Ronald Wethington

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Ronald E. "Ronnie" Wethington of Dixon, Mo., formerly of Casey County, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at his residence in Dixon, Mo. Born Aug. 14, 1948, in Marion County, he was a son of the late Harvey Glen and Edith Woodrum Wethington. He was raised in Clementsville, where he was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church. Ronnie was a career soldier in the U.S. Army. He retired at the rank of 1SG. He received numerous medals and accommodations from a storied career. He voluntarily joined the Army in 1965 and retired in July 1990. Ronnie served in Vietnam and received numerous awards from his service. Ronnie was trained in the Army to be a Drill Sergeant. He then rose to the rank of 1SG. Ronnie always thought that it was an honor and privilege to serve his country. After the military, Ronnie and Patricia became corrections officers for the state of Missouri. Ronnie and Patricia worked at Missouri State Penitentiary. Ronnie had numerous friends and colleagues around the world that will miss him dearly. He was a loving husband and "Papa." Ronnie loved to show his grandkids nature. He would take them all down to the creeks around their home and show them the wonders of nature. Ronnie was an avid hunter who enjoyed being in the woods. He truly lived to spend time with family and friends. He never met a stranger and always tried to help those who were in need. Survivors include his dear wife, whom he wed on Oct. 27, 1969, Patricia Rodgers Wethington; three sons, William Wethington, Shawn (and Lucretia) Wethington, and Rodney Wethington, all of Dixon, Mo.; a daughter, Rhonda Wethington of Dixon, Mo.; two brothers, Russell Wethington of Liberty and Joe (and Mary Ann) Wethington of Cincinnati; two sisters, June (and Roy) Rodgers of Cincinnati and Barb (and Danny) Clements of Liberty; and eight grandchildren, Hayden, Noah, Tanner, Gavin, Dylan, Bella, Addilynn, and Cody. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bill and Danny Wethington; and six sisters, Iona Wethington, Dottie Cox, Clementine Foster, Arlene Brown, Judy Newton, and Patty Wethington. Funeral mass was Nov. 25 at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father David Carr officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with military honors. Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with online guestbook available at
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Published in The Casey County News on Nov. 27, 2013
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