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Arthur E. Mahin

Arthur Emmett Mahin, 99, of La Monte, MO, passed away Friday evening, March 12, 2021, at Windsor Health and Rehab.

He was born January 30, 1922, in La Monte, son of Guy Wilbur and Goldie (Shull) Mahin.

On October 19, 1942, in Houston, TX, he married Mary Kathryn (Wade).

Arthur enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He studied to be an airplane mechanic at Fairfax Aviation School.

He was a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed riding horses and was a 4-H leader in horsemanship and beef. He was an avid reader. In recent years, he went to the Sedalia Senior Center to learn about writing and became good at writing stories. He loved to play rummy.

Arthur was a member of La Monte Christian Church, where he taught Sunday School, was Sunday School superintendent, and served as a deacon and elder.

He was a member of the La Monte American Legion Post 520 for 77 years.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Scott Mahin (Ilene), of Nocona, TX; a daughter, Arthea Wasson (Bobby), of Sedalia, MO; five grandchildren, Melissa Mitchell (Nathan), Clinton Mahin, Emily Greer (Matt), Alice Megerman (Joseph), and Thea Carlyle (Kevin); eight great-grandchildren, Maci Mitchell Talley (David), Cece Mahin, Anna Greer, Sara Greer, Alex Carlyle, Katie Carlyle, Golda Megerman and Orli Megerman; and a sister, Charlotte Pullen, of Des Peres, MO.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Mahin; and a sister, Laura McCurdy.

A graveside service and outdoor visitation is planned for Monday, April 5, 2021, to be held at La Monte Cemetery, with Pastor Alan Morse officiating. The graveside service will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a time of visitation. In the case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to La Monte Christian Church.

Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Army and VFW Post 2591.

Memorials are suggested to Show-Me Christian Youth Home, La Monte Christian Church, or La Monte Cemetery.

Those attending the service are kindly asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. For those unable to attend, the family asks that you share a memory or story at

. Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.
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