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Wanetha Marie Huse, age 75, of Newark, Missouri, died Saturday, December 5, 2009, in the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.
She was born on January 30, 1934, at Locust Hill, Missouri, the daughter of Harold James and Loma Snow Davis.
On October 8, 1953, at Shelbina, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Melvin Dean Huse. They lived and farmed in the Newark area until Dean’s death on December 1, 1989. Following Dean’s death she resided with her friend Jack raising and training horses. Wanetha was also preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving are four children, Rick Huse and wife Diana of Warrensburg, Missouri, James Melvin Huse (Jim) of Newark, Missouri, Loma Roene Simmons and husband Art of Newark, Missouri, Jerry Lee Huse and wife Vicki of Newark, Missouri, seven grandchildren, Brandy Harm of Madison, Alabama, Ken Huse of St. Joseph, Missouri, Sheena Pagett of Callio, Missouri, Artie Simmons of China Grove, North Carolina, Carrie Beth Strong of Knox City, Missouri, Cody Simmons Newark, Missouri, Adam Huse of Springfield, Missouri, and seven great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Wanetha was raised in Knox County where she attended schools and graduated from Novelty High School. Wanetha enjoyed the outdoors especially raising and riding horses. She attended the Ft. Madison trail ride many times. Wanetha also was a big fan of stock car racing and traveling around the country. She was a member of the Mt. Salem Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Thursday, December 10, 2009, at Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. Reverend Allen Davidson officiated the services. Burial was in the Mt. Salem Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dale Gray, Gary Petree, Dan Volmer. Doug Perrigo, Joe Don Stout and Gary McKenzie. Honorary bearers were Jim Lincoln, James Wiseman, C. Von Snow, Jerry Poore, Gerald Davis, Mackie Johnston and Donald Lindsey.
Memorials in memory of Wanetha Marie Huse may be made to Mt. Salem Cemetery or Knox County Rescue Squad. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina