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Remley, Ronald E.

Remley, Ronald E.

February 19, 1953 — September 8, 2021

Ronald Edwin Remley, 68, of Kearney, MO, passed peacefully on September 8, 2021, at Liberty Hospital with loved ones at his side.

Ron was born February 19, 1953, in Moberly, MO, the second of four children of Albert Clyde and Alma Mae (Chapple) Remley. His parents preceded him in death.

Ron grew up in Centralia, MO, where he was a three-sport athlete in high school. He went on to play football at Butler County Junior College in El Dorado, KS and at Northeast Missouri State in Kirksville MO. At Northeast, Ron received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education for Industrial Arts and Physical Education.

On July 31, 1976, Ron was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Janet Lynn Mattson, and they are blessed with two children and four grandchildren.

Ron and Jan moved to Liberty, MO after college graduation to pursue teaching. Ron taught Woodworking and coached at Liberty High School from 1976 to 1981.

Following teaching, Ron began his 40-year career in the construction business, first working as a Construction Superintendent and eventually establishing his own business, Ron Remley Construction. He worked up until the Friday before he died, and even from his hospital bed.

Ron coached his son Shane's many youth baseball teams. He also cheered Shane's and his daughter Megan's many high school and college games. Ron refereed high school and college basketball for over 30 years and high school football for almost 40 years. He loved those Friday night lights and his crew!

As Shane and Megan became coaches, you could find Ron on the sidelines at Shane's baseball games and Megan's volleyball matches, adopting their entire teams as his own. While he didn't always remember a name, he never forgot a player's number. Ron recently added attending his grandchildren's baseball and soccer games, swim meets, music concerts and dance recitals to his routine. He loved supporting his kids in all their special events. He was also an active member of Liberty Christian Church.

Ron leaves his wife of 45 years, Jan; two children and their families: son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Jennifer Remley and their children Ross and Rosalie; daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Kellen Laws and their children Kyler and Gracyn. He also leaves his siblings and their spouses: Rick and Liz Remley, Rhonda and Mitch Fletcher, and Ruth and Jeff Breedlove; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and countless friends, including the young lives he dedicated himself to while coaching, refereeing, or simply cheering on from the stands. He will be greatly missed by all.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 am, followed by a service celebrating Ron's life at 11:00 am, on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Liberty Christian Church, 427 East Kansas Street, Liberty, MO. A reception for friends and family will follow the service on the church grounds. Casual dress is encouraged and masks are required in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Rebuilding Together, 2050 Plumber's Way #150, Liberty, MO 64068 (rebuilding together.org) or to a fund for baseball field improvements at Kearney High School: checks should be payable to KHS Baseball and in memo include "Ron Remley Field Memorial" and mailed to Kearney High School, 715 East 19th Street, Kearney, MO 64060. A basket and envelopes for donations to either organization will also be available at the service.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 9:30 am, followed by a service celebrating Ron’s life at 11:00 am, on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Liberty Christian Church, 427 East Kansas Street, Liberty, MO. A reception for friends and family will follow the service on the church grounds. Casual dress is encouraged and masks are required in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Rebuilding Together, 2050 Plumber’s Way #150, Liberty, MO 64068 (rebuilding together.org) or to a fund for baseball field improvements at Kearney High School: checks should be payable to KHS Baseball and in memo include “Ron Remley Field Memorial” and mailed to Kearney High School, 715 East 19th Street, Kearney, MO 64060. A basket and envelopes for donations to either organization will also be available at the service.

Remley, Ronald E.'s Guestbook

Ron was one of the finest men ive ever known in the Concrete business.Ill miss those occasional chats.Just a fine fine man.

Russ Howard sr.

Jan, so sorry for you and your families loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Have fond memories playing high school football with Ron and Jan on the sidelines.

Barry Hulen

Jan and family, so sad to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a great athlete, and a very nice schoolmate. Jan, you n Ron were an amazing couple, so rare to meet the love of your life in high school n go on to having an amazing 45 years of happiness together. It sounds like he went about making the world a better place. Many prayers for peace and many wonderful memories to ease the loss. God Bless

Linda Castle

Jan So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a truly fine man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. So happy to remember him as a teammate and fraternity brother.

Warren Sims

I was a laborer for Lackey Custom homes when Ron was hired as superintendent of all phases. He taught me how to be a carpenter, more than that, he taught me how to deal with people. His ability to diffuse a situation and listen, all the while giving them a simple solution with a smile has given me a ability in life not offered at any school . Ron you will be greatly missed here, thank you for all you have done.

Brian Hayward

Jan and family our most heartfelt condolences. We have such fond memories of our boys playing baseball together with Ron as a great coach. The boys loved him. Prayers you find peace and comfort in all your beautiful memories.

Mark and Julie Longwell

He was a special man who supported, motivated, and encouraged student athletes and coaches.

Susan Dowden

Jan & Family Our prayers and hugs to the whole family. Jan was a great 1st grade teacher to my daughter and we always knew she loved her family. Loved seeing her swimming ,a couple of summers ago, with her grandchildren and at the vet. She is always been so family oriented of a great family. Our thoughts will be with you on Saturday.

Kay Carrico & Emily Carrico Ahart

Tall, Good Natured, Friendly, Hard Working; Dedicated to youth sports One of my favorite people as we tip-toed through the maze of Coaches, Teams, and fellow parents...just trying to find the "right combination" for our Son, Brent. Ron was one of the GOOD ONES!!!

Greg Salyer

Prayer and Condolences for you and your family at this time

Ron & Paula Littrell

To the family of Ron: I recently retired from Wall÷Ties, and was so sorry to hear of his passing. Ron was one of my favorite customers , and we always visited a little each time he called. He often spoke of his children and his wife and was a genuine gentleman. My prayers are with you. I know he will be missed by many. Sincerely, Terylan Walker

Terylan Walker

Rest easy, young man.

Aaron Remley

Our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your husband. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of the life you shared.

Sheila Cogley

Long distance cousins but I still have fond memories of the times we got to visit when mom and dad took us back to Missouri every few years.

Jan Remley Lyons

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