Archive for Thursday, August 24, 2006

John P. Elder

August 24, 2006

John P. Elder
1969-2006

Services for John Paul "J.P." Elder, 37, Kansas City, Mo., were Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner.

Mr. Elder died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at Barnett, Mo., as the result of a lake accident.

He was born May 12, 1969, the son of Paul Ray Elder and Susie Rogers Elder. He grew up in De Soto and also lived in Kansas City, Mo., and St. Charles, Mo.

Mr. Elder graduated from De Soto High School in 1987, where he participated in thespians and cross country. He also attended Ottawa University.

He managed restaurants throughout the country and worked at the Renaissance Festival for many years. He was a member of the Front Runners.

Survivors include his life partner, Michael Kipper, Kansas City, Mo.; his father, Paul Elder, Ashland, Mo.; his mother and stepfather, LeRoy and Susie Kramer, De Soto; and a sister, Lou Ann Elder, Ashland, Mo.

Memorials may be made to the J.P. Elder Memorial Fund, sent in care of the Bruce Funeral Home, P.O. Box 192, Gardner 66030.

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