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Ronald E. Wethington, Casey County, KY (1948-2013)

He was born in Marion County, KY, was raised at Clementsville, Casey County, KY, and was a resident of Pulaski County, MO, at the time of his death. He was a son of the late Harvey Glen and Edith Woodrum Wethington. His wife of over 44 years, Patricia Rodgers Wethington, survives. He leaves 12 direct living descendants. 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. He laer had a career as a corrections officer in Missouri. 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.
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Ronald E. "Ronnie" Wethington, age 65, of Dixon, MO, formerly of Casey County, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at his residence in Dixon, MO.

Funeral Mass will be at 10amCT/11amET, Monday, November 25, 2013, at St Bernard Catholic Church, 5075 S KY 551 (MAP), Clementsville, KY with Father David Carr officiating. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, Sunday, November 24, 2013, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with prayer service at 6pmCT/7pmET.


Ronald E. Wethington, Casey County, KY (1948-2013)

Born Saturday, August 14, 1948, in Marion Co., KY, he was a son of the late Harvey Glen and Edith Woodrum Wethington. He died Thursday, November 21, 2013, at his residence in Dixon, Pulaski County, MO, a the age of 65 years, 3 months, and 7 days..

He was raised in Clementsville, KY, 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 a 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 October 27, 1969, Patricia Rodgers Wethington, and the following:
  • Sons: William Wethington, Shawn (Lucretia) Wethington, and Rodney Wethington, all of Dixon, MO

  • Daughter, Rhonda Wethington of Dixon, MO

  • Brothers: Russell Wethington of Liberty, KY; and Joe (Mary Ann) Wethington of Cincinnati, OH

  • Sisters: June (Roy) Rodgers of Cincinnati, OH; and Barb (Danny) Clements of Liberty, KY

  • And eight grandchildren: Hayden, Noah, Tanner, Gavin, Dylan, Bella, Addilynn, and Cody.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill and Danny Wethington; and sisters, Iona Wethington, Dottie Cox, Clementine Foster, Arlene Brown; Judy Newton, and Patty Wethington.

Send a condolence to the family of Ronald E. "Ronnie" Wethington

Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY


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