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Donald M. Scowden

Donald M. Scowden, 66, of Branson, Missouri, went to be with His Lord and Savior on July 30, 2016, in Springfield, Missouri.

Don was born in Bloomfield, Missouri, on New Year’s Day 1950.

He retired from a 52-year career as a HVAC technician last year. He loved his job and his clients, many of whom he helped after he retired and moved from St. Louis. Don enjoyed his Corvettes in his youth and then matured to trucks. He also loved his boat, playing baseball, softball, bowling, hunting, fishing, and visiting with his grandchildren. He was “Mr. Fix-It” to all friends, family, and neighbors. He was always aware of others’ needs and wanted to generously meet that need without any recognition. Don never met an enemy and was a friend to all.

Don is survived by his wife of 38 years,  Edna Luallen Scowden; daughters Jamie (Ryan) Vanderwarker and Ashley (Nathan) DiFilippantonio and son Curtis Scowden; mother Bettie Jo Aslin Seward; mother-in-law Oma Freeman Luallen; sisters Jo Ann Barnard and Sharon Kelley; brother Marion John (Fran) Seward; grandchildren Evan, Landon, Lilianna, Karis, Lucus, Lincoln, and Alivia; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Noah Scowden; loving stepfather Marion Seward; father-in-law Loren Luallen; brother Curtis Scowden; and grandparents Elmer and Dorotha Aslin.

Services were Friday, August 5, 2016, at Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church with Ralph Warren and Eric Winslow officiating. Pallbearers were Curtis Scowden, Ryan Vanderwarker, Nathan DiFilippantonio, Marion Seward, Walter Harris and Charles Luallen. Interment was in Mt. Ararat Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Ararat Cemetery c/o the funeral home.

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