Paul Olan Ishmael

September 21, 1931 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 90)


Paul Ishmael, a 90 year old Trenton resident, passed away at 8:35 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in St. Joseph, MO.


Graveside military honors are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Trenton.  Open visitation will be from 9:00 until 6:00 Friday at Slater Neal Funeral Home in Trenton.  Memorial donations are suggested to the Salvation Army and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.


Paul Olan Ishmael was born September 21, 1931 in Laredo, MO to Robert James and Jessie Elmira (Claypole) Ishmael.  He was raised in the Alpha area and graduated from Laredo High School. During the Korean War, Paul served in the United States Army.  After returning to Trenton, Paul worked for Modine Manufacturing until retiring.  He will be remembered for his caring and soft heart.


Surviving relatives include his longtime companion Louise Hostettler of St. Joseph, MO, and step grandchildren Duane, Daniel, Derek, and Bryant. 


He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Betty Redfield and Helen Figg, brothers, Arthur Ishmael, Kenneth Ishmael, and Edgar Ishmael, step sons Bill McKee and Ronnie Ellis and step granddaughter Tiffany McKee.

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Military Honors
November 20, 2021

2:00 PM
Maple Grove Cemetery, Trenton

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