Kelly Jo (Vance) Claibourn died March 26, 2009.

Kelly Jo (Vance) Claibourn, 38, of Kansas City, MO passed away, Thursday, March 26, 2009 in Kansas City, MO. Kelly was born January 9, 1971 in Independence to Jerry G. and Joanne (Johnson) Vance, Jr. and has been a lifelong area resident graduating from William Chrisman High School in 1989. She was a devoted mother, sister, and daughter who was fun loving and enjoyed woodworking and crafts and had worked as an office manager for Elf Machine Shop. Kelly also enjoyed going to the casino’s with her grandmother, gardening and outdoor activities with her kids and riding motorcycles and being in the sun. She is survived by; her mother Joanne Tevis and her husband John of Kingsville, MO; her father, Jerry Vance, Jr. of Independence, MO; a son, Tyler Mullins; 4 daughters, Jessi Claibourn, Hannah Claibourn, Charly Claibourn and Alex Claibourn and their father, Jeff Claibourn of Sugar Creek, MO; 2 sisters, Kacy Vance and Lindsey Vance both of Independence, MO; a brother, Kip Vance and his wife Amy of Independence, MO; her grandmother, Mary Goodman of Independence, MO and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Cremation is planned with a memorial service to be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2009 at the Carson-Speaks Chapel. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at the chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to her children’s education fund in care of Hawthorn Bank 220 W. White Oak Independence, MO 64050. A reception at the Mike Onka Hall in Sugar Creek, MO will follow immediately after the services. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com. Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel.