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Michael “Mike” G. Kirkendall

Michael G. “Mike” Kirkendall was born January 5, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri and departed this life on June 1, 2020 at his home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, at the age of 74 years, 4 months, and 27 days.

He was the son of Charles Edward Kirkendall and Doris Blanche (Howell) Kirkendal

From the age of two, Mike was raised by his paternal grandmother, Grace (Ingraham) Kirkendall-Schoepke, a woman he deeply loved and admired, and was always grateful to her for her love and guidance. Mike attended North East High School.

Mike worked as a truck driver for most of his life and retired from Schock Transfer Trucking Company. He was a proud member of Teamster Local #41, Kansas City, Missouri.

On April 24, 1981, Mike was united in marriage with Sandra R. Phelps in Miami, Oklahoma. They lived in Independence until 1993 when they moved to Pleasant Hill, Missouri to make their home.

Mike’s hobbies included racing motorcycles, riding his Harley and fishing. He had a passion for Bluegrass Music and was a member of the Bluegrass Club of Kansas City.

Mike was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Grace (Ingraham) Kirkendall-Schoepke; his father, Charles Edward Kirkendall; his mother, Doris Blanche (Howell) Kirkendall-Richards, and two brothers, Charles Richard Kirkendall and Tommy Lee Kirkendall-Chapman.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy (Phelps) Kirkendall of the home; two daughters, Laura Farnen of Columbia, Missouri and Stephanie Kirkendall Mandina of Texas; one sister, Kathleen (Kirkendall) Cummings and husband LaVell of Utah; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

At Mike’s request, no services are scheduled. Interment will be in the Strasburg Cemetery, Strasburg, Missouri.

2 Messages

  • Wayne and pam henderson Posted June 7, 2020 7:26 am

    So sorry to hear. We met him at Mr. Talley s , playing music.

  • Stephanie Kirkendall Posted July 12, 2020 5:45 pm

    I think you did the best that you could with the hand you were dealt in life. I think you were an extraordinary self taught person of many many hobbies, trades and everyday life. I have so many things in common with you like building, making things, fishing, motorcycles, playing guitar, music and so many other things. I can’t believe we weren’t ever close enough to apprieciate each other’s intelligence and talents. It’s ok though. Well you made your way through life and it looks like I will to but I’m still doing this all alone. I’m sooo grateful for my kids and grandbabies. It’s been only the best part of my life! Please tell everyone I miss them each and everyone. Each one of you made me who I am and I want to thank you all in Heaven for that. I’m a really good person because of each one of you that taught me something. I will see y’all soon but not yet, I have to get this right. Sincere Love & Respect. Your One And Only….. Stephanie Michelle

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