May 5, 1927 - April 12, 2021
Willadean Pickard Logan, age 93, of Aurora, Missouri, completed a remarkable journey to her heavenly home on April 12, 2021. A friend to all, Willadean personified the heart of a servant through ministry to others, volunteer work, and chocolate chip cookie making skills. She eagerly wed her betrothed, Keith Winston Logan, upon his return from World War II in 1945. Willadean and her family later relocated to southwest Missouri to continue farming and a career in real estate sales and investments. Hobbies she enjoyed included writing, recreational travels in their motor home, fishing, outdoor activities, gardening, and socializing with both old friends and new acquaintances.
In recent years, Willadean and her husband, became active members of the senior community in Aurora and continued a lifelong commitment to their Christian faith through the First Baptist Church of Marionville, Missouri. She was elected to the Board of Directors for the Senior Center in Aurora, where she enjoyed many friends and shared her professional talents.
Born May 5, 1927, in Salem, Iowa, Willadean was preceded in death by her sweetheart of 65 years, Keith; her parents, Mr. E. Dewey and Dorothea M. Hoyer-Pickard; two older sisters, Marguerite Pefferman and Dorothy (Herbert) Payne; younger sister, Helen (Ray) Weeden and younger brother, Richard (Louise) Pickard.
Willadean is survived by her three children, Mrs. Regina (Larry) Keith of Hiwassee, Arkansas, Mrs. Estyle (Charlie) Vaught of Aurora, Missouri, and Mr. Marston (Becky) Logan of Bolivar, Tennessee; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great granddaughters∞, and one great-great grandson.
A visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A private family burial will be held at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Samaritan’s Purse, or The Gideons International in care of the funeral home.
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