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Obituary of Laura Jean Whitley
Laura Jean Whitley, 55, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019 after a battle with cancer, she is now home with her heavenly father.
She was born on December 31, 1963 in St. Joseph, Missouri to James and Shirley McAsey.
Laura married Kelly Whitley in 1984 but they later divorced in 1998.
She graduated from Lafayette High School in 1982 where she also worked at Dairy Queen. She served in the Air National Guard. From 1999 until she was diagnosed in March of 2019, she worked at IAT, and also worked part time at Dillard’s from 2004 to 2013.
She loved spending time with family and watching football with her friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, and brother James McAsey Jr.
Survivors include her mother, sister; Linda Kerns (Carl), sons; Bill Whitley (Melissa), Buster Whitley (Jordanna), grandchildren; Karsyn, Emeri, Grayson, Brody, Rhylann, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that were as close as family.
Cremation Services under the direction of Simplify Cremations & Funerals. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Simplify Cremations & Funerals. Laura wanted family and friends to know how peaceful and fulling they made this journey home. Until we meet again. Luv ya, LJ.To send flowers to the family of Laura Whitley, please visit Tribute Store