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Daryl Christian Lamb, age 79, of Bolivar, Missouri departed this life on Sunday night, September 23, 2012 at the V.A. Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Daryl was born on March 20, 1933, the son of John E. Lamb and Helen Lucile (Larson) Lamb in Greenwood, Nebraska. He attended schools in Walton and Palmyra, Nebraska where he graduated from high school.
He attended the University of Nebraska and was a lifelong Cornhuskers fan. He served with the United States Army Artillery during the Korean War. On August 19, 1955 he was united in marriage to Phyllis Jean Gess in Syracuse, Nebraska, to this union was born one son. Daryl then returned to his life-long career in the natural gas and petrochemical field. After 34 years with Northern Natural Gas Company and Northern Petrochemical Gas Company in Morris, Illinois, he retired to spend his later years in Bolivar, Missouri. He was a member of the Bolivar United Methodist Church, the Bolivar American Legion post #138, and the Springfield Elks Lodge post #409.
He enjoyed playing golf, pool, fishing, and bridge. Daryl was an accomplished ballroom dancer and in his younger years played basketball and baseball.
Daryl is preceded in death by his parents; John and Lucile Lamb, one sister; Iola Finke, one brother; Myron John Lamb, and an infant sister; Betty Jean Lamb.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years; Phyllis Jean Lamb of the home, one son; Jay Andrew Lamb and his wife Tami Jo, two grandchildren; Kristin Danielle Stuckey and her husband Stephen, and Kathryn Jo ďKatieĒ Lamb, all of Lincoln, Nebraska, one sister; Janice Gray of Nebraska City, Nebraska, along with many nieces, nephews, family, and friends, and his loving puppy Andy.
Darylís wishes were to have cremation.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Bolivar United Methodist Church in Bolivar, Missouri with Reverend J.C. Harp officiating under the care and direction of the Butler Funeral Home of Bolivar, Missouri.
Visitation will be held from 10:15-11:00am prior to service at the church.
For nearly twelve years Daryl struggled with Parkinsonís Disease, memorial contributions may be made in Darylís honor to the Bolivar United Methodist Church or the American Parkinsonís Disease Association.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook or leave private condolences at www.butlerfuneralhome.com