Mark Kimbrell Brunworth

Mark Kimbrell Brunworth, 61, of Richmond, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 12:34 a.m. while surrounded by his loving family.

Mark was born  July 4, 1951 in Kansas City, Mo. to Ernest Kimbrell and Margaret Ann (Grammer) Brunworth.  He married Susan Marie VanVleet of Kansas City, Mo. Oct. 18, 1986 and she survives of the home.

Mark retired in May, 2005 after 30 years of service with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri in Kansas City.  Thereafter he enjoyed his part-time retirement jobs at area convenience stores where he loved to greet customers with one of his stories or poems.  He was an avid fisherman, hunter and poet.  Alcoholics Anonymous changed Mark’s life and in May, 2013 he celebrated 30 years of sobriety.  He was of the Christian faith and his memory serves to remind us all that “every day is a gift.”

Additional survivors include two daughters, Ella Margaret Brunworth of Kansas City, Mo. and Alea Lease Brunworth of the home; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and John Kerry of Belton, Cathy and Alan Hanks of Grandview, Peggy Castle of Raytown, and Judy and Dennis Shay of Liberty; and many nieces and nephews also survive.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund.

Visitation will be held at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond, Friday, July 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with funeral services immediately following at 1:30 p.m.   Burial will be in the South Point Cemetery in Orrick. Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond, is in charge of the arrangements.

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