Grover Leonard  (Bud) Nevels

Grover Leonard (Bud) Nevels

Grover Leonard (Bud) Nevels, 86, of Jonesboro, left this world for a better place on May 3, 2020, at Union County Hospital in Anna. 

He was born on Oct. 19, 1933, in Lutesville, Mo., the son of Grover C. and Gladys Kirkpatrick Nevels.

He married Rose Miller on Dec. 12, 1955, in Granite City.

One of eight children, he grew up on the family farm in Puxico, Mo. Although he resided in Jonesboro for the past 42 years he kept true to his Bootheel upbringing by keeping his Missouri drawl and unique pronunciation of words. Quick with a tall tale or interesting fact that usually started with “they say” or “I was told,” he shared his life stories with anyone who would listen.

He was an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed hunting and fishing. His true loves were gardening with his wife, Rose, and playing with his grandchildren. All daily routines stopped when one of them asked to go fishing at the pond or go on a 4-wheeler ride. If he wasn’t outside, he could be found in his big recliner with a grandchild or two, watching cartoons or westerns.

He leaves his wife of 65 years, Rose Alice Nevels; daughters Sherry (Wane) Eudy of Omaha, Neb., and Karen (Mike) Hicks of Anna; grandchildren Ashley (Sean) O’Neill, Jacob Eudy, Lindsey (Ryan) Sadler and Hailey (Jay) New; great-grandchildren Addie, Shannon, Liam O’Neill, Landon Sadler, Paisley, Holden and Anistyn New; step-great-granddaughter Kailey New; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Private graveside services will be held for the immediate family. Memorials may be made to the Anna-Jo Garden Club. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

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