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Official Obituary of

Woodson Dale Maudlin

July 8, 1939 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Woodson Maudlin Obituary

Woodson Dale Maudlin, age 84, passed away September 12, 2023, in St. Joseph, MO.

Dale was born on July 8, 1939, in Grant City, Missouri. He was the youngest son of Woodson F. and Ada Fletchall Maudlin. He graduated from Grant City High School in 1956, and married his high school sweetheart, Laveta King, on February 1, 1958. They were married for 64 years.

Dale worked at First National Bank in St. Joseph, MO for many years. He worked his way up from the mail room to being the bank’s president while going to night school earning a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from MWSU, an MBA from NWMSU and completing the graduate school of banking program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After leaving First National, he went on to serve as the director of the Small Business Development Center at NWMSU in Maryville, MO. He later served as a Vice President at Ameribanc and then was president of Heritage Bank in St. Joseph. After that, he was president of First Security Bank in Union Star and Trimble, MO, until his retirement in 2015.

Dale was an officer in the Missouri Air National Guard, a past president of the MWSU Board of Regents, a past president of the St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce, a past General Campaign Chairman for the United Way of Greater St. Joseph, and a member of Eastside Rotary Club, among many other community service activities. And while doing all this he also helped his daughters with homework, helped coach softball, and rarely missed a basketball game, volleyball game, track meet or school function. 

Dale was a member of Prairie Hills Church of Christ in St. Joseph. He was a faithful Christian and cared deeply for his church family. Dale loved to hunt and fish and was a serious sports fan, especially the KC Royals and KC Chiefs. He was an excellent storyteller and always kept his grandchildren entertained with stories of his childhood misbehavior.

Dale was predeceased by his wife, Laveta, his parents Woodson and Ada Maudlin, 2 infant sisters Lavina and Lavon Maudlin, a sister Carmetta Jackson, 2 brothers-in-law, Marvin I. King and Marvin L. King, and 2 sisters-in-law, Corena King and Marianna Maudlin.

Dale is survived by two daughters Dallas (Craig) Forrest of Columbia MO and Rebecca (Ryan) Yarbrough of St. Joseph MO; a brother Frank Maudlin of Cameron MO, a sister-in-law Elda Jones of Liberty MO and brother-in-law Dwane (Bonnie) King of St. Joseph MO; grandchildren Kristin (Brian) Brailey of Temple Terrace, FL, Robin Forrest, Jonathan Forrest and Mary Forrest all of Columbia MO and Rhys Yarbrough of Warrensburg, MO; several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins and many dear friends. We will miss him terribly and always remember his generosity and humor.

Dale’s family is very grateful for the wonderful care he received in his final year of life from the staff at Living Community Assisted Living, AseraCare Hospice and his overnight caregivers.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2023 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City.  Burial will be in the Grant City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grant City Cemetery of Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation at PO Box 24041-4041, New York, NY 10087.

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Funeral Service
September 16, 2023

1:00 PM
Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home
200 S Front St
Grant City, MO 64456

September 16, 2023

Grant City Cemetery
Highway 46
Grant City, MO 64456


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