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March 31, 1944 July 1, 2019
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Edward Wayne Barrass passed away July 1, 2019 in Springfield, Mo. He was 75 yrs. 3 mos. & 1 day old. He was born March 31,1944 to the late Edward J. & Ann Pirtle Barrass of Hartford, Ky.

At the time of his passing Edward was residing in Nixa, Mo. with his wife of 52 yrs., Mary Lou.

In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his brother Nickie.

Mr. Barrass is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (Hammond) Barrass; a daughter, Bonnie Lynn Eiche and her husband, Keith Eiche who was loved like a son, and by his grandson and namesake, Edward Eiche, all of Republic, Mo. Survivors also include his brother and sister-in-law, Devin and Bonnie Allen of Newburgh, Indiana; niece, Tracey Lou Horton (Bobby) & great nephew, Bailey Sullivan of Evansville, Indiana; 2 aunts & 9 cousins.

Edward was loved by many for his friendly, open manner & ready smile. He was a Gideon, devoting many years to the undertaking of spreading God’s word. He was a long-time member of
the Humboldt, Tn. Lion’s Club. An Eagle Scout, Mr. Barrass had a lifetime love for scouting and the Boy Scout organization. It brought him great joy to participate in his grandson’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor this past March 31; his 75th birthday.

After his retirement in 2009 he began his retirement career, working in the Jackson, Tn. school system as a special ed para for nearly 8 years before moving to Mo. where he worked in the
school’s extended learning programs. It was through his “retirement” employment that he realized his true purpose. He impacted many young lives during those years and loved the children, seeing them through God’s eyes.

Edward served honorably in the U.S. Army for 2 yrs.; earning the rank of
Sgt. He completed an overseas tour of duty in Germany before his discharge in 1969.

He was an active member of the Hood United Methodist Church in Republic, Mo. & loved his church family.

Edward spread sunshine everywhere he went & will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by many.

A Celebration of Life will take place at Hood United Methodist Church in Republic, Mo. on Saturday, July 27, at 2 pm. The family requests that memorial gifts be directed to Hood United
Methodist Church or to Gideons International. Family and friends may share online condolences at

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celebration of life




2:00 PM 7/27/2019 2:00:00 PM
Hood United Methodist Church

139 N. Walnut, Republic, MO
Republic, MO 65738

Hood United Methodist Church
139 N. Walnut, Republic, MO Republic 65738 MO
United States

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Hood United Methodist Church

139 N. Walnut, Republic, MO
Republic, MO 65738
or to the Gideons International

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