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William Maurice Mauzey January 2, 1931 – June 22, 2020

William Maurice Mauzey, 89, of Mendon, MO, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Moberly Regional Medical Center in Moberly, MO.  A funeral service will be held graveside at Mendon Cemetery in Mendon, MO on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.  Pastor Charles Littrell will officiate the service.  No visitation will be held but family will greet friends after the service.

Maurice was born on January 2, 1931 in Brunswick, MO, the son of John William and Mary Dixie (Harris) Mauzey.  Maurice, as he was known by his friends and family, graduated from Mendon High School in 1949.  On January 14, 1952 Maurice enlisted into the United States Air Force.  Maurice completed his aircraft mechanic trainings at Shepperd Air Force Base in Texas and Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois.  He was assigned to the 307th Periodical Maintenance Squadron and earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.  Maurice honorably served his country until January 13, 1956.

After serving his country Maurice returned to Chariton County and began his lifelong career as a farmer.  On November 25, 1956 Maurice married the love of his life, Mary Frances Daugherity in Sumner, MO.  Together they were blessed with three children, Mark, Marsha, and Mike.

Maurice was a member of the Mendon United Methodist Church and a member of the Mendon Lions Club.  He loved his family, farming, tractor pulls, hunting, and hot air ballooning.  Maurice sponsored and lead a balloon chase crew at the Great Pershing Balloon Derby for many years.

Maurice is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Frances; three children, Mark Mauzey and his wife Sarah of Springfield, MO, Marsha Mauzey of Mendon, MO, and Mike Mauzey of Mendon, MO; his brother, Kenneth Mauzey and his wife Tessa of Mendon, MO; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Mauzey of Brookfield, MO and Ellen Mauzey of Boonville, MO; eight grandchildren, Kyle Herman and his wife Jessica of Grain Valley, MO, Carter Jameson and his wife Anna of Raleigh, NC, Lauren Mauzey of Mendon, MO, Parker Mauzey of Springfield, MO, Garrett Mauzey of Mendon, MO, Emme Mauzey of Springfield, MO, Ella Mauzey of Springfield, MO, and Adyson Mauzey of Mendon, MO; and one great grandchild, Lyla Herman of Grain Valley, MO.  Maurice is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, JW and Mary, and his twin brother, John Milton Mauzey.

Pallbearers will be his eight grandchildren, Kyle Herman, Carter Jameson, Lauren Mauzey, Parker Mauzey, Garrett Mauzey, Emme Mauzey, Ella Mauzey, and Adyson Mauzey.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to Mendon United Methodist Church in Mendon, MO.  Donations may be left at or mailed to Breshears Memorial Chapel, 207 W. Broadway, Brunswick, MO 65236.

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