Obituaries in Grant City

Obituaries are a beautiful way to remember a loved one who has passed away. They can capture what was unique about that person, and serve as an invitation to a memorial service. Below are some of our recent obituaries and this is where we can place your loved one’s obituary, if you wish. If you have questions or would like to verify time and location before attending services or visitation, you are always welcome to contact us. 
Harold Vay Stephenson
Harold Vay Stephenson, 89, of Grant City, MO peacefully passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Memorial service will be Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, MO with a visitation beginning at 10:00 am. Inurnment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mt Ayr, Iowa.

Harold was born on June 4, 1928 on a farm southeast of Denver, MO. Harold was the 4th of 7 children born to John Dale and Dorotha Grace Stephenson.  

Harold graduated from Albany High School and kicked around a bit prior to joining the Army. He was stationed in Europe during the Korean conflict. He began his service as a mechanic and then was chosen to join special services where he represented his country as a world class pole vaulter.   

Harold retired after many years working in construction, mostly in waterproofing, concrete finishing and as a bricklayer. Harold, along with his first wife, Ann, and second wife, Virginia, owned and operated a popcorn wagon, travelling to fairs, steam engine shows and tractor pulls in the Midwest. He also was a newspaper carrier for the Kansas City Star for many years while living in Independence, MO.  

During his retirement years, he and Virginia enjoyed time as snowbirds in Arizona and later in Weslaco, TX. Harold enjoyed camping, gardening, farming, bird watching, square dancing, time in the Ozarks with his family, and mowing grass. As a proud veteran, he was able to enjoy an Honor Flight to our nation’s capital this past May.  

Harold is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Virginia, his first wife, Ann Wolf, his brothers, Donald, JV and Phillip, and infant sister, Phyllis. He is survived by his children, Kathleen (Dennis) Carroll of Kansas City, MO, John Stephenson of Sheridan, MO, Elizabeth Stephenson of Sugar Creek, MO and Paul (Bridgette) Stephenson of Grain Valley, MO. Harold is also survived by his brother, Dick Stephenson (Myrna) of Albany, MO, his sister, Berniece Barber, and sisters-in-law, Rosemary and Barbara Stephenson, all of Grant City, MO. He also leaves 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who will miss their Grandpa, Uncle and special Unk.

Memorials may be made in Harold’s honor to Honor Flight Network of Kansas City or to Orilla’s Way.

Special thanks to the staff at Orilla’s Way. You are the best!

Phyllis McNeese
Phyllis Nadean McNeese was born on September 25, 1935 to father, Victor McNeese and mother, Ruby Powanz McNeese. She passed away November 7, 2017.

Phyllis attended Denver Missouri elementary school and graduated from Grant City High School in 1954. She was a member of the Denver Methodist Church where she taught Children’s Sunday School class for many years. Her employment before retirement was with SSM Healthcare. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; aunt Hester Powantz and uncle and aunt Emmett and Eula Jean Powanz.

Surviving are her sister, Peggy Drake (Jerold); cousin, LuEmma Powanz Qwinn; nephew, Alex Drake (Katherine); niece, Victoria Drake (Mathew Peterson) and two cousins: Will Quinn (Amanda)and Daniel Quinn and the following named great-nephews and niece: Andrew Drake, William Drake, Drake Peterson and Cady Peterson. 

     Graveside Services and Interment will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Miller Cemetery in Denver, Missouri. Memorial may be made to Denver Schoolhouse or Worth County Convalescent Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri.                                        

Richard P. Miller
Richard Miller was born February 12, 1960 to Russell and Roseanna (Gilpatrick) Miller. He departed this life November 5, 2017 in Sweet Springs, Missouri, where he had resided the past six years. His parents preceded him in death.
Graveside Service and Interment will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Blythdale, Missouri. There is no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City, Missouri.                                              

Donald Ray Fletchall
Donald Ray Fletchall was born to Ray and Opal (McCord) Fletchall August 18, 1931 in Denver, Missouri, and departed this life November 1, 2017.

Don graduated from Grant City High School in 1949. He joined the Navy in January of 1951. During his service he traveled the world in submarines, retiring in 1974 after 22 years as a Chief Warrant Officer CWO3. He took great pride in his service to his country. He was a proud member of the V.F.W.

Don had a son Doug from his marriage to Barbara Kerr.  

Don and Sharon were married August 16, 1981 on his farm. They spent many years traveling. Fishing was his passion.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Glendola McGrew, Twila Highshoe, and stepson Jarret Auten.

He is survived by wife Sharon, sister Annette Jones, son Doug Fletchall (Pam), Don Holman (Gail), Gene Auten (Christy), and daughter Marty Parker (Doug), 5 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, many friends and relatives.

 Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City with interment in Fletchall Cemetery, Grant City.   

Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Joyce Ann Thompson
Joyce Ann Thompson, 85, of Grant City, MO passed away October 28, 2017 at the Gentry County Hospital in Albany, MO.

Joyce was born on September 19, 1932 in Allendale, Mo, the daughter of Forrest Thompson and Oleta (Spangler) Thompson.

Joyce graduated from Grant City High School in 1950 and started working at the Grant City Bank the day after she graduated.

While working at the bank, Joyce started dating a dashing young man named Lynden Thompson. After serving a brief Air Force tour oversees, Lynden returned to Grant City and the two of them were united in marriage on November 11, 1955.

Lynden and Joyce moved to California where Lynden would complete his service in the Air Force. They then returned to Worth County where they both would reside for the rest of their days. 

After returning back to Worth County Joyce began working for the ASCS office in Grant City. Joyce loved working there and would continue to do so until she and Lynden received the three special gifts that would change their lives forever; Karen, Kent, and Kathy. Joyce would stay home and raise her family until the early 80’s when she decided to go back out into the workforce and began working for the SCS office in Grant City. She continued working there until she was needed back at home. 

Joyce’s life revolved around her husband and her children, then later her grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Joyce was a Christian and an active member of the Grant City Baptist Church where she was always called upon when delicious home-made rolls and brownies were needed.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents Forrest and Oleta Thompson, and her husband Lynden Thompson.

Joyce is survived by and will be truly missed by her children Karen (Jeff) Andrews, Kent Thompson, and Kathy (Steve) McGrew all of Grant City; grandchildren Kendall Kobbe, Katelyn (Mike) Frisch, Kyle Kobbe, Claire Andrews, and Tess Andrews; great grandchildren Camdain, Lucas, Bentley, Emmett, and Gracelyn Frisch. Joyce is also survived by her siblings Allen (Roberta) Thompson, Allendale, MO, Glenn Thompson, Knoxville, TN, Shirley (Jim) Steward, Albuquerque,NM and Bill (Carey) Thompson, Chariton, IA; Sister-in-laws Margaret Locke, Maryville, MO, Marge Thompson, Lamoni, IA, and Margaret Thompson, Manchester, GA. Joyce will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends.

Services will be Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11:00 at Prugh Dunfee Funeral Home with visitation an hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Kirk Cemetery in Allendale, MO. Memorials may be given to Worth County Ambulance, Grant City Baptist Church, or St. Jude's Research Hospital.

Stanley Hensley
Stanley Hensley was born March 19, 1920 to Mable and Victor Hensley in rural Salem, South Dakota. In 1935 he moved to Malvern, Iowa. He graduated from Malvern High School in 1939. After graduation he worked as a clerk in a grocery store and farmed. 

In April 1942 Uncle Sam took him in the service for World War 11. He served 42 months in the service and 38 of them were over seas in the Pacific area. Iwa Jima was his last stop in which he was discharged with an honorable discharge in November 1945. 

February 1, 1946 he married Estellee Kobbe. They started farming west of Bedford, Iowa. Through the years he also drove a truck and worked in factories for 30 years in St. Joseph, Missouri. He retired from Wire Rope after 20 years in 1985 and moved to Sheridan. In the fall of 2011 he moved to Maryville and in 2012 he moved to the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, Missouri. 

Stanley was preceded in death by his wife Estellee of 65 years in September 2011, his parents, and sister Evelyn Goy Knop. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Graveside Services and Interment will be 2:30 P.M. Friday, October 20, 2107 in the VanSkyock Addition of Sheridan Cemetery. Military Rites by V.F.W. Post #3123. Rev. Susan Noakes will officiate. Arrangements under direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. 

Elbert Otto Risser
Elbert Otto Risser, 74, passed from his earthly body on October 15, 2017. Elbert was the only child of Lowell and Myrtle (Goff) Risser. He was born in Sheridan, MO on May 1, 1943. Elbert spent most of his life in the Sheridan area. On July 30, 2004 he remarried his first wife, Doris.

Elbert loved all things mechanical. In his free time, he spent many years restoring John Deere tractors. In his later years, he shelved the green paint for International Harvester red. Elbert spent twenty-eight years working for the Missouri Department of Transportation as a highway maintenance worker. He retired from there in May 2005.

Elbert was a tinkerer and talker. If you were lucky, you’d catch him in his shop working on something – either wood or metal – and he’d entertain you for hours talking about his traveling adventures. Before retirement, he’d sneak away to Colorado or Texas to visit his kids. After retirement, he spread his traveling wings even further. Some of his favorite trips were to Indiana to visit Doris’s sister, South Dakota to visit his kids, and to Wyoming to visit family friends.

Elbert was preceded in death by his parents, a wife Patty, and a son Kerry. He leaves behind his wife, Doris, of the home as well as six children; Chris (Michelle) Risser, Bedford, IA, Gayland (Debbie) Risser, Hermosa, SD, Mike (Teresa) Risser, Bedford, IA, Malinda Nelson, Sheridan, MO, Bill (Amy) Straight, Grant City, Mo and Tish (Duane) Warner, Grant City, MO. Elbert also had the privilege of raising Eric (Cindi) Zimmerman, Maryville, MO and Mark Zimmerman, Maryville, MO. In all, twenty-one children had the opportunity to call him Grandpa. He also had five great-grandchildren to love with four more on the way.

A visitation will be held Monday, October 16th from 6-8 pm at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City

The funeral will be Tuesday, October 17th at 2 pm at the funeral home with interment to follow at the VanSkyock Addition to the Sheridan Cemetery, Sheridan, MO. Jeff Blaine will be officiating. Memorials may go to St. Francis Hospice or the Sheridan Community Building in care of the funeral home. 

Dorothy Lee Rush
Dorothy Lee (Lamb) Rush of St. Joseph, Missouri died October 2, 2017 at Mosaic Hospital.

She was born August 14, 1925 in Redding, Iowa to Glee and Ocle (Staton) Lamb. She graduated from Maryville college and taught at Hunt and Jackson, Hatfield School in Missouri. She also did city directory and County assessment. 

She married Lewis Marion Rush on December 23, 1946 in Troy, Kansas. He preceded her in death in 1998.

She was also preceded in death by her parents: brothers: Rex,Garland, Robert and Gerald, sisters: Roberta, Lloyt and Marjorie. 

Surviving are children Dean and Pat Rush, Ava Thompson, Lonnie and Julie Rush, Connie Rush, Lori and John Wachtel, 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, brother Nathan and Gayle Lamb, sisters: Retha Moutray and Martha (Wink) and Ron Andrews, brother-in-law Raymond and Alice Rush, several nieces and nephews, and all that called her Grandma Dorothy.

Graveside Service and Interment will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Middlefork Cemetery in Redding, Iowa. Remembrance visitation will be 4:00-6:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Community Presbyterian Church, 5409 St. Joseph Avenue, St. Jospeh, Missouri. 

Arrangements are under direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to family or Meals on Wheels.  

George Lee Young
George Lee Young, 86, of Grant City, MO passed away on September 22, 2017. George was born October 31, 1930 in Stanhope, IA to Virgil and Faye Young.

George’s family came from a long line of farmers and he continued that tradition as a young boy into the mid 60’s. While farming, he became a member of the Air National Guard from 1951 thru 1953 and was awarded a presidential honor for bringing over 800 recruits into the 132nd Air National Guard Fighter Wing. In 1960, he started buying cattle for Iowa Packing Company and in 1967 George gave up farming and moved his family to Missouri after purchasing the Grant City Sale Barn. He grew this business to become the most profitable ranking privately owned Sale barn in Missouri in 1982. George operated the sale barn until it’s closing in the mid 80’s. He then went to work for MFA as an order buyer, ultimately growing their cattle business, and expanded his own business interests to include custom grazing and feeding until his retirement.

Besides his family, one of George’s major loves was draft horses. Once his interest was piqued, there was no stopping him. All during the 1990’s, George owned several draft horses and participated in pulls throughout the Midwest. 
George will be remembered for his love of horses and people, many who have become lifelong friends and supporters.
George was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jim Young, youngest son, Kelly Young and son-in-law Brent Thompson. He is survived by his wife JoAnn Young; sister Joyce and Robert Overholtzer, Fairfax, VA and their children Julie Overholtzer and Jeff (Kathy) Overholtzer; his children: David (Robin) Young, St. Louis, MO, Jane Thompson, Macon, MO, Cynthia (Russell) O’Laughlin, Shelbina, MO; grandchildren: Kristen (Harrison) Winter and Joe Young, Charlotte, NC, Taylor Young, St. Louis, MO, Brian (Shyla)Terry, Macon, MO, Casey (Amy) O’Laughlin, Panama City, FL, Andy O’Laughlin and Alex O’Laughin both of Kansas City, MO; great-grandchildren: Jace, Ella, Myah, Avah, Mallory, and Emily.  

Visitation 5pm -7pm Monday, September 25 at Prugh Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City MO 64456. Mass of Catholic Burial will be said at 2pm Tues Sept 26 at St Joseph Catholic Church, 415 South Main, Parnell, MO. Burial in Grant City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue 1025 Heritage Road Linn Creek, MO 65052 or St Joseph Catholic Church, 415 South Main, Parnell, MO64475 or local chapters of 4H or FFA 

Earl Elton Sackett
 Earl Elton Sackett passed away September 22, 2017 in hospice care at Maryville, Missouri with loving family by his side.

Elton was born March 11th, 1942 to Burl Elton Sackett and Grace Elizabeth (Butt) Sackett in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He was the oldest of their six children.

Elton married Lyndal Lou (Monday) Sackett December 27th, 1960. He married Emmy (Tomann) Sackett on May 17th, 2000.

Elton lived most of his life in Southwest Iowa and Northwest Missouri. Primarily a farmer, Elton also served in the Army and drove an over-the-road semi truck in later years. Elton loved good conversation, on a variety of topics with people from all walks of life. He enjoyed animals, always having pets throughout the years. He liked technology and gadgets, talk radio, oatmeal cookies, and was often seen wearing a seed corn company hat. Elton was an avid motorcyclist and loved traveling and photography, often combining all three to make great memories.

He is preceded in death by: his parents, his wife Lyndal (1998), wife Emmy (2017) and sister, Betty Halfhill.

He is survived by his children, Paul (Jamie) Sackett, Melia (Matt) Douglass, his brothers, Keith (Nancy) Sackett, Andy (Karen) Sackett, his sisters, Barbara Allen, and Donna (Dennis) Stephens, numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Worth County Education Foundation.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, September 25, 2017 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Interment will be in Grant City Cemetery. Visitation from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.

Hudson Dell Briner
March 1, 2017-September 13, 2017
Hudson Briner was born on March 1, 2017 in Maryville, Missouri to Tyrel and Ashley Briner. He passed away on September 13, 2017 at the age of 6 months and 12 days old. 

Hudson is survived by his mommy and daddy, brother Karson and sisters: Kambree and Kaeslyn, grandparents: Julie Lynch, D.J. Briner, Craig Reynolds; great-grandmothers: Marian Lynch, and Gail Buck, aunts: Kiley Reynolds, Jo-Quetta Briner; uncles: Craig Reynolds Jr., Zeb Harker and Kale Briner; cousins: Collin Reynolds, Shadow, Sadie & Keagon Briner. Preceding him in death were grandpa Paul Weigel, great-grandparents: William Lynch, Michael Buck and Violet and Burl Briner. 

Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, September 18, 2017 at Grant City Christian Church in Grant City. Burial will be in the Kirk Cemetery in Allendale, Missouri. Visitation from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the church. 
Arrangements under direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City. 

Emmy L Sackett
Emmy L. Sackett was born on January 21, 1943 to Eduard Tomann and Emma Marie Albrecht Tomann in Karthal, Germany. She passed away at her home in Ravenwood, Missouri surrounded by love, under the care of Hospice.

She came to the United States on August 28th 1965 as a young woman bringing her son Andy with her. She married Elton Sackett May 13th of 2000 in Parnell. She worked at Worth County Convalescent Center for 27 years as a Physical Therapist. 

She enjoyed crochet and various other crafts and traveling the country with her husband and her Papillon Chiefy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands: Richard Auten of Germany(1967), Charles King of Grant City, Mo. (1987) Gary Maudlin of Ravenwood, Mo.(1997) and sister-in-law Marcia Tomann.

Survivors include her husband Elton Sackett, children: Suzanne King, Charles (Joannie) King II, Holly (Randy) Cooper , Andy (Karla) King, Deanna (Chris) Shireman, Paul (Jamie) Sackett and Melia (Matt) Douglas , 10 Grandchildren and 16 great Grandchildren, brother, Edi Tomann and nephew Michael Tomann and many other relatives and friend. 

Visitation will be held at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, MO on Thursday September 7th, 2017 from 5-8 P.M. Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at Parnell Catholic Church, Father Allan Stetz officiating. Burial in Grant City Cemetery.  

Bernard L. Myer 
Bernard L. Myer was born June 11, 1928 in Willard, Colorado to Glen E. Myer and Bertha Kilmer Myer. He passed away September 2, 2017 in Grant City, Missouri at the age of 89 years. Bernie spent his youth in Nebraska, southwestern Iowa and the Fort Dodge, Iowa area graduating from Fort Dodge High School in 1946. He met Irene Selk at his brother’s wedding and soon they were married. They had 5 children. Bernie pursued a career in mechanical contracting for various companies and started his own businesses including the very successful Myer and Sons Plumbing and Heating in Mt Ayr, Iowa.  

In 1973 Bernie came to Missouri to view an 80 acre property that he immediately loved and bought where he built a home and cabin and pursued his lifelong dream of farming with a little fishing on the side. Missouri became his home for the rest of his life and the people he met his friends forever.

Bernie is survived by his second wife Joyce, children Ginger (Brent) Cox, Susan, Shirlee Doster, Scott (Lori), step children Lyle Officer, Lorna Lawrance and brother Kenneth. He leaves also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Irene, his son Steven, his brothers Leonard, Lyle and sister Lois Wiseman.  

A visitation at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral on September 6 from 1:00-3:00 with burial to follow at Kirk Cemetery in Allendale. A gathering to celebrate Bernie’s life will be scheduled and announced at a future date.  

Buddy Lee Jackson
Buddy Lee Jackson, second son of Hale Robert Jackson and Coyla Mae Dehart Jackson was born September 6, 1949 at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, Missouri. . He departed this life August 18, 2017 at his home in Grant City, Missouri. .  

At the age of 17 he joined the United States Army and spent time in Germany and Vietnam.  

In 1970 Buddy married Marilyn Marie Farmer. To this union two sons were born, Kenneth James Farmer and Timothy Marinus Jackson.  

Buddy worked for a time for Herzog of St. Joseph. Later he moved to Grant City and worked at Johnson Controls of Albany as a fabricator. After retiring due to poor health, he spent his remaining years visiting friends and stripping copper wire. He was found Thursday morning, August 18, at home in his chair with wire still in his hands.  

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Hale and Coyla Jackson, two brothers Danny and Michael Jackson.  

He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Farmer of the home and Timothy Jackson of Maryville, Missouiri, 6 grandchildren: Cody, Tyson and Logan Jackson, Dillon, Patience and Trinity Farmer; sister Barbara Hale Jackson of Grant City, other relatives and friends who will miss him.  
Memorial Services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Redding Cemetery, Redding, Iowa. 

Donald Edwin Waldeier
Donald Edwin Waldeier, 84, of Grant City, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in Albany, MO on August 16, 2017. 

Born August 6, 1933, in Worth, Missouri, to Carl and Neva Waldeier, he graduated from Grant City High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956. On April 4, 1958, Don married Ann Hope Schilling in Maryville, MO. Don spent most of his life in Worth County where he logged and farmed with his brother. He was the Hy-Vee Store Manager in Grant City from 1982-1989 before transferring to Mt. Ayr, IA as Store Manager from 1989-1995. He retired from Hy-Vee in 1995 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Grant City #66 Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M of Missouri.

Don is survived by his two children: Cindy (Mark) Rackers, Jefferson City and son, Donnie Waldeier, Grant City; three grandchildren: Kellen (Morgan) Waldeier, Norwalk, IA; Kelsey Wilkinson, Orlando, FL and Drew (Kelsey) Wilkinson, Columbia, MO; and two great-grandchildren: Reegan Kay Waldeier and Leighton Ann Wilkinson. Also surviving are his brother, Lorace (Virginia) Waldeier, Grant City; sisters, Connie (Mike) Eighmy, St. Joseph; Elaine Downing, Sun City, AZ, and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Don was preceded in death by wife, Ann, in March of this year; parents, Carl and Neva Waldeier; infant brother, Duane; infant sister, Delores and brother-in-law, Leslie Norman Downing.

Services: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City, MO with burial immediately following at the Grant City Cemetery. Visitation: 6:00-7:30 p.m., Monday, August 21, 2017, at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Grant City Lodge #66.

Marion Joel "Bud Maudlin
Marion Joel “Bud” Maudlin was born February 24, 1926 to James William Maudlin and Oresta May Coverdell Maudlin. 
 Bud was united in marriage to Gisela Margarete Porges in Bad Wildongen, Germany on October 16, 1948.. She preceded him in death in 1992. 

Bud was born, lived and died on the family century farm north of Grant City. Besides farming his own land he did custom work all over Worth and Gentry counties. “The hardest working man we know!” 

Bud served in the United States Army from 1945-1948. He was a past VFW Commander and member of Farm Bureau. Bud loved a good joke and enjoyed time with family and friends. He loved cooking and giving recipes to his daughters to make for him. He also loved watching birds from his kitchen window, hunting and hosting deer hunters. Children and pets were drawn to him and he was a surrogate dad and grandpa to many of all ages and walks of life. 

Also preceding Bud in death were his parents; 2 sisters: Clida Fletchall and Doris Burns; 6 brothers: John, Volney, Lodus, Willard and infants Billy and Woodrow Vern Maudlin. 

He is survived by 4 children: Charlotte (Byron) Gunsolley of Maryville, Missouri, Billy Maudlin of Brighton, Tennessee, Barbara (Bob) McCully of Redding, Iowa and Rose (Randy) Hiatt of Creston, Iowa; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be 10:30 Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Pastor Len Green will officiate. Interment will be in Grant City Cemetery with Military Rites by V.F.W. Post # 3123. Visitation from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to SSM Hospice designated to Hospice House or memorial of choice. 

Janice Yvonne Flemming
Janice Yvonne Flemming was born June 15, 1936 in Lamar, Colorado to James and Velma (Neiman) Lane. She departed this life August 8, 2017 at Worth County Convalescent Center in Grant City, Missouri at the age of 81 years.

Janice was united in marriage to John Fleming on Christmas Day 1956. They made their home in Colorado and became the parents of four children. After the death of her husband in 1983, Janice moved to Missouri to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Lee Mincy.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John, son Jimmy Fleming, daughter Patricia Mincy, granddaughter Toshia Mincy, brother James Lane, sisters Alverta Scott, Elda Brack, and Doris Walther.  
Janice is survived by her son-in-law and care giver, Lee Mincy, Grant City, Missouri, daughter Yvonne Maynard and husband Dennis, Arvada, Colorado, son Richard Fleming, and wife Laura, Aurora, Colorado, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, sisters Tressie Pitier,  Kansas City, Kansas, Pam Hockett, Farmington, New Mexico , and Esther Brown, Texas.  

Janice was a patient and loving person who was always helpful and kind to others.

She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Memorial Service will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City, Missouri. Inurnment will be at a later date in her beloved mountains beside her husband John and son Jimmy in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Evergreen, Colorado

Charles D. Verbick
Charles Verbick was born December 1, 1966 in Albany, Missouri to Clinton and Alberta (Cox) Verbick. He passed away July 10, 2017 at the age of 50. Charles graduated from Grant City High School in 1985. He was a hand scaper for Northwest Missouri State University. 
Charles was preceded in death by his father, Clinton H. Verbick Jr. He is survived by his two children: Michelle Ann Verbick of Barnard, Missouri and Dustin Charles Verbick of Maryville, Missouri, his mother: Alberta Verbick and brother Clinton Harold Verbick, both of Grant City and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Interment will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Ravenwood, Missouri. Visitation will be 6:30-8:00 P.M. Wednesday.

Rosalie Hart

Rosalie Hart was born April 29, 1937 in Mt. Moriah, Missouri to Charles Ward and Nora Bell (Thomas) Franklin. She passed away July 9, 2017 in Maryville, Missouri at the age of 80. 
     Rosalie was united in marriage to Roland Keith Hart on December 26, 1958. She loved living on the farm, gardening and worked hard canning and providing for her family and enjoyed sewing and embroidery. She was an excellent cook. Some of Keitha’s favorites were her cinnamon rolls, noodles, chocolate upside down cake and pies with meringue. 
     Rosalie was a kind person, always putting others first, she always had a positive comment. She spent much time picking out just the right card and picking out the right wording for each card she sent. She loved her children and grandchildren, Crystal, Carrie, Kara, Christi and her great-grandchildren, they were the sunshine of her life. She 
     Rosalie was preceded in death by her husband Keith, parents: and sister Thelma Jean Frazier. She is survived by 2 children: Donald Wray Hart and wife Sharon of Sheridan, Missouri, Keitha Irene Nance and husband Jim of Maryville, Missouri, grandchildren Crystal Combs and husband Will, Carrie Dannar and husband Brett, Kara Downing and husband Blake and Christi Nance, and 6 great-grandchildren: Kylie and Leah Combs, Carter and Annalyn Dannar and Izzy and Alivia Downing. 

Funeral Services will be 3:00 P.M. Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Interment will be in the Sheridan Cemetery, Vanskyock Addition in Sheridan. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.

Allen Neal Fletchall

Allen Fletchall passed away on July 7, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born July 2, 1926 in Worth County, Missouri. He was the son of Gordon and Mildred (Rowen) Fletchall. 
Allen served in the United States Army during World War 11. He worked most of his life as a heavy equipment operator. 
In 1947, Allen married Venita VanHoutan. To this union 4 children were born: Randy, Marsha, Kevin and Lora. The couple later divorced.
Allen spent his retirement years as an independent equipment operator and working on his acreage in Grant City, Missouri. He enjoyed being outdoors and going to auctions. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Janis Newcomer and Cleta Ahrens, two brothers: Gerald and Jerry Fletchall and one granddaughter: Tonya Fletchall. 
Surviving are his four children, two sisters: Margie Conard and Faye Heintz, brother Kenneth Fletchall, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
Graveside Services and interment will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Knox Cemetery in Worth, Missouri. Visitation from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Monday at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City.  

Angela “Pennie” Collier

Pennie Collier was born October 3, 1953 in Ringgold County, Iowa to Delbert V. and Leora (Todd) Stevens. She passed away on May 29, 2017 at her home in Grant City, Missouri following a courageous battle of a lengthy illness.  

Pennie worked for Johnson Control in Abany, Missouri for over 20 years. She was a dedicated mother. 

Pennie was preceded in death by her parents: and one sister, Rebecca Findley.
She is survived by her brother and caregiver Delbert Stevens Jr. of the home in Grant City, children: Amanda (Rob) Crowder of Sugar Creek, Missouri, and Everett (Patty) Collier of Blue Springs, Missouri; brother Ralph Stevens of Van Wert, Iowa; sister: Barbara Skroh of Osceola, Iowa and 4 grandchildren; Nicholas Perdue, Paige and Wesley Collier and Elizabeth Crowder. 

Memorial Services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. A private inurnment will be at a later date at the Isabelle Cemetery near Allendale, Missouri. 

Jerry Jay Fletchall

Jerry Fletchall, son of Gordon and Mildred (Rowen) Fletchall was born April 12, 1938 in Worth County, Missouri. He died at 8:30 P.M. April 29, 2017 at Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa. 

He graduated from Grant City High School in 1956. He married Bonnie May Deardorff on May 25, 1957. To this union were born: Debra, Max, Carol, Cindy and Karla. 

Jerry and Bonnie resided in Clearfield, Iowa, raising their family. Jerry worked for Ewalt Farms, Spurrier Oil Company and was a self-employed mechanic before his retirement. He was on the Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years serving as Chief for several years. 

He is survived by his wife Bonnie of Clearfield, son Max (Susie) of Clearfield, daughters: Carol Smith of Creston, Iowa, Cindy (Brad) Mattson of Bailey, Colorado, Karla (Rick) Young, also of Creston, son-in-law Danny Booher of Albany, Missouri; grandchildren: Mitch (Hillary) Booher, Laila, Jaylee and Evy of Bethany, Missouri, Jeff (Jamie) Booher, Karsley and Cali of Albany, Missouri, Mike (Carrie) Fletchall, Alex and Charlee of Gravity, Iowa, Matt (Jami) Fletchall, Sophy and Konner of Creston, Keith and Kyrie Smith of Chicago, Illinois, Kierra Smith of Hamilton, Bermuda; Miranda, Chantz, Chase Mattson of Bailey, Colorado, Chism Mattson of Denver, Colorado, Hailey Young of Creston; sisters: Margie Conard of Grant City, Faye Heintz of St. Joseph, Missouri; brothers: Allen and Kenneth Fletchall of Grant City, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Preceding him in death were daughter Debra Booher, grandsons: Jason Lee Hughes and James Lee Booher, parents: Gordon and Mildred Fletchall, brother: Gerald Fletchall; sisters: Janis Newcomer and Cleta Ahrens and parents–in-law, Virgil Sr. and Pearl Deardorff.  

Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Interment will be in the Knox Cemetery in Worth, Missouri. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 P.M. Wednesday May 3, 2017 at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers memorial can be made to the family in care of the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home. 

Norma Jean Green

Norma Jean (Wildt) Green was born in Elm Creek, Nebraska to Hershel Hirum Wildt and Freada Joesphine Lundsford Wildt on November 5, 1931. She departed this life on April 23rd at the Bedford Nursing and Rehab Center in Bedford, Iowa surrounded by her loving family. She started school in Elm Creek, Nebraska and in 1938 her family moved to a farm near Nodaway, Iowa where she attended country school. They later moved to a farm near Blockton, Iowa where she graduated in 1950. Norma attended Northwest Missouri University in 1950-51 earning 60 hours of college credit to be a teacher. She loved teaching at Gay #8 north of Blockton 2 years and later at Nodaway Frog Pond Gay #4 country schools. Years later she was invited to a school reunion of her country school students. She was queen for a day.

On February 7, 1954 she was united in marriage to Gerald William Green and they made their home on a farm west of Athelstan, Iowa. To this union 3 children were born, Jerry, Sherry and Terry. In later years they became licensed foster parents. The door was always open and many nieces and nephews spent many summer hours at their house where there were many special memories made. 

Norma loved to sew and many family members wore the clothes she made including many red cowboy shirts with white fringe. Also many cowboy shirts for parades along with assorted wedding attire and prom dresses. She passed that love on to her daughter and other young ladies by teaching sewing as a 4-H leader. She also taught cooking classes as a 4-H leader and later taught Sherry how to make her famous raspberry jam along with her crabapple and apple butter. When she started having grandchildren and great-grandchildren they received many of her homemade clothes, blankets, and afghans. She loved crocheting bead socks. Another specialty was giving home permanents. Many Sunday afternoons were spent with various family members getting perms.

When her children were older she returned to her love of helping children learn as a teachers aide and substitute teachers with the Sheridan and Worth County schools. Upon retirement she became a full-time go-fer, helping move from field to field, going for parts and taking lunches to the field. Her crocheting was the main stay in the truck as she never knew how long she would be at the field with her guys. 

Norma was a member of the Blockton Christian Church. 

She was preceded in death by her son Jerry; brother Robert; parents: Hershel and Freada; in-laws; Jacob and Neva Green; brothers-in-law Buddy White, Leland Loghry, Donald Green and Dick Green; sister-in-law Roberta Green.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Gerald of 63 years; daughter Sherry Skinner; son Terry (Lori) Green; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; brother Laverne Wildt; sisters-in-law Irene White, Evelyn Loghry, Joanne Green; brothers-in-law Junior (Marvel) Green, Norman (Barb) Green, Gordon Green, many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Her smile and generous ways will live in our hearts forever. 

Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Blockton Christian Church. Interment will be in the Athelstan Cemetery near Blockton. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City.

Donna Marie Thompson

Donna Marie Thompson, 83, LaVerne, California died Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Pamona Valley Hospital in Pamona, California.

She was born March 4, 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to John and Mary Groff. 

Donna was united in marriage on June 25, 1973 to Gene Thompson. She, Gene and family moved to Baldwin Park, California in 1978 where she lived until Gene’s passing in 2007. Donna moved to Germantown, Wisconsin for 2 years, then moved back to LaVerne, California. She worked for McDonnel Douglas for 11 years and retired in 1996.

Surviving are her children: John Runke and wife Debbie of Joplin, Missouri, Steve Runke of Union Grove, Wisconsin, Bob Ratajczyk and wife Corinna of Tuscon, Arizona, Tom Ratajczyk and wife Joanne of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dan Ratajczyk of Fontana, California, Lisa Colby and husband Chris of Germantown, Wisconsin, Kerry Griego and husband Jon of LaVerne, California, 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and sister, her husband Gene in 2007 and her daughter Theresa in 2002.

Donna fought a courageous battle with cancer for 2 years. She will be sadly missed by family, friends, relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Interment in Kirk Cemetery in Allendale, Missouri. Visitation one hour prior to service.

Dorothy Jane Fountain
Born January 26, 1932
Died April 22, 2017

Dorothy was the seventh of nine children born to James and Ella (Roach) Thurman near Hatfield, MO on January 26 1932. She got her name from her two older sisters. Pearl, age 11, who was reading the book “The Wizard of Oz”, and Viola, age 6, who was learning to read the book “Dick and Jane”. She was a beautiful but shy young lady. As a teenager she was a baby sitter to nieces, nephews and various neighbors in the area. At the age of seventeen she worked at Big Smith’s Blue Jean Factory in St. Joseph, Missouri.

She was united in marriage to Kenneth Fountain on June 8, 1950 in Grant City, MO by justice of the peace, Judge Kibbe. Unto this union five children were born; Danny, Wesley, Stephen, Becky and Billy. In addition, throughout many stages of her life, she would also take care of various nieces and nephews for extended periods of time. She lived in the Northwest Missouri region most of her life.

When the three older boys were younger Kenneth worked in St. Joseph during the week. Dorothy stayed behind on the farm where she grew a garden, raised chickens and milked cows. In addition, she hunted squirrel to put meat on the table. Years later when Becky was an infant, Dorothy’s cow milking days ended when she slipped and fell while breaking ice for the cows and broke her arm. They made the decision to sell the milk cows. Eventually the family settled on the current farm in 1967.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents: James and Ella; her husband, Kenneth; son, Stephen; sisters: Pearl Morrison, Viola Knight and Maxine Burton; brothers: Archie, Paul, Marion, John and David.

Her family was everything to her. She was a loving wife, mother, aunt, mother-in-law and grandmother. She befriended almost anyone who walked through her door. Dorothy could not pass up a garage sale. She always found a spot in her home for a pretty bowl or an unusual clock. Another passion she had was cooking. No matter if it crawled, walked, flew or swam, if it could be caught she would cook it. She cooked three meals a day. Many came at dinner or supper time, knowing that they would be fed an amazing meal. In Dorothy’s home no one would go away hungry.

Her pride and joy was her grandchildren and their husbands: Karen and Adam Grimes and Lindsey and Travis Claycomb. She thought the world of her son-in-law Kirby Landes. She enjoyed the special bond and never lost touch of her former daughter-in-law Rose Hunt. She welcomed the company of daughter-in-law Jane, step-grandchildren: Scott, Ronald, Ray, Hallah and Joshua and step-great grandchildren: Nathan, Rachelle, Tyler, Tristen and Sarai, Micah and Zephaniah, and two step-great-great-grandchildren: Alivia Nicole and Amerah Rose.

Dorothy’s easy going personality made it easy to talk and confide in her. No matter what age (young or old) or nationality, when you came to Dorothy’s you got a fresh cup of coffee, wonderful meal or dessert, and usually a funny story. Although her life ended on this earth, her real life began when she met her Lord on April 22.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Interment will be in the Kirk Cemetery in Allendale, Missouri. Visitation one hour prior to service.

Mary Jo Guard

Mary Jo Guard was born February 9, 1937 in Maryville, Missouri. She passed away April 21, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri at age of 80. 

Mary Jo was united in marriage to Ed Guard on April 28, 1964 in Bremen, Indiana. 
She enjoyed helping Ed in his cabinet shop in Grant City. She loved her dogs, you would see her in the yard playing with them and taking them for walks. Ed preceded her in death in 2010. 

Also preceding Mary Jo in death were her parents: Philip and Mildred (Boedeker) Kerwin and sister-in-law Arda Kerwin. 

She is survived by brothers: Martin Kerwin of Ravenwood, Missouri, Robert (Pat) Kerwin of Houston, Texas and James (Carol Ann) Kerwin of Grant City, Missouri and nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Interment will be in the Grant City Cemetery. 

Patsy Jo (Pat) Hoech Mercer

Patsy Jo (Pat) Hoech Mercer, 82, was born February 11, 1935 in Warren County, MO and passed away April 19, 2017 at Mosaic Hospital in St. Joseph, MO.

She was the daughter of Howard Harry Hoech and Kathryn Walker Lovelace.

She graduated from Warrenton High School in 1953. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1957 with a BS degree majoring in Vocational Home Economics Education. 

August 18, 1957 she married Marvin Lee Mercer in Warrenton, Missouri. To this union three sons and one daughter were born. 

Pat is survived by her husband Marvin, sons, Richard Mercer of Blockton, IA, David (Nancy) Mercer of Lee’s Summit, MO, Kent Mercer of Claycomo, MO and daughter Anita (Mike) Henggeler of Ravenwood. 

Also surviving are five grandchildren, Kari Mercer of Lee’s Summit, MO, Kevin and Jordon Mercer of Kansas City, MO, Alyssa Mercer of Camdenton, MO, Jessica (Anthony) Simpson of Maryville, MO and Jason Henggeler of Ravenwood, MO. 

Pat taught Home Economics for a short time at Prairie Home, Missouri before she spent many years as a 4H leader and later as Youth Education Assistant for University of Missouri Extension Service in Worth County in charge of the 4H programs for several years as well.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing, camping and nearly always with a smile and few complaints even with the pain she endured in later years. Pat always enjoyed visiting with friends she worked with and was in the Jolly Janes Extension Club until her death. 

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Grant City, MO and was active in many activities including church secretary, pianist, UMW and several other activities there during her life. 

Visitation will be held Sunday, from 4-6 PM at the funeral home. 

Services will be held on Monday, April 24th at 10:00 AM at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City. 

Burial will be at the Grant City Cemetery following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Grant City and sent to the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, 200 S. Front Street, Grant City, MO 64456

Lane Michael McDonald

Lane Michael McDonald was born August 22, 2014 in Maryville, Missouri. He passed away April 18, 2017 in Grant City, Missouri. 

Lane Michael was the most spirited little guy in the world. Everywhere he went he always made some kind of lasting impression or a new friend. He had the most beautiful smile and contagious laugh. 

He loved running. His favorite thing to do was to feed cows at the farm with his mom. He loved helping his grandma and tractor rides with his grandpa. He was a very smart little boy and could do anything he put his mind to. Lane loved his brother and sisters, mom and Big Daddy Warren more than anything in the world. 
“I love you Lane Michael”.

Surviving are his mom, Danelle Head, step-dad, Warren Davis, father, Joe McDonald, grandparents: Jane and Rich Wolf, Mickey Davis, Tammy Head, Clayton and Kathy McDonald, great-grandparents, Thelma Head, Ron & Peggie Wolf, brothers, Jace Cousatte and Clayton McDonald, sisters, Lanie and Autumn Cousette, uncles: Merle Head, Daniel Wolf, David Perssons, Jason Head, Ryan Hannon, John Walls, Chuck Rholf, Nathan and Brian McDonald, aunts; Jamie Jackson, Sam Perssons, Jean Hannon, Sandy Blosser, Jackie Rholf, Karla Walls and Michelle McDonald and many many cousins. 

Preceding Lane in death were grandpa Merle Gene Head; great-grandparents, Doris & Jim Allmaras, aunts, Leona Walls and Cindy Boudreaux, and uncle, Jermiah Johnson.

Daddy Joe and family will love and miss you forever.

Memorial services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to service time.

James Marion Smith 

Jim passed away at the age of 93 years at his home in Grant City, MO, the son of Thomas and Roxie (Shields) Smith.
He enlisted in the Marines on November 6, 1942. He served during World War 11 and received an honorable discharge on December 12, 1945.
He married Arlene Summers on March 25, 1946. To this union two sons were born. Jim and Arlene lived in numerous places but settled in Grant City for most of their lives.
He had a Sewing machine business on the square in Grant City. He went into construction working in the asphalt plant. Later he started his own business of insulating and painting homes. 
Jim loved to fish, hunt and read Western books.
He was a member of the Baptist Church and had accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
Preceding him in death were his parents; twin siblings Bill Smith and Betty Trimbolt; infant grandsons James and Phillip Smith.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, sons Wayne (Norma) of Albany; Dean (Janell) of Grant City. Seven grandchildren; Tina (Jason) Allen of Albany; Tracy Smith of Grant City; Angie (Larry) Janssen of Albany, Mike (Mandi) Smith of Albany, Valeri (Shannon) Mumford of Gower, MO, Jimmy (Teasha) Smith of Albany, Kandy (Jason “Dink”) Abplanalp of Worh, 20 great-grandchildren, Kendra (Christian) Lewis, Alyssa (Brandon) Barry, Andrew, Andrea, & Jaron Allen, Dallas Monticue, Kendall Miller, Kaleigh, Hailey & Madisyn Janssen, Chloe & Graci Smith, Jasmine, Maverick & Harper Mumford, Kennleigh, Kadence & Kohen Smith, Wyatt & Lance Abplanalp; and 2 great-great-grandson, Mathew Lewis and Rylan Siddens.

Funeral Services were held at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:00. Visitation at 1. Interment in Grant City Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Worth County Fire Department. 

Buford Gene Weddle
Buford Gene Weddle was born November 25, 1929 in Allendale, MO and died April 2, 2017 at his home in Maryville, MO. He was 87 years old.
Buford leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Wilberta (Sutherland) Weddle, three sons and two daughters—Alfred Mabbitt (Carol), Kansas City, MO; Lanny Weddle (Lynnette), Walden, CO; Joy Weddle, Parker, CO; Brenda Lewis (David), Ravenwood, MO; Clint Weddle (Shelly), Maryville, MO—a brother, Dean Weddle (Marie),Allendale, MO; and a sister, Ila Callaway, Red Oak, IA. Another brother, Ival Weddle, is deceased.
Buford was the son of Rufus Pleasant Weddle and Opal (Campbell) Weddle. He was raised with his siblings and a host of cousins during the Great Depression in the Nation, an area of Worth County, MO northeast of Allendale. He married Wilberta Sutherland, in Grant City, MO, on June 9, 1951. After serving in the Army during the Korean Conflict, he returned to Worth County and owned and operated a service station in Grant City. He eventually moved his wife and growing family to Kansas City, where he served first as manager of an auto parts store and then service manager of Farmland Industries’ flagship Co-op Station in North Kanas City, MO. In 1979, Buford returned to the rural environs he loved, this time to a small farm in Nodaway County, MO. He worked for Energizer Battery Company in Maryville for 12 years, retiring in December, 1991. He and his wife Wilberta moved to rural Ravenwood, MO in 1998, where he helped his son-in-law farm for several years. In 2015, Buford and Wilberta moved to The Villas at the Summit II in Maryville, where he lived out his final days. He was a member of the Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville.
Buford loved music. He sang tenor and played the mandolin and harmonica by ear like nobody’s business. He was a great dancer and fantastic roller skater—he met his future wife at the skating rink in Mount Ayr, IA. He loved to take his family camping and fishing. He always had a huge garden in his backyard in Kansas City, keeping his rural roots alive. He invested much time and a good part of his soul in the Weddle Reunion and the Weddle Campground outside Allendale. His family was his pride and joy.
Additional survivors include six grandchildren—Larry Mabbitt, Grandview, MO; Gary Mabbitt (Lisa), Sun City, AZ; Randa Becket (Patrick), Aurora, CO; Zachary Robertson, Fairplay, CO; Cameron Weddle (Laci), Milaca, MN; and Caleb Weddle, Laramie, WY. He considered Brenda’s godchildren as his grandchildren as well—Austin Moddrell, Maryville; Chloe Moddrell and Claire Moddrell, Independence, MO. In addition, he has six great-grandchildren—Paige Mabbitt, Natalie Mabbitt, and Jenna Mabbitt, all of Sun City, AZ; Felicity Beckett and Tristan Beckett of Aurora, CO; and Newton Weddle of Milaca, MN. He leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. 
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, also at Prugh-Dunfee. Interment will be at the Kirk Cemetery in Allendale.
Memorial donations may be made to SSM Hospice in Maryville, MO, the Kirk Cemetery, or to the Weddle Reunion, Inc.

Wilma Frances Moutray 
Wilma Moutray was born August 2, 1923 in Worth County, Missouri to Wilbur and Jessie (Powers) Black. She passed away March 26, 2017 in Council Bluffs, Iowa at the age of 93. Wilma was married to Dale Moutray. He preceded her in death. Wilma worked for Holland & Sons Oil Company as a bookkeeper. She loved people and especially kids. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting. 
She was also preceded in death by daughter Sandra Moutray, parents, 3 brothers: Austin, Verlin and Willis Black; and 4 sisters: Pearl Dunlap, Gertrude Hollingsworth, Edith Cole and Mabel Krugh. She is survived by daughter Jackie Moutray of Council Bluff, Iowa; 1 grandson; 3 great-grandchildchildren; and 2 sisters: Alice Henggler of Raytown, Missouri and Betsy Pacini of Manteca, California. 

Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Interment will be in the Oxford Cemetery near Parnell, Missouri. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to service time. 

Helen June (King) Dye
Helen June Dye, 89 of Glendale, Arizona passed away March 22, 2017. She was born February 11, 1928 in Grant City, Missouri. June was a Grant City High School graduate and attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College. She worked for Worth County Division of Family Services for 42 years, retiring in 1988. She married Harold Dye on April 5, 1947. They had one daughter, Carol Ann Mullen. He preceded her in death in 2006. Surviving are daughter Carol Mullen of the home, granddaughter, Diana Dye of Liberty, Missouri, great-grandson, Jesse Starke, great-granddaughters, Brittney and Hayley Starke, all of Glendale Arizona, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and other close family, Jason Starke and Brashae Starke.

There will be no visitation or service. Private burial will be in the Honey Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. 

Ann Hope (Schilling) Waldeier
Ann Hope (Schilling) Waldeier, 80, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at her home in Grant City, MO on March 25, 2017. 
Born October 3, 1936, in Wichita, Kansas, to Leo Edward and Ina Madge Schilling, she graduated from Grant City High School in 1954 and Northwest Missouri State College with a degree in Vocational Home Economics in 1958. She taught at Martinsville, Sheridan and Grant City for 30 years. She loved to substitute teach in Grant City and Mt. Ayr, IA after her retirement in 1989.
On April 4, 1958, Ann married Don Waldeier in Maryville, MO. He survives of the home. Additional survivors include her two children: daughter, Cindy (Mark) Rackers, Jefferson City and son, Donnie Waldeier, Grant City; three grandchildren: Kellen (Morgan) Waldeier, Norwalk, IA; Kelsey Wilkinson, Orlando, FL and Drew (Kelsey) Wilkinson, Columbia, MO; and two great-grandchildren: Reegan Kay Waldeier and Leighton Ann Wilkinson. Also surviving are in-laws, Lorace (Virginia) Waldeier; Connie (Mike) Eighmy; Elaine Downing and first cousin, Rose Elaine (Schilling) Long.   
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Ina Schilling; brothers and spouses, Dan and Don Schilling; sister, Kay Perks and brother-in-law, Leslie Norman Downing.  
Services: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City, MO with burial immediately following at the Grant City Cemetery.
Visitation: 6:00-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home. 
Memorial contributions can be made to the Worth County Education Foundation, 510 East Avenue, Grant City, MO 64456.

Sandra Sue (Hass) Findley was brought into the world on October 11, 1950 to Lester (Sonny) and Bernice Hass in Grant City, Missouri. She passed from this life on March 22, 2017 peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Northwest Medical Center in Albany, Missouri.  
Sandy was united in marriage to David Findley on October 12, 1979.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend and caregiver. She enjoyed gardening, hunting, the beach and spending time with her family.  
Sandy is preceded in death by her parents, Lester (Sonny) and Bernice Hass, grandson Rylie Findley, father-in-law Richard (Dick) Findley, and niece April Lawyer.  
Surviving are her husband David Findley of the home, son Joey Findley and his wife Lisa ,St. Joseph, son Casey Findley, Grapevine, Texas, daughter Melody Findley, Grant City, grandson Clayton Loubey, St. Joseph, mother-in-law Delores Findley, Albany, sister Rose (Larry) Vance, Maryville, niece Rosemary (Kirby) Steins, Conception Junction, and niece Kim Trease, Maryville.  
Memorial Services will be 7:00 P.M. Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City with visitation one hour prior to service. No scheduled inurnment at this time. 

Robert Earl Lang
Robert Earl Lang was born April 14, 1933 to Charles and Georgia (Bryant) Lang in Sheridan, Missouri. He passed away on March 21, 2017 at the Pine View Manor in Stanberry, Missouri at the age of 83. 
Robert worked for the railroad as a railroad tie layer. He also worked for MFA. . Left to cherish his memory are 3 daughters: Margaret Stevens of Bedford, Iowa, Norma Lang of Black Creek, Florida, Mary Kilpatrick of Quincy, Washington, son: Ben Lang of Worth, Missouri, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Robert will be missed by all who knew and love him.

Funeral Services will be 2:30 P.M. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery near Grant City. Open visitation anytime after noon Thursday, March 23, 2017. 

Rita Kay Olney
Rita Kay Olney passed away in her home surrounded by her family Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Rita was born September 18, 1946 to Bervin and Dorthe James in Worth, MO. She graduated from Worth County High School in 1964. After graduation, she worked at Grolier in Kansas City, MO. She returned home and married Cleo Duane Olney, “Doey”, on March 22, 1969. To their union, three daughters; Tracy, Melissa, and Amanda were born. Family was very important to Rita and she hosted many family dinners and birthday parties. She was a wonderful cook, and would always make sure that nobody left with an empty stomach, and that everyone had their favorite treats for special occasions. She was a nurturer and a caretaker; she could always make you feel better although, most of the time, all it took was a flash of her gorgeous smile. She possessed a one-of-a-kind sense of humor that could make anyone laugh.  
 Rita loved spending time at the family farm with her husband, sister, and beloved pet Minnie. She loved animals but Minnie held an extra special place in her heart. She enjoyed gardening and did a lot of canning. She also loved to cheer on some of her favorite basketball teams which include: ’82-’83 Worth County Boys’ team, Iowa State, NWMSU, Baylor, Iowa, Northern Iowa, Texas and Missouri. She also enjoyed reading mystery novels and completing puzzles. 
 Rita was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents Lewis and Ruth Canaday and A.S and Elizabeth James; sister, Patty; and Minnie. Rita is survived by her husband, Duane; daughters, Tracy (Jim) Meyer of Sioux City, IA; Melissa (Felix) Torres of Hayes, VA; Amanda (Donnie) Spencer of Grant City, MO; sister, Betty James of Blue Springs, MO; brothers, Roy (Donnetta) James and Randy (Joni) James of Grant City, MO; granddaughters, Nicole, Holly, Angela, Tanya, Nia, Maya, Jaeda and Emma; step-grandchildren, Zach, Spencer, Devan and Dominic; and great-grandchildren, Noah and Kaden; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. She will always remain admired for the devotion she displayed to her family. She will forever be held in our hearts and will be dearly missed.
A memorial service will be held at the Prugh-Dunfee funeral home in Grant City on Saturday, March 4th at 11:00 AM. Family will be present 1 hour before the service.

John D. Hill

John Douglas Hill, 63, Martinsville, passed away February 18, 2017, at Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City.

He was born December 31, 1953, the son of John and Donna (Jones) Hill. A lifelong resident of Harrison County, he raised cattle and hay.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include a sister, Connie (Fred) Nail and a brother Timothy Hill, both of Martinsville; nephew Brad (Angie) Nail of Eagleville; great niece and nephew Brayden and Andi Nail; special friend Mike Bolton and a host of other family and friends.

He was baptized and came to know the Lord at Allendale Baptist Church.

Funeral services are 2 pm Tuesday, February 21 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Isabelle Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Isabelle Cemetery.

Cloyd Eugene Richardson

Cloyd Eugene Richardson was born December 19, 1928 in Hatfield, Missouri to Harry Cecil and Lola Jane (Thompson) Richardson. He passed away February 14, 2017 at Crestview Nursing Home in Bethany, Missouri at the age of 88.

Cloyd married Wanda Ann Findley on June 23, 1950 in Jamesport, Missouri. To this union 5 children were born. She preceded him in death on October 27, 1995. 

On May 2, 1998 Cloyd was married to Mae (Cogdill) Newman. She preceded him on October 25, 2009. 
Cloyd farmed in Northwest Missouri. He was a member of the Allendale Baptist Church. 

Also preceding him in death were 2 infant daughters: Brenda Diane and Glenda Joy; infant son: Barry Duane; his parents; and brother: Marvin Richardson.

Surviving are daughter Linda Lee Eivins of Blythdale, Missouri; son Garry Eugene Richardson of Hatfield, Missouri; 1 granddaughter: Joely Diane (Matt) Francis and 4 great-grandchildren: Ethan, Caleb, Brianne, and Aiden, all of Greenwood, Indiana, and sister-in-law Helen Skroh of Osceola, Iowa.  

Cloyd will be sadly missed by family and friends. 

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Pastor Darrell Darby will officiate. Interment will be in the Kirk Cemetery near Allendale, Missouri. Visitation will be 10:00 A.M. to service time. Memorials may be made to Allendale Baptist Church Building Fund or Kirk Cemetery.

Shirley Joan Mullock

Joan Mullock, 78 passed away Wednesday morning January 25th, 2017 at the Maryville Living Center, Maryville, MO.

Joan was born July 7, 1938 to Leslie Arch and Hester Pauline Weigart in Sacramento, California. She graduated from Grant City High School in 1956 and married Burl Eldon Mullock June 10, 1956. They resided in Frankfurt, Germany until Burl’s military tour of duty was completed. They then moved to the family farm, east of Parnell where she was a lifelong homemaker.  

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years in 2014 and her granddaughter, Traci Mullock.

She is survived by her 4 children; Steve (Joni) Mullock of Ravenwood, MO; Kathy (Mike) Brand of Ravenwood, MO; Jerry (Elaine) Mullock of Grant City, MO and Don (Barb) Mullock of Parnell, MO; 13 grandchildren, Tara, Brandi, Brigett, Tina, Andrew, Bob, Laura, Alex, Eli, Michael, Jonathan, Katie, and T.J.; 14 great-grandchildren; Preston, Levi, Bailey, Bria, Blayne, Iliya, Thayer, Hayes, Ryker, Jace, Ian, Lily, Matthew, and Claire; and brother Harley Weigart of St. Joseph, MO.

She was an active member of the Parnell United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing, reading, cake decorating and time with her family and friends. Joan and Burl enjoyed many of the last winter years with their family of friends in “The Grove”, San Juan, Texas.  

Visitation will be held Friday, January 27 from 6-8 P.M. at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, MO. Celebration of Life services will take place at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, January 28 with final resting place in the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford, MO. Donations may be made to the Parnell United Methodist Church or to the Oxford Cemetery. 

Shirley Anne Allee

Shirley Anne (Thompson) Allee (79) was called home, surrounded by her children and husband, on January 14, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.

Shirley was born at home in Parnell, Missouri, to Wayne Harvey and Wilma Mae (Hammond) Thompson on March 5,1937 . Shirley grew up and attended school in Parnell until the age of 15 when a young man was driving by her home, saw her in the yard, and decided to marry her.

On March 15,1952, Shirley was united in marriage to Doy Edmond Allee. To this union, four children were born. Shirley and Doy lived in the Plattesdale school house for a few years before moving to Nebraska with three small children where they lived in a stock trailer, while Doy trained horses at various racetracks. Shirley enjoyed being a homemaker during these nomad years. They later moved back to the Sheridan area where Shirley continued to run the home and received her GED before going to work as a secretary for Sur-Gro where she retired after 15+ years. 

Aside from her family, Shirley had many hobbies. She and Doy were members of the Sheridan Saddle Club, enjoyed going to rodeos, going on trail rides, and “camping with cows”. They were also active members in the churches they attended through the years. They loved to play cards with their good friends, the Cooks and Wilkersons. Possibly one of Shirley’s greatest loves was playing the piano, which she did even after her cancer diagnosis in 2006. It was not uncommon to see Shirley and Doy, along with the Fishers, playing at any area music show, the Senior Center, in church, or at The Nation. A talent and love that was enjoyed by so many.

Preceding Shirley in death were her parents; grandson, Travis Wayne Allee; brothers-in-law: Bill Peterson, Carl Coffey, and Jay Sanders; and great-grandsons Parker Aaron Allee and Ryder William Rush.

Shirley is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Doy, of the WCCC; Children: Edmond Wayne (Neva) of Diagonal, IA; Pamela Sue (Larry) Shore of Clarinda, IA; Douglas Lee (Ruby) of Sheridan, MO; and Lisa Anne (Robert) Reidlinger of Clyde, MO; Sisters: Joyce Coffey of St. Joseph, MO, and Bonnie Sanders of Maryville, MO; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. 

Visitation will be held at Prugh Dunfee Funeral Home Tuesday, January 17 at 5:00-7:00. Services will be at Prugh Dunfee Funeral Home Wednesday, January 18, at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Sheridan Cemetery or SSM Hospice.

Mary Louise Hunt McCormick

Mary Lou was born at home to George and Ruth Orilla (Ewing) Hunt in Worth County, Missouri on May 7, 1932. She lived a challenging and troubled life in a variety of locales but was eventually brought home to Orilla’s Way Assisted Living in Grant City by Steve and Ramona Goff who provided loving care for her for a number of years until she moved to Clearview Home in Mt. Ayr to be near her brother and sister in 2014.

Mary Lou was always appreciative of the help and care she received, particularly by Steve and Ramona Goff at Orilla’s Way and the wonderful staff at Clearview Home. Mary Lou loved singing and dancing and music in general, particularly Elvis Presley who she once met. She always had great affection for her caregivers and Dr.s, particularly Dr. Pepper.

Mary Lou had a deep and abiding faith in her Lord Jesus, and wherever she lived, kept symbols and pictures nearby to remind her of his ever presence. She passed from this life under a picture representing Him.

Mary Lou was married to Richard Clasen and later Ed McCormick. She had four children, Ronald Clasen, Deborah Niemi, Carol Ann Frazier and Sharon Leon. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Carol Ann, and infant son, her sisters Ruth Euritt and Marilyn Simpson, and her brothers Alan, Elvis, Maurice “Jake” and Amon Hunt. She is survived by her sister Estelle Hall of Mt. Ayr and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. She will be missed. Mary Lou did the best she was able. 

Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri with visitation one hour prior to service. Pastor Len Green will officiate. Interment will be in Middlefork Cemetery near Redding, Iowa.

Tyler Lane "Maynard" Miller

Tyler Lane “Maynard” Miller, age 34 of Allendale was born on March 20, 1982 to Galen “Joker” Miller and Vickie (Robertson) Miller. He passed away from this life on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Albany Hospital after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.

A friend to anyone who knew him, he was always quick to offer words of wisdom and wit, especially gifted with movie quotes. Maynard has always had a warm heart and strong religious beliefs, even from a young age. He was self-employed at MM Graphics of Grant City where he enjoyed designing T-shirts, logos, and signs for businesses and groups near and far. He was actively involved in the Masonic Lodge. On Saturday nights in the winter months, you find him playing pool and sharing stories with friends at the Allendale Poolhall, where he resided. Mechanical challenges were his specialty, whether it be restoring his father’s 1965 Plymouth Fury, competing with his race car “The Pink Panther” or racing 4-wheelers with friends. Always having a love for playing cards, he has been quoted “You have to play the hand that God has dealt us.”

Maynard is survived by his mother – Vickie, of the home, sister – Amber Hart (Gary), of Sheridan, nephew- Benjamin Hart and niece Emma Hart, Aunts – Mary Kay Lambert (Keith) of Allendale, MO; Diana Baker (Albert) of St. Joseph, MO, Uncles – Bill Robertson (Brenda) of Chelsea, AL; Roger Robertson (Charlene) of Grant City, MO; Emory Robertson (Sheryl) of Lamoni, IA. He is also survived by several cousins as well as numerous close friends who have come to be know as “The Boys” and are considered a part of the family. 

He was preceded in death by his father – Galen (Joker) Miller, grandparents – Woodrow and Trula Robertson; Ralph and Jeanette Miller.

Funeral Services are Tuesday, January 10 at 2 pm at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City with graveside following at Lotts Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, January 9 from 5-7.

John Raymond Hargrave

John Raymond Hargrave, born April 26, 1971, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Brian Johnson and Lela Patricia Brown Parker, died suddenly on November 7, 2016, at Northwest Medical Center in Albany, Missouri.

John graduated from High School in Bellflower, California, in 1989, and dedicated many years to helping others after disasters struck their communities, spending in time Kauia following Hurricane Iniki, as well as many others.

On October 1, 1999, John married Lisa Mae Hunt in Bay Minnette, Alabama, and, to this union, two sons were born: Ian Alexander and Jarrett Rhys.

Following Lisa’s retirement from the U.S. Navy in 2000, the Hargraves made their home in Grant City, where John practiced beekeeping, carpentry, was an avid hunter and enjoyed canoeing and kayaking, all while raising his sons and enjoying life to the fullest. John also found friendship with Lisa’s two sons, Zackery and Thomas Bayhan, and they had many fun adventures together.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa, of the home; two sons: Ian and Jarrett; two stepsons: Zackery and Thomas; grandson, Seth Bayhan; mother, Lela “Pat” Parker; sister, Kim Russell and husband, Mark, of Phoenix; two nieces, and a host of friends, both two legged and four.

Services were held on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, with Pastor Bendi Burgin officiating. A private inurnment will be at a later date.

McKenzie Ann Deardorff

McKenzie Ann Deardorff was born October 31, 2006 in Maryville, Missouri to Tom and Stormy Deardorff. She passed away October 25, 2016 at the Northwest Medical Center in Albany, Missouri at the age of 9. 

McKenzie, known as monkey and pumpkin, attended Worth County R111 School and was in 4th grade and loved it. She loved to play with her brothers and sister, riding her bike and playing outside. She loved to ride in the tractors and combines with her dad and his coworkers. McKenzie also enjoyed her time attending the Grant City Christian Church and Girl Scouts. She loved everyone she met. 

McKenzie is survived by her mom and dad, Stormy and Tom Deardorff, brothers, Austin and Dale and sister Heather, all of the home in Grant City. She is also survived by maternal grandma Julie Straight and fiancé Sam Schneider of Worth, Missouri; maternal grandpa Mike Straight and fiancé Kathleen Goines of Villisca, Iowa, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

She was preceded in death by paternal grandmother Leslie Deardorff; maternal great-grandparents; Melvin and Olive Hubbard, maternal great-grandfather Willard Straight and maternal great-great-grandparents, Nobel and Mardell Straight. 

McKenzie will be missed by all her family and many friends. 

Funeral Services were 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Pastor Dirk Buffington officiated. Interment was in the Barnes Cemetery in Worth, Missouri. 

Wilma Maxine Surplus

Wilma Maxine Surplus, 94, daughter of Floyd and Letha Pierson Foster, was born January 7, 1922 in Hopkins, Missouri. She departed this life October 19, 2016 in Maryville, Missouri.  

Maxine lived in and around Sheridan most of her life. She was a member of the Sheridan Christian Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She later moved to Maryville, where she worked for a time at Northwest Missouri State University.  

Maxine married Arthur Ray in 1939 and they had one son Larry who is deceased.  Arthur passed away in 1945. She later married John Elby Surplus and they had one daughter Marylin Derks of Maryville, Mo. Elby passed away in 1971.   

In addition to her husbands, Maxine was also preceded by parents Floyd and Letha Foster, son Larry Ray, grandsons Brad Ray and Darren Derks, son in law Ted Derks, brothers Lloyd Franklin and Donald Foster, sisters Opal Wilder, Eleanor Steinman, Dorothy Nelson, and Luella Norman.

Surviving are daughter, Marylin Derks of Maryville, Missouri, daughter-in-law, Patricia Ray of Sheridan, Missouri, grandchildren; Darla Black, Kevin Ray, and Marsha Ray, great grandchildren Jonathan Black, Shelbie Wideman, Jadyn Black, Madison Lager, Krysta Lager, Madison Derks, and Anthony Ray, sister Marian Rowe of Sheridan, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.  

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Christian Church in Sheridan, Missouri. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to service time.  Interment will be in the Luteston Cemetery, Sheridan, Missouri.      

Arrangements are under the direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City, MO.

Justin Michael Jacobson

Justin Michael Jacobson went to be with Jesus on October 16, 2016, surrounded by family and a phenomenal staff at Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

He was born February 13, 1973 in Boone, Iowa. He grew up in Clearfield Iowa and graduated from Diagonal High School in 1991. Justin was a proud member of the Diagonal Maroons playing sports and in the band. His true passion was playing basketball where he helped his team make it to state in 1989 and 1991.

 In 1991 Justin spent several months recovering from an automobile accident. During his recovery he found his Lord and Savior. He made a decision to further his faith by attending and graduating from Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Justin’s greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. He was an avid sports fan, very knowledgeable in sports trivia. He loved watching the San Francisco Giants but his biggest passion was for the Pittsburgh Steelers! When he wasn’t cheering on the Steelers he was shooting pool with friends at Big Dogs in Des Moines. A true competitor Justin loved playing games and winning every time (One Way or Another!!)

Surviving are parents Dick and Deb Stewart of Creston, Iowa and Mick and Sue Jacobson of Boone, Iowa. Fiancé Jennifer Conner of Ankeny, Iowa, daughters Kayla and Jimmie of Conway, Arkansas, brothers, Anthony Stewart (friend Tiffany) of Ankeny, and Riley (Michele) Jacobson of Boone, sisters, Heidi (Aaron) Acela of Urbandale, Iowa, Laci (Jamie) Buffington of Lorimor, Iowa, nieces and nephews Kyli, Hunter, Emma, Mallory, Tanner, Halle, Fischer, Reese, Kaelee, Nolan and Maddox, grandma Opal Neese of Creston, numerous aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. 

Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Abundant Life Family Church, 500 South Birch Street, Creston, Iowa. Officiating the services will be Pastor Doug Brunell. Visitation will be at 1:00 pm until service time. 

Arrangements are under direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home of Grant City, Missouri.

Frank Downey

Frank Alva Downy was born July 28, 1937 in Sandy River, Oregon to George and Deva (Miller) Downey. He passed away October 9, 2016 at the Worth County Convalescent Center in Grant City, Missouri at the age of 79.

Frank married Merna Beers on June 30, 1979. They farmed near Grant City. She survives of the home in Grant City.  Also surviving step children: Dan Stark of Leon, Iowa, Richard Stark of Casper, Wyoming; 2 step grandchildren; Cody and Stacy, and 2 step great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Myrlin Downey and sister Kathyrn Ruth Johnson. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri.

Gladys “Marie” Campbell

Gladys “Marie” Campbell was received into the precious hands of Jesus on September 12, 2016. Marie was born July 20, 1941 to Jesse and Lucy (Barnhart) Roach in Allendale, Missouri. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Edna Baker and Betty Robertson; brothers Lloyd and Earnest; grandson Patrick Ferrell and great-granddaughter Elizabeth Lakey.

Marie was married to Everett Campbell on July 29, 1958. They had 4 children; Avona Campbell, Grant City, Rhonda (Gary) Brown, Urbandale, Iowa, Everett Jr. (Lora), Grant City and Danny (Dena), Grant City; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. We will miss her dearly, her laughter, smiles, positive fighting attitude, cooking, sewing and crafting and will savor the love she had for us and the Lord. 

Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Interment will be in Kirk Cemetery, Allendale, Missouri. Visitation 7:30-9:00 P.M. Wednesday. 

Randy Lee Percifield (1964-2016)

Randy Lee Percifield, 52, Delphos, Iowa passed away September 5, 2016. 

He was born June 23, 1964 to Willard and Bonnie (Sartor) Percifield.

Surviving are wife Cindy, son, Kevin, both of Delphos, 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Angel Daub.

There will be no services. Arrangements are under the direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri.

Alelia Bernice Fletchall (1918-2016)

Alelia Bernice Fletchall was born December 20, 1918 in Allendale, Missouri to George and Velma Adams. She departed this life peacefully among her family on June 15, 2016 at the age of 97.  

Bernice married Lowell Gay in 1936 and they had two sons, Darwin and George. They later divorced in 1939. She married Nelson Fletchall in 1946. He passed away in 2002.  

Bernice is survived by her son George, and daughters-in-law Willamean Gay of Harrisburg, Oregon, Julia Gay of Grant City, Missouri, two stepsons: Virgil Fletchall and spouse of St. Joseph, Missouri, Frank Fletchall and spouse of Savannah, Missouri, two step-daughters: Shirley Henry of St. Joseph, Missouri, Linda Tracy and spouse of Kansas 
City, Missouri, a sister Pearlie Younkin of Eugene, Oregon; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  

Bernice was preceded in death by her husband Nelson Fletchall of Grant City, a son Darwin of Grant City, two sisters, a brother, two grandchildren, and one great grandchild.  

Bernice was an accomplished cook. She was a waitress and a restaurant owner in Grant City, and loved cooking for everyone who came to visit. She had many friends everywhere she went in Missouri and Oregon. She will be greatly missed by everyone. 

Graveside Memorial Services and Interment will be Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Grant City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home of Grant City, Missouri.  

Richard Marvin Supinger

Richard Supinger was born April 21,1935 to James and Edith (Thompson) Supinger at their home in Grant City, Missouri. He graduated from Worth Co. high school in 1953. He was wed to Betty Ann Meek June 6,1954 which resulted in the birth of 3 healthy baby boys: Roger, Ricky, and Ronnie which he supported by working long hours in road construction for 25 yrs. They raised their family in the very house Richard was born in and on April 17,2016 he fell asleep in death with his wife of 62 yrs. by his side at his lifelong home. 

He will be missed by his wife Betty, son Roger and his children Lindsay and Lacey, son Ricky and his wife Barbara, and son Ronnie, his wife Becky and their children Joshua, Lacy, Jessie, and NaDean as well as 9 great grand children.
He was proceeded in death by his parents and one brother Jimmy.

Enduring the loss also are: brothers Bobby (Sharon) Supinger and Charles(Stacey) Supinger , sisters Ruth(Jim) Brand and Shirley Lager.
Richard, known as the county "Junk Man", was a man of MANY interests. He first and foremost loved to travel. He and Betty attended many musical festivals where he enjoyed hearing his wife sing and play with the different bands. Silver Dollar City was a favorite destination where they became a regular family member among the performers and crafters. Their travels expanded out to cover most of the U.S.A., many times in the company of their children and grandchildren. What memories were made! He loved to read expanding his travels in this way and his knowledge in areas that benefited all those around him. Especially did he love to talk about the history of Worth Co. and Grant City. He had a wealth of knowledge in this area. This continuing education allowed him to converse on almost any subject. He also helped so many in the community with mechanical questions. He was quick to offer assistance to the elderly as well as many projects that would benefit the county. Such as the rehabilitation of the court house that was about to close. The base of the courtyard memorial that he redesigned and layed himself and the 10,000.00$ dollars he donated to the county for the restoration of the courtroom after his auto auction in 2005.

Which brings us back to his junk--- The 2005 Auto Auction that shocked the county! Roads were blocked from the inflow of traffic. Hy-Vee was sold out of convenience food and drinks. More than 2000 people converged on Grant City from 37 states including Canada.
Now the remainder of his collection will be appreciated, maybe for the first time, by many others in his family as it will continue to support and care for the needs of his faithful wife.
With love we all say good bye to a very unique husband, father, grandfather and friend--

Memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Grant City Senior Center.
The body has been donated to KU Medical Center for scientific research.   

Elizabeth Lakey

Elizabeth Lakey, 4, Grant City, Missouri passed away July 8, 2016. She was born June 3, 2012 in Maryville, Missouri. Surviving are mother Brittney Lakey and sister, Scarlette, grandparents: Danny & Deena Campbell and aunts Cassie Jones & Ashley Campbell.

Funeral Services: 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Interment, Kirk Cemetery, Allendale, Missouri.

Visitation from 6:00-8:00 P.M Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Renea Marie (Crandall) Baker

Renea Marie (Crandall) Baker (49) of Redding Iowa, unexpectedly passed away on Friday July 8th, 2016. She was the wife to Samuel Willie Baker. They shared 6 joyful years together with 3 wonderful children.

She was born in Maplewood, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Richard Gary Crandall Sr. and Anna Marie Crandall. She was employed as a Special Education Teacher at Creston High School. She enjoyed spending time with her special family. 

She is survived by husband Samuel Willie Baker, children Robert Richard, Willie Robert, Step Children Billy, Matthew, Heather, Wyatt and many nieces, nephews and step grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by Grandparents, Ray and Delores Crandall, Tony and Isabelle Ricci, Parents Anna Marie and Richard Gary Crandall Sr. and many family and friends. The visitation service will be Tuesday July 12th, 6-8pm at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral home, Grant City, Mo. The funeral service is on Wednesday July 13th at 10:30.She departed with her daughter Breanna Faith Baker.

Breanna Faith Baker

Breanna Faith Baker (12) of Redding, Iowa passed away unexpectedly on Friday July 8th, 2016. 

She was born in Maplewood, Minnesota where she was the daughter to Renea Marie Baker and Samuel Willie Baker. She attended school in Creston, Iowa. She loved spending time with her brothers and cousins. She was involved in many sports and activities. She will be remembered for her contagious smile and fun loving personality. She is survived by Father Samuel Baker, siblings Robert, Willie and 3 step siblings. Breanna was proceeded by mother Renea Marie Baker. The visitation and funeral service will be with her other's service.

Sydney Nicole King

Sydney Nicole King was born September 23, 1985 to Marvin and Carolyn Davis. At age 5 Sydney was adopted by Dan and Esther King in Grant City, Missouri, joining her brother Christopher King. 

Sydney attended Kindergarten thru 3rd grade at Worth County R-3 in Grant City, Missouri. Dan and Esther moved the family to Redding Iowa where She finished 3rd through 12th grades at Mt. Ayr Community School. She graduated in May 2004. 

Sydney has lived in Wisconsin over the past 10 years. She recently returned to Redding to raise her son Hayden in a smaller community. 
Sydney was preceded in death by her biological parents, Marvin and Carolyn Davis, grandparents, Loren and Edna Baker and Edwin and Lorraine King. 
 Surviving are parents Dan King of Redding, Iowa, Esther King of Corning, Iowa, brother Chris King, also of Corning, sisters, Lacey of Wichita, Kansas and Jennifer King of Corning, biological siblings, Jan, Marie, Nancy, Lisa , Terry, Harley, Chris, Todd and Dustin and their extended families. 

Hayden King

Hayden Alexander King was born December 30, 2013 in La Crosse, Wisconsin where he and his mom lived until they moved to Redding in November 2015. Hayden was his mothers pride and joy, along with grandpa and grandma’s. 

Surviving are Grandpa Dan, Grandma Esther, Uncle Chris, Aunt Lacy, Aunt Jenifer, along with other aunts, uncles and cousins. Hayden and his mom passed away July 8, 2016 in a car accident near Mt. Ayr Iowa. They will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved them. 

Funeral services for Sydney and Hayden will be Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the Blockton Christian Church in Blockton, Iowa. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blockton. Visitation from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Monday, July 11, 2016 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri.

Sue Ann (Rush) Andrews

Sue Ann Andrews, 61, Vail, Arizona, formerly of Hopkins, Missouri passed away July 7, 2016. She was born June 18, 1955 in Maryville, Missouri. 

Preceding her in death are husband Rick Andrews, daughter, Tonya Fitzgerald and mother Eileen Rush. 

Surviving are sons Kenneth Breit, Jesse Beemer and Gus Andrews, father Robert Rush, brothers, Gary and Doug and 10 grandchildren.  

Services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Intement, Brethren Cemetery, Sheridan, Missouri. Visitation from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Janie Fern Parman

 Janie Parman was born February 15, 1956 in Mt Ayr, Iowa to Dale and Verla Brown. She passed away June 23, 2016 at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 60. 
Janie lived in Allendale, Missouri until she was 2 years old when her family moved to Augusta, Kansas. They lived there until her father passed away in 1966. She spent the rest of her life in Worth County. 
She married Pete Parman in 1973. To this union two daughters were born, Sally and Cynthia. They later divorced. She spent the last 10 years of her life with her companion Kenny Hughes in Grant City. 
Janie loved fishing, boating, playing cards, dominoes and spending time with family and friends. She was a skilled seamstress. She made all of her girls clothing until they were in 2nd grade. She also made her younger sister’s high school formals. She was an amazing cook and everyone had a favorite dish or dessert that she made. 
Janie was a loving, caring, generous person who always put others ahead of herself. Her greatest treasure in life was her family, especially her daughters and grand kids. 
Janie was preceded in death by her father and brother John. 

She is survived by daughters: Sally Parman and Cynthia (Steven) Duncan, mother: Verla (Ronald) Damman, grandchildren: Audrey Parman, Max Alvarez, Doyle and Sydney Duncan, great-granddaughter: Alaina Landeros, siblings: Jim (Vickie) Brown, JoAnn (Donnie) Pollock, and Jerry McClure, her companion Kenny Hughes and their dog-child Duke Wayne Hughes. 

Funeral Services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Pastor Len Green will officiate. Interment will be in the Miller Cemetery, Denver, Missouri. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 P.M. Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the funeral home.

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