In Loving Memory…

Franklin D. Maltsbarger

Franklin Delano Maltsbarger, 85, of Sedalia, passed away April 13, 2018.

He was born November 18, 1932, in Cole Camp, MO, the son of John and Flossie (Ransdall) Maltsbarger.

On December 11, 1948, in Lincoln, he was united in marriage to Ruby McGrady by the Rev. Steve Gardner. She preceded him in death on October 26, 2013. He was also preceded in death by six siblings; one son, Donald Maltsbarger; and one step-granddaughter, Amie Cornine.

He is survived by one sister, Ruth Gerken Wood, of Yucaipa, CA; two daughters, Alice Cornine and her husband, Gale, of Nelson, MO, and Jean Reed and her husband, Bill, of rural Sedalia; grandchildren, Etta Koehne, Richard Maltsbarger, Robert Maltsbarger, Tara Wirt, Ryland Maltsbarger, Dawn Maltsbarger, Stetson Reed and Kelli Maltsbarger; step-grandchildren, Melissa Coleman and Brian Koehne; and great-grandchildren, Allison and Derek, Annabelle and Jackson, Cordelia and Conner, Ryder and Gracye, Colby, Amelia and Charlotte, Harper Layne, and Russell and Gaylen.

Frank was the hardest working man ever. He literally never stopped. He worked at Meadow Gold Dairy before starting his own gravel hauling business which soon developed into dozing and digging basements for many, many people in the area. He also farmed and raised cattle. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Frank served for many years on the Green Ridge School Board and was a lifetime member of New Bethel United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Chris Harper officiating.

Pallbearers will be Richard, Robert and Ryland Maltsbarger; Matt Wirt, Stetson Reed and Derek Phillips.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Frank’s family would like to thank the staff of Big Bend Retreat in Slater for their loving care.


  1. Shawn Thomason :

    So sorry for your loss. He was a hard working, straight shoot’n, honest, down to earth kind of guy. Loved talking to him, and respected him and his work immensely. We need more men like him and my dad in this old world.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
    Shawn & Mark Thomason

  2. Steve and Jan (Martin) Henson :

    So sorry for your loss.

  3. George and Linda Reed :

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Frank is in the fantastic place now with no ills or pains. We know that doesn’t make the loss easier for you though. Our sympathy and our love. George and Linda Reed

  4. Cristy Monteer Griffith :

    My deepest condolences to the Maltsbargers. My prayers are with your family.

  5. Jenelle Rice Berry :

    Frank will be well remembered.

  6. I was one of the teacher’s that was hired when your dad was on the Green Ridge School Board. Merle Ragar. I always considered him a friend. He always had a smile and was ready to visit. He was a good man.

    I’ve been thinking of all of you.

  7. I’m sending prayers to you and your family at this difficult time and wishing you comfort and peace. There is no easy way to give a family member up, but the Lord has this all figured out and in time the your heart will heal.

  8. Barbara Harrington :

    Dale and I want to express our sincere sympathy in the loss of your father, Alice. I will remember your Dad in my prayers and the rest of your family. May peace be with you.

  9. Joe and Linda Close :

    A good man of the community with lots of good memories. From the Green Ridge Centennial, years on the school board with my dad, the dumps trucks and loaders, to hauling grain and buying feed.
    Our sympathy to the family for your loss.

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