Jean Jeffries, 82, of Independence, Missouri, passed away May 28, 2009 at Centerpoint Medical Center.

Jean was born September 28, 1926 in Independence, Missouri, the daughter of Walter (Heavy) and Laura F. (Bellamy) Warner.

She was a member of the Six Mile Baptist Church.

Jean was an avid reader, a fantastic cook, loved crocheting and walking and was loved by both family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Gale W. Jeffries, Jan 2, 1998, a precious daughter, Debi Strome in 2007, two brothers, George and Bud Warner, two sisters, JoAnn Boyce and Donna Flynsbaugh. Survivors include two sons, Howard Merchant of Huntsville, TX and Tom Jeffries and wife Paula of Blue Springs, MO, two daughters, Laura Jeffries of Indep, MO, Penny Reser and husband Max of Buckner, MO, and son-in-law Mike Strome of Independence, MO, 9 grandchildren, Karen Beem, Julie Valdivia and husband Frank, Joni Beem and husband Terry Burks, Gabriel Reser and wife Sandra, Brian Jeffries and wife Jodi, Joshua Reser and wife Christy, Jacob Jeffries and friend Julie Lambert, Brice and Georgia Merchant, 8 great-grandchildren, Morgan Burks, Seth Bernal, Drew Burks, Austin Reser, Gage Bernal, Jesse Reser, Mason Valdivia, Catelyn Merchant, two brothers, Walt Warner and Virgil Roedel, 3 sisters, Betty Brannan, Mary Conwell, Shirley Peasley.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, contributions to Six Mile Cemetery, 2821 Trenchard Drive, Independence, MO, 64057.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, June 1, 2009 at New Salem Funeral Home. Burial in Six Mile Cemetery. Visitation will be 7 to 8:30 P.M., Sunday, May 31, 2009 at New Salem chapel. Arr: New Salem Funeral Home & Cemetery 816-796-8600.