Ned E. Daggs, 66, of rural Ewing, Mo., died August 29, 2021 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.
Ned was born May 22, 1955, the son of Glenn B. & Betty L. Crist Daggs. He graduated from Highland High School in 1973 and on went on to earn a certificate from Quincy Technical School. He married Beverly A. Stahl on June 3, 1977 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Canton, Mo.
His spent his entire life farming and raising livestock on the family farm. He enjoyed simple pleasures such as finding a new calf that had gotten up on its own and hot electric fence that would turn cattle. Spring called for his favorite pastime of checking fence, which was his way of saying he was going mushroom hunting. While he wouldn’t share his secret mushroom spots, he enjoyed welcoming deer and turkey hunters to the farm and the friendships he shared with them and their families. He appreciated the solitude of the farm, but was known to make his rounds to the Farmers Coop, Johnnie’s and Nee Nee's Café to get supplies and socialize.
Ned was currently serving as Vice-President of the Lewis County REC Board, a position that he was honored to hold. He was an active member of the Lewis & Marion County Cattlemen’s Association, Board of Directors for the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and MU Greenley Research Center Advisory Board member. In prior years Ned served on the Lewis County Extension Council, Lewis Co C-1 School Board, Lewis County Soil & Water Conservation District Board, FSA County Committee and 4-H leader. He was a member of ALOT Class VI.
He leaves behind his wife, Beverly, and two daughters, Angela and Ronnie Hamlin of Ewing, Mo., and Amanda and Ben Hesse of Coatsburg, Ill. Grandchildren Macy and Isabella Hamlin and August and Newt Hesse. In-Laws, Meloy (Bud) and Theresa Stahl of LaGrange, Mo. Sister in laws, Karen (Bennie) Dodd of Hannibal, Mo.; Brenda Lay (Kevin Hermann) of Quincy, Ill.; Debra (Russ) Reiter of Independence, Ia. Brother in laws, Kevin (Luann) Stahl of Plainville, Ill.; Kent (Angela) Stahl of Camp Point, Ill.; Don Stahl (Diann Kaylor) of LaGrange, Mo.; Tom (Sara) Stahl of Taylor, Mo.; and Tim (Gail) Stahl of Maywood, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roger Daggs; and nephew, Lee Daggs.
Graveside services and burial were held September 3, 2021 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery near Ewing, Mo. Pallbearers: Blake Stahl, Harold “Sonny” Klocke, Jake Klocke, Craig Myers, Emery “Buster” Geisendorfer and Travis Mathes. Honorary pallbearers: Ken Disselhorst, Greg Risinger, Scott MacDonald, Mark Risinger and Jon Kelley.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Mt. Olivet Cemetery or to the Lewis and Marion County Cattleman’s Scholarship Fund.
Online condolences may be left at www.davis-fh.com
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