OBITUARY

Michelle L. Kempfer

November 17, 1970December 26, 2020
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Michelle was born November 17, 1970 in Kansas City, MO. She was the daughter of Frank and Loretta Manning. An only child, but a sister to all who knew her. She attended Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State), where she met her husband, Brian. She finished her schooling at St. John’s College of Nursing, where she received her nursing license.

Michelle spent her working years as a nurse in the oncology unit at Research Medical Center before retiring to take care of her three daughters. She was nurturing and welcoming to all. She was great at being a best friend. She was a fantastic wife and mother.

She had a witty personality and a dry sense of humor. She was constantly asking questions, but was never judgmental, and she enjoyed trying new things. One of her favorite things to do was check out all of the As Seen on TV products. Her home was full of the best of them. She was always working on a new random skill to entertain and encourage others to be themselves.

One of her favorite things to do was to decorate and do projects around the house. She had a knack for designing home projects and she had a wonderful husband/design partner who could make her dreams come to life.

She was unintentionally inappropriate. She loved every animal except dachshunds (#bantheweiner). Time was never of the essence for her; she was relatively unfazed by looming deadlines and did her best work in the final moments.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Loretta. She is survived by her husband, Brian, and daughters, Taylor, Amanda and Kelly.

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Cassandra Coad

January 1, 2021

Brian, Taylor, Amanda, Kelly -

There are no words for your profound loss. Michelle was one of a kind who had a dry wit, quick with engaging you and was always up on the latest entertainment gossip. We would staunchly believe that it wasn’t true unless it was in People magazine. She was the queen of DIY and her kitchen aid. And she loved her family first and foremost.

Alan Gould

December 31, 2020

Brian, I am so very sorry to hear this. Thinking of you from over here in Scotland. Treasure the good memories.

Michelle Davenport

December 31, 2020

Brian, I'm so sorry. All my thoughts and hope for peace.

Jim & Jodi Tromba

December 30, 2020

We cannot express how sorry we are that Michelle/your mom has passed. Please know that we are here for all of you. We are praying that you can get through all this together, by thinking of the fun and great times you all had together.
Jim & Jodi & family.

Kathy Biggerstaff

December 30, 2020

Brian and Girls, please know I sincerely hope you can find peace.

John Trompeter

December 29, 2020

Brian & family - our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, John & Kathy Trompeter

Marcia Worrell

December 29, 2020

My family knew Michelle and her parents for much of her life and enjoyed watching her grow into the loving mother and caring nurse she became. Her parents and mine shared many a wonderful conversation sitting in their lawn chairs every evening discussing this and that. My condolences and sympathy to her family in this sad time. She will be very missed.

Stacia Harger

December 29, 2020

Brian, we are so very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

- Kevin, Stacia, Jaedon, & Joah Harger

Kathleen Donahue Ryan

December 28, 2020

Brian I will try to be there for the service on Thursday if weather here in Iowa clears up.
My thoughts and prayers with your entire family during this difficult time.

Sabrina Kempfer

December 28, 2020

So very sorry to hear about Michelle passing away. My sincere condolences. Hugs, thoughts, and prayers.

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