Ted Othello Findley, (80) of Grant City, MO passed away February 18, 2024 at the Worth County Care Center.

Ted was born to Ross and Berniece (Spainhower) Findley on November 6, 1943 at their home near Denver, MO where he grew up working on the farm. He graduated from Grant City High School in 1961 where he enjoyed playing football. He continued his education and graduated in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville MO. Ted and Barbara (Burns) married September 1, 1962. He worked at COOP in Maryville while going to college then later they purchased a farm near Denver, MO where they raised their two daughters.

Ted was a hard worker for which most of his time was taken up with farming, raising cattle and sheep. He built fence for hire, was on the school board, public water board, soil conservation board, and was the Worth County Presiding Commissioner. He enjoyed being a leader for 4-H Horsemanship for the area kids, taking his girls to fun shows, High School Rodeos, and serving on the Missouri High School Rodeo Association Committee for 4 years. Any free time was spent coyote hunting, coon hunting with Sam and Frisky, fishing, riding and hunting with great mules like Minnie and Kate, and watching the KRAZIES, (yes with a capitol K) which was what he called his great grandchildren. If the grandchildren or Krazies got out of line, he would tell them “Grandma is going to tan your hide.” He could never correct them himself as he was the instigator a majority of the time. Ted loved kids. He also had helped Santa Claus for over 20 years by visiting the school and surrounding communities.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ross and Berniece Findley.

Ted is survived by his wife, Barbara of the home. Brothers, Rex (Karen) Findley, Dannie Mac (Glenda) Findley, Brother in-law, Russell (Nancy) Burns. Two daughters, Lisa (Tim) Runde, Ravenwood and Jana Findley, Grant City. Grandchildren, Jeff (Holli) Runde, Jon (Alex) Runde, Laura (Heath Evans) Hibbs. Great grandchildren, Kylee, Tanner and Findley Bea Runde. Parker, Daisy, Lexi and Evan Runde, Harper Hibbs and a host of other friends and loved ones.

Funeral services will be at 10 AM, Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the Andrews-Hann Funeral Home, Grant City, Missouri, where visitation will be from 4:30-7 PM, Wednesday, February 21. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery, Denver, Missouri.

In leu of flowers memorials may be given to the Worth County Education Foundation for the Berniece Findley Music Scholarship c/o 510 East Ave, Grant City, Missouri 64456