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Obituary: Charles Milburn Scrogin, JULY 19, 1940 – JULY 29, 2020

Charles Scrogin
Posted: Jul. 31, 2020 9:47 am

Services for Charles Milburn Scrogin, 80, of Vandalia, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at the Vandalia First Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Lehenbauer and Rev. Rod Sedarwall officiating.

Burial with full military honors will be at Vandalia Cemetery. Masonic services provided by Vandalia Masonic Lodge 491 will also be provided at the cemetery.
Visitation was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020, at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of Bienhoff Funeral Home.
Due to COVID-19, the family understands if anyone is uncomfortable attending.
Mr. Scrogin passed away at 2:50 p.m. July 29, 2020, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo.
He was born in Wellsville, Mo., on July 19, 1940, the son of Roy Merle and Pauline Marie Tallmedge Scrogin.
He married Brenda Owens on Nov. 20, 1965, in Vandalia, and she survives. Other survivors include: one son, Lee (Angie) Scrogin of Farber, Mo.; one daughter, Melissa (Jay) Orr of Bowling Green, Mo.; two brothers, Bill (Maemma) Scrogin of Centralia, Mo., and Tom (Brenda) Scrogin of Williamsburg, Va.; two sisters, Rose Anne (Scooter) Livengood of Windsor, Mo., and Marianne (Tom) Hunter of Sedalia, Mo.; five grandchildren, Zachary (Amanda) Scrogin, Lesley (Zak) Allen, Madison Orr, Jayson Orr and Hunter Scrogin; and two great-grandchildren, Finley and Noble Allen.
He was preceded in death by one infant brother, Merle Lee Scrogin.
Mr. Scrogin was a lifetime area resident and member of the Vandalia First Baptist Church. He was a 1959 graduate of Van-Far High School and attended college for several years. He entered the U.S. Navy Jan. 25, 1961, and served until Jan. 22, 1965. 

He was employed for 33 years as a Missouri State Water Patrolman, t2 years with the Ralls County Sheriff's Department and several years for the Vandalia Fire Department. Charles was a member of the Vandalia Masonic Lodge 491, Northeast Missouri Shrine Club, 911 Board of Directors, Van-Far School Board, Vandalia Cemetery Board and Trustee of the Vandalia First Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, woodworking and
spending time with family.
Pallbearers will be Zachary Scrogin, Amanda Scrogin, Madison Orr, Jayson Orr, Hunter Scrogin, Lesley Allen and Zak Allen. Honorary pallbearers will be the Missouri State Water Patrol and the Vandalia Fire Department.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vandalia First Baptist Church Food Pantry, Shriners Hospitals for Children or the Leader in Meat Van-Far Elementary School.

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