George Calvin Weldon passed away peacefully on October 28, 2017, in Maryville, Missouri at the age of 92. He was a life long resident of Nodaway County.
George was born on August 30, 1925 in Barnard, Missouri, to Harve Thurman Weldon and Florence Belle South. George's mother died when he was five years old. His father later married Vie Pitsenberger.
He is preceded in death by his son, George Kurby, his parents, and two brothers Thurman (Loree) and Oral (Margaret).
George is survived by his wife, Eldora, and his daughter, Wanda Knauer of Ft Collins, Colorado. Surviving are daughter-in-law Vickie Weldon, grandchildren Amy (Brad) Wolf and Adam (Sherra) Weldon; great-grandchildren Layla, Micah, Hadley and Zoey Wolf, and Addison, Brinslee and Harper Weldon. In addition, he is survived by three nieces, Darlene Patton, Arlene Weldon, and Dee Weldon White. Also surviving are Eldora's four children: Tom (Deb) Marble, Susan Duvall, Brenda Couch and Kim McCary.
George graduated in 1943 from Horace Mann High School in Maryville where he enjoyed playing football, basketball and especially softball. He enlisted in the Merchant Marines and served aboard the Edmund B. Alexander and David C. Shanks United States Army Transport ships as a cook and chief storekeeper from 1944-1946.
He married Helen Stanton in 1947. Together they had two children: Wanda Marie and George Kurby. They later divorced and George married Eldora Marble from Ft. Wayne, Indiana in 1991. They lived in Graham in the house that George built in 1966.
George farmed northeast of Graham until he began building grain bins for Stormor of Beatrice, Nebraska. He retired (reluctantly) from Stormor after 54 years of service. His work was his passion. He loved building grain storage and servicing storage equipment during the harvest season.
George was a member of the Graham Lion's Club. He enjoyed the service projects and served a term as president. George and Eldora enjoyed spending winters in south Texas pitching horseshoes and dancing.
A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Maitland United Methodist Church, with Pastor Dave Shadinger officiating. All are welcome to attend and celebrate George's life. Burial will follow in the Prairie Home Cemetery, Graham, Missouri. After the burial, a dinner will be held at the United Methodist Church in Maitland, 217 South Maple Avenue, Maitland, MO 64466.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Price Funeral Home, Maryville.
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church in Maitland.
The family would like to thank caregivers and staff of Parkdale Manor in Maryville for their kind and compassionate care during his brief stay.