St. Joseph News-Press
Saint Joseph, Missouri
August 16, 2010
OBITUARY - MICHAEL L. "MIKE" KILLINGSWORTH
1953 - 2010
SKIDMORE, Mo. — Michael L. "Mike" KILLINGSWORTH, 57, Skidmore, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2010, at a hospital in
Mike was born on March 23, 1953, in Mount Ayr, Iowa, to Harry Edward KILLINGSWORTH and Betty L. BLACK KILLINGSWORTH MYERS;
his father preceded him in death. Mike was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harry E. and Mabel A.
KILLINGSWORTH, and his maternal grandparents, Ernest and Sadie M. BLACK.
Mike was a 1971 graduate of the Albany, Mo., high school. He received his B.S. in ag education from Northwest Missouri State
University in Maryville, Mo. He received his masters in ag economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and he also
had his crop advisor certificate.
Mike lived all his life in Northwest Missouri, was an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Navy, and was of the
Mike was a school teacher. He worked for and the American Berkshire Association, including making several trips abroad. He
also worked for the University of Missouri Extension and was self employed as an ag consultant.
Mike was a member of the Host Lions Club, Maryville, the Missouri Farmers Union, the NW Chapter of Pheasants Forever, the
Democrat Club, and spent time as the committee chair for the Northwest Missouri Democratic Committee.
Mike married Rana R. BIELBY on November 18, 1995, in Oregon; she survives of the home.
Other survivors include his sister, Debra A. THIELE, Prairie Village, Kan.; his brother, Tim E. KILLINGSWORTH,
Pattonsburg, Mo.; and his mother, Betty MYERS, Eagleville, Mo. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Barbara BIELBY,
St. Joseph, and by several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Mike’s funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 17, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home. Burial will be in the
Hillcrest Cemetery, Skidmore. The Rev. Harold HAMON will be the officiant. The family will receive friends from 6 to
8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Mike KILLINGSWORTH Memorial Fund, in care of the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, 206 E. South
Hills Drive, Maryville, MO 64468.
For online obituary and guest book, visit www.bramfuneralhome.com.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010
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