Cleatus Darrell Ehrhardt was born Oct. 20, 1953, at Myrtle, Mo., the son of Lehman Ehrhardt and JoRheta Ehrhardt. He died March 29, 2009, in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 55.
He was a carpenter and construction worker.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in the Vietnam War.
He was a Christian and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by: his wife, Rose Ehrhardt of the home in Alicia, Ark.; his parents, Lehman and JoRheta Ehrhardt of Myrtle, Mo.; three children, Brad Ehrhardt of Kansas City, Mo., April Mello and husband, Stefan of O'Fallon, Ill., and Luke Ehrhardt of Richland, Mo.; two granddaughters, Elysia Mello and Kiarra Mello both of O'Fallon, Ill.; two sisters, Brenda Mills and husband, Ronnie of St. Peters, Mo., and Vicky Rhoads and husband, Steve of West Plains, Mo.; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held April 1 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer, Mo., with Eugene Griffin officiating. Burial followed in the Myrtle Cemetery at Myrtle, Mo., with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo.