Dale E. VanHuss, 80, of Moberly, MO, passed away October 31, 2019.
Dale was born February 28, 1939 on a farm in Santa Fe, MO to Willie Joe and Miriam Snyder VanHuss.
The family moved from the farm to Paris when Dale was five years old. He always remembered the days on the farm with the horses and the sound of his mother hoeing the garden early in the morning before anyone else was awake.
He was a member of the class of “57” of Paris High School and always enjoyed the reunions and reminiscing with old classmates. Following high school graduation, Dale joined the United States Army and served in Germany from 1957 to 1959. He spent that time traveling as much as he could and seeing many of the war ruins and the castles. When he returned from overseas, he went to work for Sydenstricker Implement in Paris and later started a career in banking at the Paris National Bank. Dale returned to the Monroe County area in the late 1980’s and began working at the Madison-Hunnewell Bank. The bank eventually changed ownership and name to Alliant Bank and opened branches in Kirksville, Boonville, Monroe City, Blackwater and Pilot Grove. In 2017 Dale was presented a plaque giving him the title of President Emeritus and Chairman of the Board Emeritus of Alliant Bank. He was described as a man of integrity, a gifted storyteller and a mentor to others.
Dale was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Moberly and served on the Missouri Foundation Board for several years.
In 1987 Dale was united in marriage to Cathy Campbell and she survives of the home. He is also survived by his son Timothy ( Christine)VanHuss of Columbia; stepdaughters Jennifer (Kyle) Lawrence, Moberly, Nichole (Rob) Cook, Mexico, Colleen Maddix, Moberly; grandchildren, Mika (George) Emerson, Moberly, Annika Maddix, Mexico, Noah Lawrence, Moberly, Nicholas Cook, Mexico, Lainey Maddix, Moberly, Victoria Shelby Cook, Mexico and great grandchildren, Campbell and Henley Emerson; siblings, Shirley Lewis of Madison, WI, Alice VanHuss, Dallas, TX, Margaret Piearson, St. Joseph, MO, David VanHuss, Fulton, MO, extended family and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services celebrating Dale’s life will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home in Moberly. Inurnment with full military honors will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home with a prayer service beginning at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions are appreciated to The Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., P. O. Box 830060, Tuskegee, AL 36083.
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