Friday, August 18, 2017

Obituary -- Kannon Hughes 2015-2017

Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Kannon Hughes, age 2, of Reeds Spring, Missouri entered into Heaven Monday, August 7, 2017, in Branson, Missouri were held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Lake of Three Fires in Taylor County, Iowa. Instead of flowers, the family requests memorials be given in Kannon's name. Memories may be shared with the family at under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford where we 'Celebrate Life'.

Kannon Chael Hughes was born February 20, 2015, in Branson, Missouri the beautiful son of Kyle Douglas Hughes and Dana Lynn (Walston) Hughes. Kannon was a 'lake-boy' through and through. He loved boating, water sports or any other related lake activity. He even wake-boarded with his babysitter, Dally! In his short life, Kannon had the ability to glean every second out of every day. He loved going to work at Hughes Marine . . . working side-by-side with his dad and the Hughes Marine Crew, Rick, Arthur, Hayden, Bradley and Wade. Whatever they were doing, he wanted to be right there doing it with them! Kannon and his mother held a special bond, whether they were shopping, lining up his play animals or making pizzas together, they seemed to always share a laugh. Somehow, even though he was only two, Kannon had already learned how to 'woo' the ladies into doing whatever he wanted. He would grin that special grin and the next thing you knew, they were out horseback riding, wake-boarding, riding four-wheelers, or anything else HE decided they should do!

Left to cherish Kannon’s memory are his loving parents, Kyle and Dana Hughes of Reeds Spring, Missouri; maternal grandparents, Missy Davison and husband Don of New Market, Iowa; Danny Walston and Alice Johnson of Bedford, Iowa; paternal grandparents, Tony and Lori Hughes of Bedford, Iowa; eight aunts and uncles, Kenton Walston and Michaela Christensen; Jordan Walston, Jenna Walston; Ryan and Lacee Hughes; and Julie and Branislav Vukojevic; three cousins, Arabella, Eliot and Hawkins; maternal great-grandparents, Floyd and Linda Beason; and Bob and Donna Walston; a paternal great-grandmother, Wilma Hughes; his beloved babysitter, Dallas Spragg, and her family; the Hughes Marine Crew, Rick Daniels, Arthur Richtmyre, Hayden Dlouhy, Bradley Williams and Wade Fritts; along with many other family members and friends.

Preceding Kannon in death are his paternal great-grandparents, Glen Hughes; and Wayne and Martha White.

We will forever hold the precious memories of Kannon in our hearts.

He touched each of us with his smile, spunk and tender heart.

Obituary -- Donald Edwin Waldeier 1933-2017

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.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mustangs Look to Close Out Girls Softball with a Bang

In what could be the last two years of Mustang Softball, new skipper Kit Meiners is hoping her squad will finish out their tradition with a bang. North Nodaway won 16 games last year and looks to be a contender this year despite the loss of Bethany Herndon, Madison Thompson, and Kelsi Oberhauser. Meiners, who was an assistant for the last year and an assistant at Northwest Missouri State for several years before that, will be assisted by Torri Blythe, who was a standout softball player both at Maysville and at Northwest.

She said the strength of this year’s team would be their defense and their attitudes, which she said had been great this year. She said Platte Valley would be a team to watch for. However, North Nodaway brings in an experienced pitcher-catcher duo with Keagan O’Riley and Makayla Cross. Cross, who played baseball last spring, is hoping that hitting a baseball will help her see the softball better.

The Mustangs have a big junior class coming up; other horses on that class include Kristin Herndon, who will anchor down an infield that looks to be solid. Chloe Schimming, a West Nodaway athlete who plays with North Nodaway under a cooperative agreement, is fully healed from a knee injury and knocked O’Riley’s first offering a long ways for a double; she looks to be one of Meiners’ big guns at the plate. Ashley Thompson will provide a big target at first and has really improved her hitting over the summer; she ripped one a long ways in practice. Audrey Trimble, a slap hitter, and Emma Hart will play in the outfield along with Alicia Davison, who can be either a slap hitter or a power hitter at the plate, wherever Meiners needs her. Taylor Combs can hit it a long ways when her bat speed is there. An upperclassman, Bailey Tate, can fill in as well along with Emily Dew.

Among younger players who could get to play, Jaden Dobbins, Shea Dailey, and Kandace Damgar all vied for time on the infield Thursday, with Dailey doing a lot of damage at the plate, hitting a pair of triples Thursday. Karissa Oberhauser, Kelsi’s sister, caught a screamer from Combs and turned a double play; the Mustang freshman has shown some early promise with her glove.

Keagan O’Riley will handle most of the pitching; however, if she goes down or gets tired, Chloe Schimming can step in and pitch; she proved to be capable; Audrey Trimble can pitch as well. Emma Hart can back up Cross behind the plate if necessary.

North Nodaway has already begun the process of phasing out softball and phasing in volleyball; they have hired a new volleyball coach who will oversee a junior high program this year. If the Mustangs are to turn back the clock in softball, the goal will be to give everyone something to talk about and inspire some of the younger students to give softball a try.

They will know right away where they are in softball this weekend, as they will travel to North Harrison to participate in their tournament this weekend. Last year, they lost to Worth County in the championship game. Other tough games on their schedule include Plattsburg, Maryville, two games with Worth County, Savannah, and King City.

John Drexel Marriott 1938-2017

John Drexel Marriott, 79 of Clearmont, MO died Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at SSM Health St. Francis in Maryville, MO.

He was born June 18, 1938 in Burlington Jct, MO, the son John and Bessie Farquhar Marriott. John and Helen Joyce Melvin were married June 2, 1957 in Clearmont.

John was graduate of Hopkins, MO High School and was a farmer. He also worked for St. Joseph Light and Power and as a boiler operator at the water treatment plant facilities in Maryville and Grant City.

A member of the Clearmont Baptist Church, he also was Past President of United Bow Hunters of Missouri and was known as a Professional Bow Maker.

John was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Wayne Marriott (April 17, 2016); brother, Vernal Marriott and sister, Iris Marriott.

Surviving John is his wife Helen, of the home in Clearmont, sons, John (Waneva) Marriott Jr., Clearmont, Russell (Loyalea) Marriott, Glenwood, IA and Danny Marriott of Clearmont, ten grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 5-7 PM Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at Price Funeral Home.

Funeral Services were 10:00 AM Monday, August 7th at Price Funeral Home. Burial was in Hopkins Cemetery.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Obituary -- Janice Yvonne Flemming 1936-2017

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