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Eldo LeRoy Schuster, age 84, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away June 27, 2023, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. He was born September 28, 1938, to LeRoy and Azalea Throckmorton Schuster in Shattuck, Oklahoma.
Eldo graduated from Midwest City High School in Oklahoma in 1956. He immediately joined the Air Force and served our country for four years while also learning electronics. While he was stationed at Richards-Gebaur Air Force base in Belton, Missouri, he met his future wife, Iris Hendrick Schuster. They were married on October 7, 1961, and lived in Midwest City, Oklahoma, for a few months before moving to Independence, Missouri.
Eldo and Iris taught Sunday School for many years and were always active in their church. They attended Evangelistic Bible School together and served on the mission field in Central America from 1969 to 1973. He and Iris first taught in a small Bible School in Costa Rica (after spending a year or more learning Spanish) and later did open-air campaigns in Managua, Nicaragua.
After returning to the states, they purchased Country Club TV in the Brookside area of Kansas City, Missouri. They owned and operated this business for 17 years before selling it with the idea of retiring. However, retirement didn’t last long as they soon purchased and operated Home Town Electronics in Olathe, Kansas. After four years, they retired from that business and enjoyed many years at home together.
Eldo and Iris loved to travel and visited all of the continental United States. Eldo loved to fly airplanes and spent many years flying around the midwest solo and with his wife. Occasionally, he took family members on flights with him so they could enjoy the view from the skies. While on the mission field, he became interested in and learned to operate ham radios. This was particularly useful in their mission work and also in contacting family back in the states. In later years, he enjoyed buying and selling stocks online, riding his bicycle great distances and walking. He was still walking 5 or more miles at a time up until this past month.
Eldo was led to the Lord at age 20 by his sergeant in the Air Force and never deviated from his walk with the Lord. He had a strong faith and was eager to share it with others. For a period of five years, he taught a Bible study at the Men’s Prison in Lansing, Kansas.
Eldo was preceded in death by his wife of 61 ½ years, his parents, his sister, LeRoyce Balazik; his brother, Monte Schuster, brothers-in-law, Bill Hendrick, Scottie Hendrick and Melvin Fairman; sisters-in-law, Ginny Hendrick, Linda Hendrick and Etta Sue Fairman. He is survived by a brother-in-law, Don Hendrick of Peculiar, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Ferne Hendrick of Peculiar, Missouri, and Mary Beth Schuster of Midwest City, Oklahoma; nephews, Jimmie Hendrick of Ballard, Missouri, Alan Fairman and wife Linda of Ballard, Missouri, Darryl Fairman and wife Michele of Peculiar, Missouri, Lee Schuster and wife Elisa of Texas, Kevin Balazik and wife of Texas and Nick Balazik of Texas; nieces, Teresa Loehr-Sebert and husband Kit of Peculiar, Missouri, Susan Wainscott and husband Chuck of Raymore, Missouri, Lisa Smith and husband Bret of Acampo, California, Krezden Wilson of Texas, LeRoyce Warner and husband Steve of Texas, Tamara Dickey and husband Terry of Texas; 29 great nieces and nephews and 39 great-great nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, and sent in care of Dickey Funeral Home, PO Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701.