Brodie Newton Baney, son of the late Oscar and Amy (Murr) Baney, was born on January 6, 1920 in Texas County, Missouri, and passed away on March 1, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, at 93 years of age.
Brodie grew up and attended school in Missouri. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps, enlisting on November 28, 1941, and was honorably discharged as a corporal on November 27, 1945 in San Diego, California. He served during World War II as a mortar crewman, paratrooper, and a rifle marksmanship instructor. He was stationed in the Pacific area from 1942 to 1945, participating in action against the enemy in the northern Solomon Islands, Iwo Jima, New Georgia group, and the occupation of Japan.
Following his discharge from the military, Brodie entered the plumbing profession and worked until his retirement in 1975.
He made his home in Apache Junction, Arizona, for several years and later moved to the Cabool, Missouri, area, where he had lived in the Pineview Heights apartments for the last five years.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Sterlin Baney, and one sister, Ruby Jewell Baker.
He is survived by one brother, Eulas E. Baney of Fort Madison, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives, neighbors and friends who will sadly miss him.
No memorial services are planned at this time. Burial will be at a later date in Murr Cemetery. Mr. Baney was cremated under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.