Charles Anderson Ledgerwood, 68, of Sedalia, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.
He was born July 25, 1942, in St. Louis, a son of Charles Herbert and Claribel Anderson Ledgerwood. On June 10, 1967, in Lincoln County, he was married to Rebecca Downing, who survives of the home.
Mr. Ledgerwood retired after 35 years of service at Smith-Cotton High School, where he taught life sciences. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Missouri Valley College and his Master’s degree from Central Missouri State University. He was a member of Broadway Presbyterian Church. Charles had a variety of hobbies including lapidary, making silver jewelry, woodworking, beekeeping, gardening, and bird watching. He was an avid outdoorsman. Throughout his life, he particularly enjoyed camping and sharing the wonders of nature with his wife and children both in the U.S. and Costa Rica, and most recently with his grandson.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Charles Scott Ledgerwood, of Jefferson City; a daughter, Angela Diane Ledgerwood, and her husband, Fabrizio Mora, of Fairfield, Ohio; a grandson, Charles Jackson Ledgerwood; a brother, Joseph Ledgerwood, of Jackson; and two sisters, Charline Ledgerwood, of Benton, Arkansas, and Susie Leech, of Kirkwood.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Broadway Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Dr. Alex Wales officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Heckart Family Center.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sedalia School District Foundation for the Ledgerwood Fund as a scholarship will be established in his memory.
Condolences may be offered at www.heckartfuneralhome.com.