Ronald R Cisco

July 24, 1940December 22, 2013

Ronald R. Cisco passed peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones Sunday, December 22, 2013 in Holts Summit.

He was born July 24, 1940 in Alpena, AR, the son of the late Helen Jean Buell. On February 14, 1969 he married Gail Butler in Granite City, IL. She survives of the home.

Ron is survived by two sons, Marc R. Cisco (Anastasia) and Scott J. Cisco (Sara) both of Jefferson City; one daughter Elaine J. A. Schaben (Bryan) of Holts Summit; four grandchildren, Mason R. Cisco, Autumn G. Cisco, Lauren A. Cisco, and Mallory E. Cisco, all of Jefferson City. One brother Robert L. Smith of Nampa, ID. And one sister, JoAnn Lee of Sacramento, CA.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Ron after graduating from college, he received his master’s degree from Ball State University. In 1961 he enlisted in the Army, attained the rank of E 6 then entered into Officers Candidate School, and in April 1967 graduated as a 2nd Lt. from Ft. Gordon, GA. He attained the rank of Major upon retiring after 20 years of service. Ron was a life member of the American Legion, VFW, and the NRA. He was a photographer and loved to hunt, fish, and travel. Ron was a former Grand Master of Masonic Lodge 236 of Sedalia, MO and a 32 degree Scottish Rite Shriner. Utilizing his skills learned in Signal Corps training, he established and owned He was a member of the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce and MO Chamber of Commerce.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Debo Funeral Home in Holts Summit with Celebrant Linda Backes officiating. Family will receive friends on Thursday morning from 10 AM until time of service. Masonic service will be held at 11:40 AM. Burial will follow in Callaway Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Children’s Hospital or American Lung Association c/o Debo Funeral Home PO Box 314 Holts Summit, Mo. 65043. Condolences can be sent by visiting Burial will follow in Callaway Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


  • Ronald R. Cisco Thursday, December 26, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Gretchen Buell

January 2, 2014

Gail, and Cisco family. I'm very saddened by your loss. I remember Ronnie stopping by on his way to a new assignment in '68 or '69. He was elated because he was coming home to marry you. So happy you guys stopped by in 05 on your way to the Buell Family Reunion. We got to sort of catch up. Ronnie gave me some excellent internet security advise! Ron and John are fishing together now.

Cindy Dummermuth

December 29, 2013

Gail, I am so sorry to her about your loss. I will keep you and the rest of the family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.

Jim Buell

December 27, 2013

I am sorry to hear of the loss of Ron. I have many memories of Ron over the years.

December 26, 2013

Ron was such an important part of my childhood he will never be forgotten. We enjoyed many summers of fun and play. Along with my sister Jeanne, John and Jim we became closer than first cousins. We were all close family who spent many wonderful times and holidays together. I love you Ron!
Delores Eveland, Cerritos, CA.

December 26, 2013

We are saddened about Ron's death and are keeping Gail and family, in our prayers for God's comfort and peace. As his relative, I remember Ron as a sweet little boy but sadly, had not seen him for many years.
Love, Peggy McNiel Nadin

Pam Brauner

December 25, 2013

Dear Scott and family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

JoAnn Lee

December 25, 2013

We will remember stories together and our memories will keep Ron living in our hearts. I love you all so much.

SSM Hospice

December 24, 2013

Thinking of you during this difficult time and knowing God will give you comfort and strength for tomorrow.

Bobby and Sandy Carr

December 24, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. We didn't ever have the pleasure of meeting Ron but felt close through our sons, Justin and Robby. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers and that he will always be in your heart.