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Classen, Michelle Kay

Classen, Michelle Kay

November 19, 1947 — November 19, 2019

Michelle Kay (Foltz) Classen, 72, of Kearney, MO, passed away November 19, 2019, at North Kansas City Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. Visitation will be held from 2-4 pm Sunday, November 24, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am Monday, November 25, at St. James Catholic Church, 309 South Stewart Road, Liberty. Burial will follow in Glenridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Michelle was born November 19, 1947, in Sioux City, IA, the younger of two daughters of Clifford Joseph and Berniece Virginia (Peters) Foltz. She was united in marriage to David Joseph Classen on August 16, 1969, in Omaha, NE. Dr. Classen preceded Michelle in death on August 1, 2005.

Michelle's career in public service at the Clay County Courthouse spanned 25 years, first in Child Support for the State of Missouri, and more recently a Jury Supervisor for Clay County. She retired in 2017. She was an active member of the Liberty Lions Club and the Kearney-Holt Community Theater. She was a longtime member of St. James Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Brooke Vaughn (Brice) and Brienne Renfrow (Chris); her grandchildren who were her pride and joys: Colby, Jillian, Jace, Bleu, Jordin and Carter; her sister, Shaun Barton (Richard); as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and many friends. She will be greatly missed by all.

Service Information

Visitation will be held from 2-4 pm Sunday, November 24, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am Monday, November 25, at St. James Catholic Church, 309 South Stewart Road, Liberty. Burial will follow in Glenridge Cemetery.

Classen, Michelle Kay's Guestbook

One of my best memories with you is when we were wrapping presents for the Liberty Christmas tree this was the service organization project that the Lions adopted and you were helping me wrap presents and Lance was doing a horrible job and you were trying to fix it. I also remember your giving spirit and saying that my grandkids will have to understand because there’s another family that needs my help more this Christmas you were always selfless we will miss you

Huebner Family

Rest in peace, Michelle. To your family who mourns your passing, may the angels wrap you in their beautiful wings and bring you comfort and solace, knowing that she is safe in the arms of Jesus.

Kathy Barnhart

I always had fun working with your mom at the Barry Pointe McDonald's in the early to mid 1990's with our mutual friend Joy Brecht - she was always a fun lady to know, and I appreciated the advice she gave me about jury duty back when she worked at the courthouse. Lots of love to you and your family!

Duane P. Eklof

Always ready for adventure, always full of life and laughter, always full of love for all and now always a hole in our hearts without you. We will miss our Polly.

Cathi Svetlecic

Brooke, Brienne and families. We meant your mom (and dad) many many years ago . We have made so many memories together. I cannot believe this has happen.So many good times, so many laughs. She enjoyed and loved life and her family. Grant her eternal rest oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. RIP Amen

Kathy and Larry Mendyk

She was so much support for me when my husband passed away. She was always there to talk. I know how much she loved her family and I know it was retuned. We all loved her at the Courthouse. For me she was way to young but if she had to leave us she went to the best place. May she Rest In Peace.

Stanifa Elliott

You were more than a boss. More than a friend. You were a second mom. Your impact on me and my life are bigger than you could know. Rest well, my friend. Know that I will see you soon and what an awesome rejoice that will be.

Dawn

Memories of a summer time long ago. We did spend some fun time together that year. You will be missed my cousin. You were a great mother and a wonderful grandmother. And a Good Sister! You will be missed cousin. Love you Denys.

Denys Agius

Brooke and Brienne. The years our families were neighbors are some of my best memories. Your parents made everything so much fun. We couldn't have ask for a better neighborhood. They are truly missed.

Patty Willard

From a fellow Gooser....RIP Michelle. Your love of life and friendship will be missed.

Martha Lyon

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