Name:     John Franklin Estes

From:  The Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Date:  Monday, December 17, 1962   

John F. Estes, 64 years old, died Sunday morning at 6 at his home at 1540 Whitener, after a lingering illness. For 42 years he was associated with Frisco Railroad and served as a foreman in the postal transportation service.

Mr. Estes was born August 16, 1898, in Taskee community in Wayne County. On Dec. 26, 1924, he married the former Miss Aileen Pollock at Campbell. He entered the mail service of Frisco July 13, 1919, and retired July 31, 1961. Prior to this work he taught school in Wayne County. They moved to Cape Girardeau from Campbell in 1925.

He was a member of Centenary Methodist Church and of the Men's Bible Class there, St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 A. F. & A. M. and was a service veteran of World War I.

Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Gerald Estes of Wichita, Kan.; two daughters, Miss Margaret Estes of University City, and Mrs. Frank (Mary) Engle of Fort Worth, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Ira Davis of Wappapello, Mrs. C. G. Sanderson of Hoquiam, Wash., and Mrs. Ivan Diess of Eherwood, Ore.; a half brother, Leslie Estes of Sherwood, Ore., two half sisters, Mrs. Jack Miller of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Blanche Estes of St. Louis, and two grandchildren.

The body is at Ford & Son Funeral Home where Masonic services will be conducted tonight at 7:30. Funeral services will be there at 2 Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev. J. Ray Trotter officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Bone, Wayne Garrison, Harry Howard, Wm. Gerst, Robert Kembel and Gene Mason.