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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Obituary: Morris Vane Kingsolver

  • Morris Vane Kingsolver, 80, Gladstone, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at North Care Hospice.
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  • Morris Vane Kingsolver, 80, Gladstone, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at North Care Hospice.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 NE Vivion Road, Kansas City. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chapel. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Elmwood Cemetery, Linneus.
    Memorials to Elmwood Cemetery may be left at or mailed to the chapel.
    Morris was born February 23, 1934, near Linneus, son of John Vane and Mary Aileen (Crookshanks) Kingsolver.  He married Shirley Jenkins on January 25, 1955, in Brookfield, MO.
    After graduating from Linneus High School in 1952, Morris worked on the family farm, then served in the US Army from 1956 to 1958, stationed in France.  Upon his return, he was employed by the Linn County Abstract Company. In 1961, the family moved to Kansas City, where he worked for Kansas City Title and Chicago Title Insurance Company for 35 years.  
    Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of the home; daughters, Diana (Danny) Leahy and Delora Kingsolver; daughter-in-law Amy Kingsolver; seven grandchildren; a sister, Carolyn McIntyre; brother, James (Sandra) Kingsolver; Connie Garone, who was considered an adopted daughter and close family friend; and many nieces, nephews and extended relatives.  
    He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis.

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