Jerry Dean Grinlinton, 72, of Kansas City, MO passed away June 14, 2019 surrounded by his family.
 
He was born on May 20, 1947 to Arthur C. and Margaret (Bluma) Grinlinton in St. Joseph, MO.  Jerry was one of 12 children.  His family ran a skating rink and Jerry was taught to skate at an early age. Jerry was a skating floor referee and won the national figure skating title in 1965 putting his name in the world almanac.  He graduated from Lafayette High School in St. Joseph.  Jerry was in the ROTC, earned his black belt in martial arts and attended the Kansas City Missouri Art Institute.  Jerry proudly served his country in the US Navy and did an 18 month tour in Vietnam on the Mekong River Delta.
 
Jerry retired from the Veterans Administration in Leavenworth, KS.  He enjoyed car shows, going to the YMCA and most of all spoiling his kids and grandkids.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Margaret Grinlinton; brothers Clarence, Arthur C., Larry, and Ronald Grinlinton and sisters Mary Margaret Grinlinton and Betty Bauman.
 
Jerry is survived by his children Philip Grinlinton, Weston, MO, Lauren (Paul) Shouse, Weston, MO, Kirk Grinlinton, Kansas City, MO; their mother Susan Grinlinton; grandchildren Emma, Grant, Luke Shouse; brothers and sisters Barbara (Jerry) Ashlock, Billie (Steve Reinke) Grinlinton, Marti (Steve) Schultz, Terry Grinlinton and Debbie Parks; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.  
 
Graveside Service:  2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20th at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS
Celebration of Life:  4:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday June 20th at First Baptist Church, 160 Walnut Street Weston, MO
Arrangements by Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower

  Obituaries

JOHN A. NORMAN
John Norman, of Weston, Missouri, was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven on Sat. June 22nd at the age of 87.  
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Virginia (Burger) Norman; his son Paul Norman of Weston, MO; his son Phil and daughter-in-law, Tawnie Norman of Rolling Hills, CA.   He also leaves his 5 adored grandchildren Emily, Victoria, Casey, Cole and Payton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his father, Alvin Norman; his birthmother, Marie (Berberich) Norman; his stepmother, Edna Norman; his sister Jean Steinbeck; his sister Betty Sindt and his daughter-in-law, Susan Norman.
John was born on December 24th, 1931 in Spencer, Iowa.  He was raised in the Everly, Iowa area and attended Everly High School, graduating in 1947.  John was an excellent athlete, excelling at both baseball and basketball.
John lived in Everly until 1965, when he moved to Spencer to join Globe Machinery as a purchasing agent.  He later joined Land O Lakes, spending 28 years heading their purchasing department.   He later went on to further his career as a sales executive for Enterprise Industries, which specialized in the meat-packing industry.   
After living most of their lives in Spencer, John and Virginia moved to Weston, Missouri where they have resided since 2010.  They are members of the Weston United Methodist Church and were warmly welcomed to the community.  
John loved to garden with his wife Virginia.   He always had the best looking lawn and garden on the block and was often invited to be part of local garden tours.  John also loved to fish and spent countless hours on the Iowa Great Lakes fishing with his sons Paul and Phil.  When not fishing, John would often be found on the golf courses of Northwest Iowa, forging life-long friendships and enjoying the game.  After enjoying a day outdoors, he loved doing projects and fixing things around the house.  
He was a deeply gentle, kind and loving person – everyone who knew him will miss him.  John’s celebration of life will be held at a later date and location to be announced.
John’s family encourages you to share a message, memory or sign the online guest book via www.vaughnfuneralhomes.com.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the Weston United Methodist Church or St. Luke’s Hospice.  Arrangements By:  Vaughn Funeral Home, Weston, MO—Ph. 816.386.2281.

Full obituaries may be found in the print and/or e-edition of the Weston Chronicle

 Melba C. Carter Michael, 98, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019 at her home in Weston, MO.  Melba was born July 1, 1920 in DeKalb, MO to David DeForest Dunlap, Sr. and Iva Melba (Hawley) Dunlap.  Melba married Jimmy E. Carter on August 1942 in Arizona.  She lived in Arizona and South Dakota while Jimmy served in the military.  She was a longtime member of the Salem Christian Church of Weston and a member of the Order the Eastern Star.  Melba was also active in the Christian Women’s Fellowship and the Swamp Club Community group.  She enjoyed working with AFS students and served as a judge for the Platte County Fair.  Melba also served as a past president of the Extension Service.  After Jimmy’s passing, Melba married her second husband Lloyd L. Michael, on October 8, 2001 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Jimmy; her second husband Lloyd; her son Darrell Gene Carter; 2 brothers David DeForest Dunlap, Jr. and William C. Dunlap; 2 sisters Norma Lee Lord and Barbara Dunlap; and her son in law Steve Wheeler.  Melba is survived by her daughter Norma Karen Wheeler of Weston; grandchildren James Daniel and Michael J. Wheeler of Weston; great grandchildren Currie and Steven Wheeler of St. Joseph, MO, Cinnamon Dawn Cash of Atchison, KS, and Carter Jackson Wheeler of Weston; 6 great, great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.  A visitation will be held 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Vaughn Funeral Home in Weston; followed by a 2:00 p.m. funeral service.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to Melba’s family.  Arrangements By:  Vaughn Funeral Home, Weston, MO—Ph. 816.386.2281.  www.vaughnfuneralhomes.com

Weston • Platte County • Missouri


MO. Nida was born in Beverly, MO on January 17, 1932 to the late Russell Hill, Sr. and Minnie Searcy Hill. She was married to the late CSM. Carl E. Campbell for over 45 years and resided in Whiteville, TN.

From a basketball star, rodeo queen, Army wife, mother, bank teller, bookkeeper, shop owner, grandmother, to great grandmother, Nida was known for her kindness to all she encountered. She never saw a child she didn’t immediately love, especially babies, often stopping and laughing and talking to them.

Nida was a devout member of Whiteville First United Methodist Church in Whiteville, TN where she sang in the choir for many years. She was a fifty-two year member of The Order of the Eastern Star. Sewing was a lifelong passion for her. She delighted in making clothes for her sons and then especially for her granddaughters and great-grandchildren.

Over the years, she enjoyed bunko, 600, bingo, Farkle, and dominos, not for the playing of the games, but for the enjoyable company of friends and her grandchildren. Her family, her friends and her faith meant everything to her.

She is survived by her dearest sister, Della Hill Porter (Donald) of Farley, MO, her sons Jeff Campbell (Carol) of Memphis, TN, Daryl Campbell (Melanie) of Prospect, TN, Kevin Campbell (the late Lois Nell) of Selmer, TN and Greg Campbell of Hickory Withe, TN. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and dozens of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by seven siblings. Nida was a thirty-seven year cancer survivor.

Memorial services for Nida will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Whiteville, TN and at Hillsboro Christian Church in Platte County, MO, Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Memorials can be sent to, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the American Cancer Society, or Whiteville First