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105 Clark Street
Potosi, MO 63664
Phone: 573-438-2111
Fax: 573-438-2113
Jim Cresswell

Jim Cresswell

Sunday, January 11, 1931 - Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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James “Jim” Cresswell of Potosi, Missouri was born January 11, 1931 in Potosi, Missouri a son to the late George Edwin Cresswell and Mildred Elizabeth (Robinson) Cresswell. Jim departed this life Wednesday July 1, 2020 having reached the age of 89 years 5 months and 21 days.
On December 10, 1948, Jim was united in marriage to the late Bernice Lowe and they were blessed with 67 wonderful years together. Bernice preceded Jim in death on March 29, 2015.
Jim was a pillar in the community and was active in many Washington County organizations. He was a devoted member of the Potosi United Methodist Church and served on many of their boards. He was active with the 4H Beef Program, he received the Gold Clover award from the 4 H. Served as Treasurer on the University of Missouri Extension board, a member of the Washington County Farm Bureau and retired from the Meramec Mining Company.
He always took time to help others and hauled many cattle for people to the sale barn for auctions. Above his daily work and stewardship, he always took time to be with his family and friends and he loved them dearly. He will be greatly missed by all.
Jim is survived by his daughters, Debra Duncan of Crystal City, Missouri, Jenny Camp and husband Kevin of O’Fallon, Missouri; four grandchildren: Brea Ellsworth, Jason Duncan, Stephen Camp, Ashley Saffell; five great grandchildren: Raegan Staat, Chase Politte, Cayden Camp, Cameron Camp, Jace Saffell and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents and loving wife, Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Harris; son-in-law, Ken Duncan; brother, George Edwin Cresswell, Jr.; three sisters: Nancy (Jesse) Thompson, Edith (John) Springer and Melinda (Ben) Schlinski.
Memorial Donations made be made to the University of Missouri Extension. They will be doing an award to a 4-H member in Jim's memory. This award will be given during the Washington County Fair Aug. 6, 2020.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 6, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, July 6, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Moore Funeral Home
    105 Clark Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    Moore Funeral Home
    105 Clark Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:00am
    Moore Funeral Home
    105 Clark Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
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  • Interment

    Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    Potosi, MO 63664170


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Posted at 08:45pm
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. he was so helpful to us Springer cousins when he would show us area sites relating to our ancestors and just enjoyed chatting and listening to his stories. will miss him

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Jenny and family-
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Jim and my father, Ray Nixon were good friends. Continued prayers for you and your family.
Lisa (Nixon) Parks
Farmington, MO

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Posted at 03:33pm
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With loving memories of "Jim Cresswell", Sorry for the loss of Jim. He always had a story, 2 cows and a big GRIN.
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