Obituaries — 09 September 2013

Carla Louise Jeffries, 43 of Sibley,

MO passed away, Sunday morning

at her residence. Services were held

on., Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the

Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E.

39th St., Independence, MO 64055.

Burial followed in Six Mile Cemetery.

The family will greeted friends on

Wednesday evening at the chapel.

Carla was born in Independence, MO

on April 7, 1970. She graduated from

Fort Osage High School in 1988 and

received her associate’s degree from

Longview Community College. Carla

worked at the Osage Honey Farm

during her high school years. She

began working for Mutual Benefit

Life in 1988, but took a brief break to

work at Redfearn Law Firm, before

returning to Mutual Benefit Life. The

company grew and changed names

to Fortis Benefits and now Assurant

Employee Benefits, where she was

still employed. She cherished the

many friendships she developed over

the years with everyone she worked

with. Carla married her high school

love, Troy Jeffries, on April 13, 1991.

They made their home in Sibley, MO

raising their two beautiful daughters,

Samantha Louise and Shannon

Elizabeth. Carla enjoyed time with

her family and friends. She was a

supportive wife, fantastic mother and

loyal friend. Carla enjoyed reading,

cross-stitch, watching the Royals

and, most of all, the countless hours

dedicated to her girls cheerleading.

Carla was preceded in death by her

maternal and paternal grandparents.

Carla is survived by husband Troy

Jeffries, daughters Samantha and

Shannon, all of the home; her friend

by chance and mother by choice,

Betty Endecott of Lee’s Summit, MO;

mother-in-law and father-in-law Pat

and Pete Jeffries of Sibley, MO; three

brother-in-laws, Steven of KCMO,

David (Christine) of Sibley, MO, and

Travis (Jonna) of Sibley, MO; five

nephews, three nieces, and four great

nieces and nephews; as well as her

loyal dogs, Jack and Taz; and a wealth

of extended family and lifelong

friends. She will be missed by all. A

fund has been set up at Adams Dairy

Bank in Blue Springs to assist with

Samantha’s and Shannon’s education

and activity expenses. Donations can

be sent to Adams Dairy Bank, 651

NE Coronado Dr., Blue Springs, MO

64014, payable to: “The Samantha

and Shannon Jeffries Fund.” A special

thank you to Mark Bohen, Joe Sevcik

and John Roberts for establishing this

fund. Crossroads Hospice has been

an incredible source of support and

comfort to Carla, her family and her

friends. Toni has been phenomenal.

Her compassion, honesty and

support have been comforting and

valued. Online condolences may be

expressed at

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban

Chapel 816.376.3600)

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