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Lester T. Gideon

Lester T. Gideon, 75 of Taneyville, MO, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2021 at his home in Taneyville. A Celebration of life will be from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Saturday, June 12, 2021 in the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home Forsyth, MO. with Pastor David Koenig officiating.


Lester Gideon

Lester was born on Saturday, October 6, 1945 in Forsyth, MO. to Lester W. and Charlotte (Wilson) Gideon. He married Sharon Earhart and they had a son, Mark in 1964. Lester’s main line of work was construction. Through the years, he worked for Don Rulawn, Cleo McCullough, Jerry Gideon and Claude Koenig. Lester loved hunting, fishing and riding his four wheeler around Taneyville.


He is survived by his son, Mark Gideon and wife, Sherri of Kissee Mills, Mo; three sisters, Violet Gann of Highlandville, MO, Rosemary Thornton of Forsyth, Stella Jussell and husband, Leroy of Forsyth; grand dog Gracie of Hilda, MO and several nieces, nephews and many friends.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Charlotte Gideon; nephew, David and one brother, Bill Gideon.


Cremation is under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home, Forsyth, Missouri.

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