Obituary of Herb Quigley
Herb Quigley, 85, of Windsor, Missouri, died Monday morning May 14, 2018 at the Windsor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, in Windsor.
He was born November 26, 1932, in Branch, Mo., the son of Hewie Edgar Quigley and Lillie Mae (Woolery) Quigley. On July 8, 1953 in Windsor, he married Lois Marie Kramer and she survives of the home.
Herb Quigley had a wide range of interests. He worked as a police officer, farmed, and owned a consignment shop in Windsor for a number of years. He spent a few years in residential construction, building several homes in Windsor. He built the home that he and Lois shared for 55 years. After retiring from his business, H & L Discount, he filled his days by caring for his grandchildren and tinkering with small engine repair. Herb’s hobbies varied outside of work as well. He loved music and dancing. He enjoyed playing the guitar and harmonica as well as singing. He took pride in maintaining his yard. Herb and Lois shared an enthusiasm for bowling. They bowled in leagues and traveled to tournaments together. The entire family liked bowling together on occasion, and Herb was always ready with tips and suggestions for how others could stand, aim, and release the ball. Herb’s grandchildren can attest that willing listeners frequently benefited from his bowling advice.
Herb’s advice was not limited to bowling, but also encompassed fishing, finances, dog training, deck building, and every other topic that husbands, fathers, and grandfathers typically expound upon. Whatever the situation or occasion Herb always had a positive outlook, a smile to share, and a joke to be heard. Of particular note was Herb’s unwavering trust in the Lord. No matter the topic of discussion, somehow he would find a way to work in his favorite Bible verse as the ultimate and final word on any topic: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6.
This proverb was particularly comforting to Herb the past few years as Lois struggled with health crises. Herb was entirely devoted to Lois’s care and improvement. He demonstrated his trust in the Lord faithfully and prayed for Lois’s recovery daily.
In addition to his wife, Lois, he is survived by 2 daughters, Pamela M. Aker and her husband Steven, Windsor, Mo.; Teresa L. Pennock and her husband David, Windsor, Mo.; 3 grandchildren, Stephanie Mayes, Valerie Hunt and Wyatt Aker and his wife Christy, all of Windsor, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Keith William Aker; 3 brothers, Charles “Junior” Quigley, Kenneth Quigley and Wayne Quigley; and a sister, Thelma Snelling.
Funeral services will be 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening, May 17, 2018 at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Rev. Justin Wright officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., before the service. The family suggests memorial contributions to First Baptist Church and contributions may be left at the funeral home. Burial will be at Laurel Oak Cemetery at a later date.