Edward Dale Ambrose

July 19, 1946March 31, 2019

Edward Dale Ambrose, 72, of New Bloomfield, Missouri passed away at his home on March 31, 2019. A Celebration of Life service will be Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 2-4pm at New Bloomfield United Methodist Church, 323 Redwood Dr., New Bloomfield, Missouri. Ed was born on July 19, 1946 in Henley, Missouri to the late Norman and Nellie Brizendine Ambrose. He was married on June 27, 1969 to Candace Whitehurse in Billingsville, Missouri and she survives. He was a 1964 graduate of Prairie Home High School. He became a member of the United States Navy in 1964 and served on the U.S.S. Shangri-La until 1969. After his discharge from the Navy he graduated from Linn Technical College in 1969 and began working at Cheeseboro Ponds in Jefferson City, Missouri. He then began working for MODOT as a bridge draftsman until his retirement in 2005. Ed was a member of V.F.W. Post #2657 in Fulton and the Old Car Club in Jefferson City. He enjoyed traveling, carpentry work, restoring old cars and helping his friends and family work on anything that needed repair but his greatest love was spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife of almost 50 years, he is survived by one son, Robert (Amy) Ambrose of Holts Summit, Missouri; one daughter, Holly (James) Kuenzi of San Leandro, California; one brother, Ralph (Mathel) Ambrose of White River, South Dakota; three sisters, Wanda Lachner of Prairie Home, Missouri, Pauline Chandler of Birmingham, Alabama and Reta Hampton of Emporia, Kansas; five grandchildren, Brooklyn, Callie and Asher Ambrose and Jackson and Olivia Kuenzi. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Norman Ambrose and one sister, Billie Jo Stone. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center or V.F.W. Post #2657 both in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251.

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  • Ellis Fischel Cancer Center or VFW Post #2657


  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, April 7, 2019

Edward Dale Ambrose

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Jerry and Barb Pointer

April 7, 2019

We are so very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Jerry and Ed were very good friends working together at MoDot. Ed called Jerry while we were in Florida, they had a very lengthy conversation. We were really shocked when Chris stopped by to tell us the news. We were planning on coming to the celebration of life today, but Jerry is sick. We are sending our sympathy, prayers and thoughts. He will definitely be missed!

Randy and Vicky Giboney

April 5, 2019

Please accept our deepest condolences. We are so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Steve Spradlin

April 4, 2019

I was a coworker of Ed's for many years. I will always remember Ed as a great man who always had a positive outlook on life. I am very sorry to hear of Ed's passing, but also sure that his spirit has been blessed for the next part of his ongoing life.

Craig Abbott

April 2, 2019

Sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great guy!

Dennis Heckman

April 2, 2019

I worked with Ed in the MoDOT Bridge Division for 12 years. He was always a ray of sunshine in the office.

Bill Sadler

April 1, 2019

Ed was one my roommates in our first year at Linn Tech. He was one of the nicest guys I've ever known. We also worked together at MoDot. So sad to hear of his passing.