Friday, December 10, 2021

Obituary - Wayne Mouse

Wayne Mouse, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at his home in Urich, Missouri surrounded by his family. Funeral Service will be at 3:00 PM on Monday, December 13, 2021 at Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton, Missouri with visitation from 2:00 - 3:00 PM prior to the service.

Burial to follow in Garden City Cemetery in Garden City, Missouri. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to GVMH Hospice and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

Wayne was born August 15,1940 in Kansas City Missouri. Wayne was the son of Clifford Harman and Marva Elizabeth (Dunn) Mouse. He grew up on the family farm north of Urich and lived there until the time of his death. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown and served as Deacon and later attended the Urich Presbyterian Church where he was a Youth Group leader.

Wayne attended the Blairstown Elementary School and graduated from Urich High School in 1958. Through those years he worked on the family farm and was active in 4-H and enjoyed showing cattle. In High School he was class President of his Senior class, played Baseball, Basketball, and his nickname was elbows. After graduation he joined the National Guard and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri and Fort Chaffee Arkansas. Later he joined his father in a partnership dairy farming operation where they built a modern pipe-line milking parlor.

On September 4, 1960, he married his High School sweetheart Nettie Grayce Toalson. They celebrated their 61st anniversary this year. To this union they had four children. Sheri Gail July 18,1961, Christopher Wayne July 3,1964, Brian David June 8,1969, and Stephen Kent, April 17,1971.

Wayne was active in the community as a member of Urich Lions Club, Sherwood school board member, Urich and Henry County law enforcement, youth baseball coach, Urich Reunion Parade Committee. Later he was Grand Marshall of the Urich Reunion Parade along with his wife Nettie. Wayne, Nettie, and family were chosen as Farm Family of Henry County in 1971. Wayne and Nettie received the Balanced Farming Award for achievement from the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and University of Missouri in 1967. Wayne was a Dekalb seed corn dealer and a Vigortone feed dealer for years. He was an Insurance Agent for Henry County Mutual until his retirement. Wayne enjoyed many years of getting together with friend in the card group at card parties.

Wayne loved anything that brought the family together including holidays and deer season. He loved hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Nettie of the home, daughter Sheri Bathgate of Urich, Chris and Amy of California, Missouri, Brian of Urich, Stephen and Peggy of Urich, grandchildren include Michelle (David) Vogt, Brandon (Shauna) Bathgate, Jacob (Megan) Bathgate, Lauren (Eric) Lawson, Austin (Kaitlyn) Mouse, Collin (Kelsey) Mouse, Landon Mouse, Amanda (Andy) Skaggs, Grayce Mouse, Maria Mouse, James Mouse, Kathryn Mouse, Anna Mouse, Evan Mouse, great grandchildren include: Aila, Camden, Grady, Sutton, Bristol, Avery, Addilyn, Lennon, Beau, Keil, Fallon, Amerston, his sister Joann Whiting, Clinton and many nieces, nephews and cousins along with a lifetime of friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.

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