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Ross Sechrest

January 11, 1927 ~ April 4, 2020 (age 93)



Edward Ross Sechrest, Sr., 93, of Lee’s Summit, was born, January 11, 1927, in Pleasant Hill, the son of Harry Luther and Oma Lee (Markel) Sechrest.  He departed this life Saturday, April 4, 2020, at St. Mary’s Manor in Blue Springs.

Ross attended Pleasant Hill High School graduating early as to enlist in the United States Army.  He proudly served our country during the Korean War.

On April 14, 1951, he was united in marriage to Juanita Ferne Stubbs in Pleasant Hill.

Ross was first employed as a tool and die setter for the Vendo Company in Kansas City for over 23 years.  He later worked building maintenance for Ball’s Price Chopper thirteen stores in Kansas City.  He was a member of the Raytown First Baptist Church and the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post #3118, Pleasant Hill. He had also been very active with the Boy Scout Troop #269, Raytown.

Ross was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harry Sechrest and Gary Sechrest; and one sister Arlene Cline.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Juanita of Lee’s Summit; two sons, Eddie (and Karen) Sechrest, Jr., of Grain Valley and James Sechrest of Warner Springs, California; two grandchildren, DeAnna Bass, of Jackson county, Missouri and Stormy (and Lisa) Dale of Johnson County, Missouri;  six great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Pearl Cline, LenaMae Schmitt of Blue Springs, and Lucy Bohannon of Lee’s Summit; other relatives and friends.

Cremation has been accorded.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Inurnment will be in the Strasburg Cemetery.

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Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550


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