Kenneth Mountjoy

January 13, 1924January 4, 2015

Kenneth R. Mountjoy, 90, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at his home in Columbia. During this time he kept his wit and pleasant personality. He will be missed by all his family and friends. Kenneth was born January 13, 1924, in Ashland, MO, to Claudis Ralph Mountjoy and Stella M. Hinshaw Mountjoy. He attened school in Ashland until his Jr. Year of High School and attended his Senior Year at Hickman High school graduating in the class of 1943. Following graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and retired November 1,1967 with 20 Years of Service. His early years of service was Sea Duty and in 1951 was ordered to Paris, France to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) when General Dwight D. Eisenhower was Supreme Allied Commanding Officer. He returned to the States in 1952 and was stationed at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. to Chief of Naval Operations OP-33 which was the hub of the organization. His single days ended August 7, 1954 when he married Dorothy(Onusko) Mountjoy in Perryopolis Pa , St. Nicholas Catholic Church. In 1956 he received orders to Paris,France and was assigned to MAGG (Military Assistance Program Mission. In 1959, received orders to the Naval Air station, Kingsville MO. In 1963 he was ordered to Saigon, Vietnam. In 1964 was ordered to Atsugi, Japan ,Fleet Composite Squadron Five. In 1966 returned to the Pentagon once again in the Office of Naval Intelligence , until retirement in 1967. He served in World War 11, Korean War, and Vietnam. After retirement from the Navy Kenneth worked for Shelter Insurance Company for 18 year and retired in 1986. He kept busy with Veterans Affairs and was very active in VFW Post 280 serving as Quartermaster , Bingo Worker and Chairman for a number of years. He also volunteered at Harry S. Truman VA Hospital. He was a member of VFW Post 280, Life member of the Military Order of the Cooties (Fun organization under VFW serving veterans in beds of white), American Legion Post 202, Columbia MO, Fleet Rreserve Association, and TREA ( The Enlisted Association).



  • Visitation Wednesday, January 7, 2015
  • Mass Thursday, January 8, 2015


  • Interment

Kenneth Mountjoy

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January 29, 2016

Dorothy, Your were so very caring with/to Ken during the short time I knew you at The Terrace. My prayers and love are with you during your grief. Come visit us!

Peace, Eulene Zizmer

Janice McGreehan

January 10, 2015

Dorothy, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know, from experience, how very much you will miss your Ken. How wonderful that the two of you had 60 years of marriage together. (I was two years old when at your wedding.) Wishing you peace.

January 9, 2015

Ken was my underwriter during the early part of my career with MFA which started in june of 1974. He was and remains one of my all time favorite Shelter people. I always felt very blessed for the lessons and information he taught me that have helped me throughout my career. God bless you all Larry O'Neal agent Stilwell Oklahoma

January 7, 2015

Dorothy and Family, My love and prayers are with you. May your memories of Ken ease your sorry. Dorothy give me a phone call at The Terrace---I remember our talks at dinner time..Eulene Zismer, 875-7131.

melissa Robnett Bass

January 7, 2015

Dear Dorothy and Larry:

I came so close to being a part of your family and loved you and Ken like my own mom and dad...and often said I wished I could keep my "in-laws" even though Larry and I went our separate ways. Larry and I did not lack for love of each other we had great teachers...but a lack of maturity...had it have two or three years later in our lives I would have been calling you mom and dad but that was not God's plan . I was however, able to keep in contact and continue a wonderful relationship with you both through the VFW. I will keep all of your family in my prayers. Ken has enriched so many lives, in so many ways...his passing will be felt greatly...but oh the many marvelous memories, values and most importantly LOVE he has left with us to continue to share with others. With love and respect, Melissa Robnett Bass and family.

jeff Reichstein

January 6, 2015

sorry to hear about Kens passing, RIP sailor. my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this loss of a loved one.

Jeff Reichstein
USN ret.

Tammie Morris

January 6, 2015

Larry, I am so sad to hear about your dad. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kim Veley

January 6, 2015

I will always remember Kenneth with a big smile on his face and his joy of life! My heart goes out to all of the family and I hope God wraps his arms around you and gives you comfort during this difficult time!

Kim Mueller Veley

Barbara Marshall

January 6, 2015

My thoughts are with you.