4-H project leader in the Progressive 4-H and an adult leader in the Rough Rider 4-H Club. He was a member of the Lamar Saddle Club and the Muddy Creek Wagon Trail Ride group. He enjoyed trail rides and horse related activities. Telling stories and jokes were his trademark on various bus tours, travel trips and Senior Citizen's dances. Linden learned to dance as a teenager and he enjoyed it as an activity until recently. He also loved attending Blue Grass music and musical events.

When asked about his life, Linden commented that he "could not think of a single person he would like to trade places with". He has touched many lives and will be missed by many including his children and their spouses, daughter, Linda and husband, Leland Eggerman; son, Bruce and Rita (Blaser) Wolf; seven grandchildren and spouses, Andy and Brandy (Barton) Wolf, Lesha (Eggerman) and David Muncy; Linse (Eggerman) and Dan Hawks, Addie (Wolf) and Reed Graham, Adam and Katie (Smith) Wolf, Lee and Kara (Selvey) Eggerman, and Landon Eggerman; 12 great-grandchildren, Kynli, Kayli, Rolli and Harper Wolf, Dagen and Dalton Graham, Madelyn Muncy, Lucas and Addison Eggerman, Wyatt, Emelia and Anna Hawks. Linden is preceded in death by his parents, George and Ruby Wolf; his siblings, Wanda Wolf, June Divine, Gale Wolf, Jean Gossett and her twin, Dean Wolf.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Konantz-Warden Funeral Home, Lamar, Mo. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Iantha Cemetery.

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