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Joe Reed Carney

Joe Reed Carney, Crane, MO, son of Jim and Bertha (Hilton) Carney, was born on March 16, 1928 in Cape Fair, MO and departed this life on August 28, 2019, at the age of 91.


Joe Carney

Upon graduating from Crane High School and a brief stay in CA, Joe received a degree in Agriculture from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Upon graduation, he joined the US Air Force where he attained to the rank of Captain and was a fighter pilot in the Korean War.


After a Medical Discharge life eventually led him to Maryland where he became involved in Real Estate as well as enrolling in law school at the University of Baltimore earning a Juris Law Degree and his doctorate in 1973.


In 1976 the greatest accomplishment happened in his life, he answered the call of God in his life. He then attended Christian Life College in CA graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Degree in Theology.


Moving to Olathe, KS. he took a position in the Federal Aviation Administration where he worked until he retired.


Upon his retirement he moved back to his roots in Crane and the family farm. From this point he rarely appeared in public without his Korean War Veteran cap, a smile and a willing conversation.


His hobby was his farm, his passion was Christ and his character was “lively”.


His faith and his love for music, singing and playing the guitar remained throughout his life and brought him much joy.


Joe was preceded in death by his father, Jim, his mother, Bertha, his four brothers, Bill, Marvin, Woodrow, James Lewis (an infant) and one sister, Pauline Moreland.


He is survived by his wife, Ramona Carney of Crane, MO; children, Joshua Carney and wife, Rebecca of San Antonio, TX, Carol Butler and husband, Keith of Berryville, AR, Kay of North Carolina, David of Florida, Jimmy, Dana, and David of California; grandchildren, Judah, Chiaryn, Pemberly, Craig, Krista, Kent and many other wonderful and beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Lorine Eitel of Aurora, MO and a host of other relatives and friends.


Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Stumpff Funeral Chapel, Crane, MO. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Morris officiating. Burial will be in Crane Community Cemetery, Crane, MO under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane, MO.


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