William Hudson “Bill” Labus, 93, of Sedalia died Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at Rest Haven Convalescent and Retirement Home.
Mr. Labus was born Jan. 12, 1929, in Fayette, Mo., to William A. Labus and Evelyn M. Padgett Labus. On Sept. 12, 1959, he married Patricia Menefee in Sedalia, and she survives in Laguna Niguel, California. On July 19, 1986, he married Jene Hudson in St. Louis, and she survives in Sedalia.
Mr. Labus grew up in Glasgow before moving with his family to Sedalia in 1942. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1946 and served proudly in the Korean War. He graduated from Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg and worked most of his life for National Gypsum Company, for which he was named salesman of the year.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Sedalia Country Club.
Other survivors include four daughters, Kim Labus Continetti of San Diego, California, Julie Labus of Laguna Niguel, California, Kati Labus Borzansky of Trabuco Canyon, California, and Mari Minari of Loxahatchee, Florida; a grandson, Logan Borzansky of Aliso Viejo, California; three granddaughters, Karlie Borzansky of Palm Springs, California, Kayla Henry of Tacoma, Washington, and Rebecca Minari of Loxahatchee, Florida; Stepdaughter Shandi Carline of Jensen Beach, Florida; and numerous nephews, great-nephews and great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald W. “Jerry” Labus in 1988 and James A. “Jim” Labus in 2003.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 27, 2022 at the Sacred Heart Chapel of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Joe Corel officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. A celebration of life will be held at Sedalia Country Club after the burial service.
Memorial donations are suggested to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.