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Gerald "Nip" Allen Bouse

September 15, 1947 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Gerald "Nip" Bouse Obituary

Gerald “Nip” Allen Bouse, of Steelville, MO, was born on Monday, September 15, 1947, in Waynesville, MO to William “Bill” H. Bouse and JoAnna Bouse, nee Gruver.  He passed away at his home on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at the age of 76 years, 3 months, and 22 days.

Nip graduated from Steelville High School in the Class of 1965.  He started working at Brown Shoe Company while in high school, and later retired as a supervisor in 1995.  He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Terry Jean Earls, on April 3, 1965 at the Presbyterian Church in Cuba, MO and to this union four children were born.  Nip was an avid baseball fan.  He played catcher for the Steelville Cardinals, local American Legion team, and Bouse’s Fast Pitch Softball Team.  Nip enjoyed hunting for deer, squirrel, rabbits and racoons. He also loved fishing, gigging and spending time at his lake home.  He adored his dog, Chase, that shared a birthday with him.  Most of all, Nip loved his family, especially his kids, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and JoAnna Bouse; parents-in-law Rainey and Wilma Earls; brother Bob Bouse and brother-in-law Jerry Wallis.

Nip is survived by his wife Terry Bouse of Steelville, MO; children Jeana (Randall) Murray of the United Kingdom, Jodie (Lance) Cottrell of Cherryville, MO, Denine (Rick) Grivetti of Cuba, MO and Rodney (Crystal) Bouse of Steelville, MO; sisters-in-law Dianne Wallis Delcour (Denny) of Isabella, MO and Glenda Heady of Sullivan, MO; brother-in-law Bruce (Chris) Earls of Naples, FL; special nephew Randy (Tammy) Bouse of Cuba, MO; 14 grandchildren Alexandra Ransom, Myranda Murray, Ashley Murray, Paige Cottrell, Laine Cottrell, Tori (Adam) Parmentier, Blake Schuster, Rickey (Danielle) Grivetti, Zach (Mackenzie) Grivetti, Ryan Grivetti, Brandon Bouse (fiancée McKayla), Caitlin Bouse, Makayla (Ryan) Fetters and Damon Bouse; 9 great grandchildren Blakleigh Parmentier, Brecken Parmentier, Braxten Parmentier, Maverick Grivetti, Malcolm Grivetti, Bowen Schuster, Oaklynn Fetters, Donny Sowells, Layla Sowells and 1 more Grivetti great grandbaby on the way; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation was from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, MO.  Funeral Service immediately followed at 1:00 PM with Rev. Wendy Downing officiating and was live-streamed on Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, MO's Facebook Page.  Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Butts, MO.  Memorials were suggested to Fairview Cemetery (Mail to: Fairview Cemetery c/o Sandy Wilson:  507 Timothy Lane,  Cuba, MO 65453).

All arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, MO.

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Visitation
Wednesday
January 10, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hutson Funeral Home (Steelville)
601 West Main Street
Steelville, MO 65565

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 10, 2024

1:00 PM
Hutson Funeral Home (Steelville)
601 West Main Street
Steelville, MO 65565

Burial
Wednesday
January 10, 2024

Fairview Baptist Cemetery
Butts Road
Steelville, MO 65565

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