Elmer Martin Redcay, 62, formerly of Terre Hill, Walmart produce worker, athletic club supporter

By on June 14, 2017

Elmer Martin Redcay, 62, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia, Mo.

He was born March 27, 1955 in Lebanon, a son of the late Henry and Lizzie (Martin) Redcay. He was married on June 12, 1976 in Versailles, Mo., to Judith Wenger.

Elmer attended Garden Spot High School, New Holland, and then went to work for Hesston Corp. in Hesston, Kansas.. He was employed by Walmart Super Center in the produce department from 1990 until present.

In 1975, Elmer accepted Christ as his Savior, and was baptized at the age of 20 at Hesston Inter-Mennonite Fellowship by the Rev. Waldo Miller. In 1998, he became member of First Church of God, Jefferson City where he served as usher.

Elmer was a member of the Jefferson City Jay Wrestling Booster Club, and the Jefferson City Jay Football Booster Club, where he and Judy managed the concession stand for many years. Elmer was an active member in the communities he lived in: Hesston, Kansas; Terre Hill; Versailles and Jefferson City, Mo. He cherished the friendships he made in each community.

Elmer was a devoted husband, father, and grandpa. He was his children’s and grandchildren’s biggest fan, and supported them in every activity. He enjoyed traveling with his sons throughout the United States to home and away Chiefs games. As a family, they enjoyed visiting relatives throughout the United States and their annual trip to Lancaster County to visit friends and family.

Survivors include his wife: Judith Redcay of Jefferson City, Mo.; his children: Nathan Redcay, his wife, Jennifer, and children, Kaylee and Nick, of Jefferson City; Desirée Schoenfeld, her husband, John, and children, Morgan and Brooklyn, of Jefferson City; Brandon Redcay, his wife, Traci, and daughter, Emery, of Holts Summit, Mo.; seven sisters: Lena Mae Weaver (Ivan) of Newmanstown; Loella Garman (Lloyd) of Myerstown; Elsie Beiler (Christ) of Leola; Lizzie Leid (Aaron) of Ephrata; Alta Stauffer (Eddie) of Ephrata; Mabel Martin (Leon) of Ephrata; Thelma Hurst (Vernon) of Ephrata; four brothers: Melvin Redcay (Donna) of Bowmansville; Ivan Redcay (Abbie) of Sarasota, Fla.; Lester Redcay (Pearl) of Mount Hope; and Glenn Redcay (Sherry) of Ephrata; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Clarence Redcay (Stella) and Henry Redcay Jr. (Sandy).

Graveside services were held June 11 at Mount Zion Cemetery, Versailles, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to First Church of God, Envision Campaign, or the Mount Zion Cemetery Association.

Freeman Mortuary, Jefferson City, Mo., handled the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be offered at freemanmortuary.com.

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