Edward LeRoy Oyer, 75, Nevada, Missouri passed away Sunday, March 19, 2023 at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS following a sudden illness. He was born July 22, 1947 in Nevada Missouri to Frank and Lucille (Carpenter) Oyer. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1965.
On April 2, 1966, Ed married his childhood sweetheart, Connie (Johnson) Oyer and she survives of the home. Ed began working at Village Market in 1967 until February 1972. At this time, he began his career at 3M. He continued working for 3M until April 2005 when he retired.
Ed enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising dogs, and competing in field trials. Ed’s joy in life was being involved in his grandchildren’s and great-grandchild’s activities. Ed enjoyed working in the yard and gardening. “When the music was pumping, Ed and Connie were jumpin!” During his lifetime, he enjoyed camping, skiing, family, and sports, esp. KC Royals and KC Chiefs. He was a three sport athlete at Nevada High School and a lifelong Nevada Tiger Fan.
After retirement, Ed volunteered at Care Connections where he delivered meals. He enjoyed meeting and visiting with those he met during this time.
In addition to his wife, Connie, survivors include his son, Doug Oyer and his wife Rene of Nevada, MO, daughter, Denise Engelhart and husband, Matt of Ashburn, VA; 3 grandchildren, Blake Engelhart, wife Camilla of Orlando, FL, Hunter Engelhart of Denver, CO, and Allie Engelhart of Ashburn, VA; Great-Granddaughter, Clara Rose Engelhart of Orlando, FL. Siblings Robert Oyer (Melba) KC, MO, Sharon Hammontree (Marvin) Overland Park, KS, and Lorrie Roberts (Buddy) Osceola, MO; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends; and his dog, CiCi.
Ed was proceeded in death by his parents and infant sister, Shirley.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. A private committal will be held in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Care Connections or Vernon County Cancer Relief c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
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