Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently designated a portion of Route OO (Old Route 66) from Rt 744 to Farm Rd 245, as the Sam W Easterly Memorial Highway. Sam died as a result of a farm tractor – vehicle accident on this stretch of highway on June 20, 2015. A dedication ceremony recognizing the roads memorial status was held on Dec 7, 2017 at the Strafford Senior Center. The bottom photo, courtesy of MoDOT is of four surviving Easterly brothers, left to right, Bobby, Richie, Rex, and Jim.

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