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Buddy Joe Amos

Buddy Joe Amos, 83, passed away on Wednesday, April 21st at Mercy Hospital in Cassville, Mo.

Bud Amos

Bud was born April 20, 1938 to Hobart and Beulah Jean (Coons) Amos in Purdy, Mo, where he attended school and graduated in 1956.

He married Dortha Ann Perkins on January 24, 1959 in Cassville, Mo. They moved to Richmond, Mo in 1960 where Bud worked at the Ford Plant in Claycomo, Mo. He later joined American Family Insurance where he worked as an insurance agent for 43 years until he retired in 2004.

Bud and Dortha moved to Excelsior Springs, Mo in 1963 where they raised three children, Ricky Gene, Janett Lea and Allen Del. After his retirement, Bud and Dortha moved back to their farm in Purdy, Mo where Bud raised cattle. The Amos farm has been in the family for three generations. Bud enjoyed farming, attending farm sales and auctions and was a lifelong KC Royals and KC Chiefs fan. He loved spending time with friends and no matter where he lived he enjoyed gathering with friends over morning coffee. Bud loved his family and spending time with them and telling stories was important to him. Bud never met a stranger and on the rare occasion when he walked into a room not knowing someone, he soon would make a connection. Bud was a member of the Gunter Methodist Church in Butterfield, Mo.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dortha; three children Rick (Cezanne) Purdy, Mo, Janett (Hahn) Liberty, Mo, Allen (Kerrie) Excelsior Springs, Mo; six grandchildren, Cole, Paige, Alex, Ali, Cody and Bo; seven great grandchildren; one brother Jack Amos, Battlefield, Mo; two sisters, Bobbie Jones, Gravois Mills, Mo, Linda Proctor, Arlington, Tx and many nephews and nieces.

Family, friends and others whose lives have been touched by Bud are invited to a memorial service at Gunter Methodist Church on Monday, April 26th. Visitation will begin at

9:00 A.M. followed by memorial service at 10:00 A.M. Pastor Jerry Nickle will conduct the services. Funeral services provided by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Mo.

Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Buddy.

Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences

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