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 WeddleBuford 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) WaldeierAnn 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
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 OlneyRita 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.