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Roy Mallernee, son of the late Arthur James and Grace Theresa (Johnson) Mallernee, was born on Dec. 22, 1921 in Douglas County, Mo., and departed this life on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at his residence south of Norwood, following a short illness. He was 90 years, 6 months and 15 days of age.
Roy grew up and attended school in Douglas County, and was united in marriage to Thelma Oleva Goodman on July 1, 1941 in the Oak Forest community. Four children were born to this union. Mrs. Mallernee passed away on Oct. 21, 2009.
Roy was a farmer most all his life. He enjoyed being outdoors, doing his farm chores and gardening. He especially liked to grow tomatoes and share them with his family and friends.
He served on the Skyline Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He enjoyed helping others whenever an opportunity came his way.
Roy was saved and baptized in the mid 1970’s. He helped build the Skyline Full Gospel Church on Highway 76 not far from where he lived. He was a longtime member of the church and enjoyed attending services and studying the Word of God, especially when discussing the Rapture.
Besides his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Dale Mallernee; one daughter, Judy Sparks; an infant brother; a sister, Bertha Hutchison; and by an infant sister.
Roy is survived by one son, Randy Mallernee and his wife, Linda, of Mtn. Grove; one daughter, Cathy McGuire and her husband, Bill, of Houston, Mo.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Turner, of Arkansas; and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him very much.
Online condolences: www.craig hurttfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services for Roy Mallernee were held on Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m., in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Bob Page officiating. Dustin McGuire and Connie Lansdown served as singers. Janice Unger served as pianist. Song selections were “Before The Morning,” “What A Day That Will Be,” and “I’m A Winner Either Way.” Pallbearers were Jayme Sparks, Wade Woods, Scott Mallernee, Justin Kutz, Cole Kutz, Wes Woods and Dustin McGuire. Burial was in the Denlow Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.