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Staver Hyndman

Monday, October 8, 2007

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Staver Hyndman
Staver Hyndman, 85, of Cherokee, died Monday Oct. 1, 2007, in the Careage Hills Nursing Home, Cherokee, following a short illness.

Services were held on Oct. 5, 2007, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand officiated.

Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee.

Staver was born on Dec. 14, 1921 near Marcus, to Malcolm and Christina (Staver) Hyndman. He graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1940. In 1942 he entered the Army Air Corps and was a B-17 Pilot flying 35 missions until 1945. Piloting the B-17 he was a member of the U.S.Eighth Air Force-398th Bombardment Group.

He received the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal for his raid on Merseberg, Germany where he was forced to crash land near Bruges, Belgium. He was awarded the U.S. Air Medal with six clusters, World Ward II Victory and European Theatre operations medals.

After his military service, He returned to Cherokee and married Mary Timmins on Sept. 14, 1950. She preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 2002. He worked for Caswell's for several years and then as a carrier for the United States Post Office, from 1954 and retired in 1984. He enjoyed playing golf and traveling to Texas. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary (2002), one grandson Kyle Hyndman (2001), two brothers, Mac and Keith Hyndman, one sister, Shirley Booth.

Survivors include two sons, Patrick Hyndman and his wife, Lynette, of Cherokee, Paul Hyndman and his wife, Deb, of Cherokee; two daughters, Jane Klein and her husband, Randy, of Wichita Falls, Texas, Jean Hyndman and her special friend, Ken McKinney, also of Wichita Falls, Texas; a sister, Mary Jane Netley of Cherokee; grandchildren, Dr. Cherilyn Wicks, Dan Hyndman, Katie Klein, Ryan Klein, and David Hyndman; one great grandson, Xzavier Hyndman.