Charles E. Comfort

February 15, 1937March 19, 2020

Charles Edwin Comfort, of Raytown, MO, passed away on March 19, 2020, after 53 ½ years of marriage and just over 83 years on this earth. He was born in Columbia, Missouri, on February 15, 1937, to James Edwin Comfort and Elizabeth Meek Comfort. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1955 and earned a B. S. in Engineering from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He served in the Missouri National Guard for six years.

Charles married Suanne McDaniel in 1966; they had one daughter, Kelly Lynn Comfort. Charles worked as a test engineer at Vendo Corporation, at Fixtures Furniture, and was a safety engineer for USF&G Insurance Company. Charles was an active member of Raytown Christian Church, serving as church elder, sound technician, an active supporter of the music ministry, treasurer for the H and H Sunday School class, and in other capacities. He also drove for Meals on Wheels for many years.

Charles was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Lawrence Comfort.

He is survived by wife, Suanne of Kansas City, Missouri; daughter, Kelly Comfort, of Houston, Texas; brother, Dr. George David Comfort of Mexico, Missouri; sister-in-law, Maria Comfort of Los Angeles, California and many nieces and nephews.

His remains were donated to Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

Memorial contributions may be made to Raytown Christian Church, 6108 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133.

We are grateful for his gentle spirit and servant’s heart.

No date has been set yet for a memorial service. That will be scheduled once it is safe to travel and gather together to mourn our loss and celebrate his life.


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Leonard Carr

March 24, 2020

With deepest sympathy. Leonard Carr (Vendo Associate)

Carolyn Nesbitt

March 24, 2020

We share prayers of comfort and send love to his family. The loss of Charles leaves us all saddened. When I was with him and SuAnn and Kelly as a part of family gatherings, he always had a smile and enjoyed conversations with us. He will be missed.

Donna Bowles

March 23, 2020

When Dana called and told me the unexpected news, we cried. We are so sorry for your loss and are continuing to pray for each of you.

Linda Wood

March 21, 2020

Always there to help everyone who needs help. Charles will be greatly missed by all of us at RCC. My heart aches for Suzanne and Kelley. I will be praying for comfort and many, many good memories for family and friends of Charles.

Barbara Steele

March 21, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss, Sueann and Kelly. I have such fond memories of Charles. He showed his love for the Lord with his constant service to others. He was always there, helping. I wish I had the words to express how much I appreciated knowing him. You are in my prayers.