Amelia "Amy" Dana Caldwell

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Amelia "Amy" Dana Caldwell, 89, Sheldon, Mo., went to be with her Lord, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Freeman Health System West, in Joplin, Mo. She was born June 30, 1924, in Hamburg, Mich., to Adolph Grumelot and Amelia Butkereit Grumelot. She was united in marriage Jan. 18, 1980, to James Caldwell, and he preceded her in death.

Amy was raised in Michigan then moved to Florida, and later she moved again coming to Missouri at that time. She enjoyed a variety of hobbies including knitting, crocheting, gardening, flowers, and country music. She also had memberships in the Jolly Senior Citizens, and the Sheldon United Methodist Church in Sheldon, F.O. Eagles and Women of the Moose (Loyal Order of the Moose) in Florida.

She is survived by her children, Floyd and Phyllis Caldwell, Sheldon, Barb Johnson, Sheldon, Cathy and Paul Body, Neosho, Mo., Richard and Deborah Caldwell, Flint, Mich., Mary Ann and Leland Owens, Fowlerville, Mich., Helen Ronk, Michigan, Dorothy Pehonachek, North Carolina, and Bill Caldwell, Sheldon; 41 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Jack Allen and Jim Caldwell; one daughter, Rose Body; and two grandchildren, Amy Sue Walters and Robert Lee Walters.

Services will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with the Rev. Wayne Coble officiating. Interment will follow in the Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, Mo. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m., Thursday, at Ferry Funeral Home. Friends may call now and until the hour of service.

Contributions may be made to the family in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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