William Edward Grandy, 85, Neosho, died Jan. 18, 2010 at Freeman Neosho E.R., following an illness since August 2009. 

Mr. Grandy was born October 21, 1924 in Chicago, Ill. and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. 

Following his discharge from the military he and his wife, Margaret moved to Sudbury Ontario, Canada where they owned and operated the family variety store in Lively Ontario, Canada.  They retired on October 1, 1987 and moved to Neosho.

He was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge No. 187 in Pittsburg, Kan.

William and Margaret A. (Benson) were married on April 29, 1952 at Pittsburg, Kan. and she survives. 

Additional survivors include two nieces, Linda A. Benson, Oklahoma City, Okla. and Diana L. Benson, Pineville, Mo.; brother in law, Floyd M. Benson, Silver City, N.M. and sister in law, Lois M. Benson. 

The body has been taken for cremation and no services are planned at this time. 

Contributions in memory of William may be made to the Newton County Library, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO  64850. 

Arrangements under direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO.