Kenneth Leon Busker of Miami died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, following a four-month illness. He was 77.

Mr. Busker was born March 15, 1930, in Duenweg, Mo., to Orval and Jose (Marble) Busker. He was a lifelong area resident.

He was a veteran of the Army

He was a self-employed truck driver. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 12, in Tyler, Texas, and the Shriner and Masonic Lodge, in Clarence.

Survivors include his wife, Bette (Flynn); four children, Terry Busker of Miller, Mo.; Kim Larimore of Neosho, Mo.; Michael Stafford of Hixson, Tenn., and Lisa Malone, Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Norman Busker of Hallowell, Kan., 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Clark Chapel of Memories, with the Rev. Kim Hays officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, north of Granby, Mo.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.