John Halter ~ In Our Care ~ February 1, 2024


John E. Halter
1941 ~ 2024

John E. Halter, 82, of Maysville,Mo, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2024, at his home in Maysville.  He was born September 27, 1941, in rural DeKalb County, to Lawrence and Viola (Morgan) Halter.  He graduated from Maysville High School in 1959.  He was united in marriage to Twila Pittsenbarger on August 28, 1964 at the Fairport United Methodist Church.  

John worked as a carpenter, retiring from White Construction in 1995,  In addition to his working career in construction, John enjoyed farming with his father-in-law, Lawrence “Ziggy” Pittsenbarger.  As long as his health permitted, he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and was always happy to help out neighbors and friends doing handy work and needed projects.  He was often told that if anything could be fixed, they knew he could do it.

John loved sports, especially basketball and softball, both as a participant and spectator.  He received All Conference and State honors as a MHS basketball player and enjoyed many years of softball with the Fairport softball teams.   He remained a loyal fan of Maysville High School and NWMSU athletics and attended as many events as possible that his godchildren, neighbor girls (Torri and Paige), and other young friends participated in at MHS, NWMSU, and other colleges.  He also enjoyed the Royals and KC Chiefs and was looking forward to watching the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII.  In addition to sports, he loved being in the great outdoors hunting and fishing with his friends and the 40 years of sharing Lake Viking activities with the Sexton family.  Although they have no children of their own, John and Twila were blessed to have been accepted into the families of many, sharing all the special events in their lives.  They also enjoyed many annual vacations throughout the United States, and in later years, they made several trips annually to Branson, MO especially to see The Oak Ridge Boys, having  been their fans and attending approximately 200 of their concerts since the 1980’s.

John was a member of the Maysville United Methodist Church,serving many years on the Trustees Board; Fairport Lions Club, many years as treasurer; and a former member and past president, of Crestview Estates Board of Directors.

John was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Richard Jolley; nephew, Douglas Halter; and in-laws Lawrence Pittsenbarger and Ida Pittsenbarger Holcomb.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Twila; brother, Harold (Barbara) of Mission, TX; nephews, Steven (Andrea), of Leawood, KS; Michael Halter, Mission, TX; niece, Julie Raczkowski, Lebanon, MO; brother-in-law, Larry Pittsenbarger (Carolyn), Blue Springs, MO; nephew-in-law, Lance Pittsenbarger (Jennifer), Mission, KS; niece-in-law, Laura Eaton, Independence, MO; godchildren, Jaclyn Stoll (Clayton) & Bryan Haley of Maysville, MO; Jennifer McQuinn (Ryan) and their children Katherine and Maddison, Stanberry, MO; aunt, LuEtta Morgan, Maysville, MO; great nieces and nephews, the special families, and many relatives and  friends.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a. m. Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville with burial immediately following at Fairport Cemetery
Visitation:  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home

Memorial Contributions:  Comfort Care Hospice, Fairport Cemetery, or Maysville United Methodist Church

31 Responses to “John Halter ~ In Our Care ~ February 1, 2024”

  1. Rita Hecker. February 3, 2024 at 1:42 pm #

    We r so sorry Twila. Sending hugs & prayers to u & your families. Rita & Dennis Hecker

  2. Gay & Lane Holcomb February 3, 2024 at 5:01 pm #

    Twila, you are in our hearts today. Just heard about John and we know how devastated you are right now. He was a wonderful, kind and thoughtful man we were proud to call brother-in-law. Hugs and strength being sent your way today and always.

  3. William Hobbs February 3, 2024 at 5:39 pm #

    So sorry, Twila. John and I shared some great times working and going to and from work. I learned so much from him.

  4. Gracie Feese February 4, 2024 at 6:39 am #

    Oh, Twila…so very sorry. He was the best. Always with a smile. Know you are so loved

  5. judy pickering February 4, 2024 at 5:38 pm #

    We just heard and are so very sad to hear this. John was certainly a special person. Such a caring husband, neighbor and friend. Who didn’t love John; What a legacy to leave behind. We are thinking of you and sending love.
    In sympathy
    Wanda and Judy

  6. Phyllis Green February 5, 2024 at 12:34 am #

    I’ll always remember his smile and his goodness. You two made such great partners and friends to so many fortunate people. I am sad he is gone and sad that you are enduring this loss.
    My love and sympathy,

  7. Crystal Karr February 6, 2024 at 1:19 am #

    Twila, I am so sorry. John was a wonderful man. He loved you so much. I will be thinking and praying for you and your family.

  8. Mary Berry February 6, 2024 at 2:36 am #

    So sorry Twila. Sending hugs and prayers.

  9. Brad Smith February 6, 2024 at 2:37 am #

    So Sorry to hear this. John was one of the greatest guys I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.

  10. Lisa Bird February 6, 2024 at 3:10 am #

    Brent and I hold you in our prayers. So sorry for your loss, John was one of the great ones. Our community will miss him dearly.

  11. Frank February 6, 2024 at 6:13 am #

    I am so sorry to hear. I always enjoyed visiting with John, & I usually learned something. My love to you and all the adopted family. ❤️

  12. Joan Trussell February 6, 2024 at 10:04 am #

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I have many great memories of both of you growing up in Fairport. What good times we had together. My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow

    Joan Trussell

  13. Shirley Rupe February 6, 2024 at 3:29 pm #

    Thinking of you Twila. Praying for your comfort.

  14. Sandi Bentz February 6, 2024 at 3:41 pm #

    Twila, sorry to hear this new….sending comforting prayers….

  15. Pat Donovan February 6, 2024 at 6:39 pm #

    Twila – While searching for a friend’s obit I saw John’s notice. I regret that it’s been years since our paths have crossed but I’ll always have my fond memories of playing town team basketball with John and interacting with everyone afterwards. Just wanted you to know that I’m thinking of you and John. Pat Donovan

  16. William Pollard February 6, 2024 at 7:53 pm #

    So Sorry!!!!!

  17. Debi Campbell February 6, 2024 at 9:15 pm #

    I’m so sorry for the loss of John, I just loved him. Wonderful sense of humor & so kind! He will be missed! Hugs to you to you, Twila! ❤️

  18. Kathy Hubbard Edson February 6, 2024 at 9:25 pm #

    Mrs. Halter – I’m SO sorry and saddened to hear of Johns’ passing. I’m praying that the Lord will comfort your heart and HE will give you HIS perfect peace, love and compassion during this hard journey. Blessings on you!! .

  19. Catie Spurgeon Howlett February 6, 2024 at 9:34 pm #

    So sorry to hear of your husbands passing Mrs. Halter. Our prayers are with you always.

  20. Gerald D Snodgrass February 6, 2024 at 9:38 pm #

    Oh Twila. So sorry to hear about John! Our prayers are with you!

  21. Betty Woodring February 6, 2024 at 9:49 pm #

    Twila, So very sorry to learn of John’s death. We will be thinking of you and will keep you in our prayers. Gary an Betty Woodring

  22. Victor Modeer February 6, 2024 at 10:27 pm #

    John was a great friend. He and Twila are considered family. He was a man of the highest integrity, in every manner. My and my family’s heart is with Twila.

  23. Kathy walton February 6, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

    My heart and feelings of lose are with you. I lost my husband ten years ago and I’ll always miss him. It is so hard to lose the one u love. Take care of yourself and hope to see you soon. Much love kathy Tunks Walton.

  24. Linda Peterson February 7, 2024 at 11:16 am #

    So very sorry Twila. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  25. Carol Morris February 7, 2024 at 3:31 pm #

    So sorry to hear of Johns passing. I enjoyed getting to know him at Thanksgiving and running into the two of you at Silver Dollar City. Prayers for peace. Carol and Allen Morris

  26. Martha Drake February 7, 2024 at 4:02 pm #

    Dear Twila,
    I am so sorry to learn about John. A flood of wonderful, fun memories come to mind. Those days several years ago were filled with many exciting basketball games, softball games and card games over northwest Missouri. He was always so cheerful, funny and talented.
    May you feel the power of the many prayers to give you comfort, strength, and peace.
    I am sorry I am not able to attend the service. Martha Rainey Drake

  27. Mary Jo Sloan February 8, 2024 at 10:26 am #

    Dear Twila,
    Praying that God will comfort you at this very sad time.
    Mary Jo Sloan

  28. Enola Scrivens February 8, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

    Oh my goodness Mrs Halter. I am so very sorry for your loss. Know that if you need anything, I’m right here in town. Unfortunately I never knew your hubby well but everyone who does loves him. What a great legacy he has left. Hugs and love and prayers for your comfort

  29. Janet Brown Hubbard Ogden February 8, 2024 at 1:30 pm #

    Twila, I am so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. You two had a wonderful life together. May those precious memories bring you comfort . Pray for God to wrap you in his arms and give you peace .

  30. Joy Sherard February 9, 2024 at 8:26 pm #

    Twila, Mom & I extend our deepest condolences & prayers for peace & comfort.

  31. Debbie Nelsen February 10, 2024 at 12:17 am #

    Twila, We are very sorry to hear of Johns passing. May you find comfort in all your memories
    The Nelsen family

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