Claude Dwight Vance

Friday, June 13, 2014

Claude Dwight Vance, 53, of Bronaugh, Mo., passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospice House, in Kansas City. He was born April 30, 1961, in Visalia County, Calif., the son of Ted Dwight and Ora Christine (Triplett) Vance. On May 1, 1981, he was united in marriage to Deanna Lea Price and she survives of the home.

When Claude was very young the family moved from California to Missouri, settling in the Stockton area where he attended school. After his high school years and marriage to Deanna, the couple lived in Dadeville and took care of the maintenance for the Stockton Lake campgrounds and surrounding lake areas. He and Deanna and their family moved to Bronaugh 27 years ago and have made the area their home since that time.

He was of the Baptist faith and was baptized 30 years ago in the river near Walnut Grove. For more than 20 years Claude was employed by Rick Rider LLC installing water supply lines. In what spare time he had he enjoyed raising a garden and loved to can and freeze produce. But his greatest passion was hunting and fishing and spending as much time outdoors as possible. As a tradition, each year the family would go camping on the Osage River near Schell City and that was the time that he most cherished, time with his father, son, and grandsons -- that and his other favorite thing -- spoiling his only daughter.

Aside from his wife, Deanna, and his parents, other survivors include his sons, Claude Allen Vance and his wife, Ashley, of Lawrence, Kan., and Robert Dwight Vance and his wife, Jamie, of Bronaugh; his daughter, Kayla Lea Vance, of Joplin; grandchildren, Trevor and Conner Vance, of Lawrence, Kan.; stepgrandchildren, Mason Bogart and Ava Dawn Vance, of Nevada; his brother, Tony Vance, of Stockton; his sisters, Kim Worthan, of Kansas City, Trudy Chapute and Allen, of Walnut Grove, Judy Ward and Mike, of Wichita, and Anita Smith and Richard, of Walnut Grove; half-sister, Jerrylyn Morgan and Larry, of Ash Grove; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and many, many friends.

A memorial services for Claude Dwight Vance will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 16, at the Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Visitation is scheduled from 10-11 a.m., just prior to the service, also at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in Mr. Vance's name to the Worsley Cemetery, in Bronaugh, in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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