Alta Mae Roney

Alta Mae Roney, 89, of Richmond, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Richmond.

Alta was born April 6, 1927, in Vibbard, to Burnis and Dicy (Gabbert) Norris. She married Jerry Roney, of Richmond, Nov. 5, 1945. He preceded her in death Aug. 13, 2001.

Survivors include: four sons and three daughters-in-law, Berkley and Martha Roney, of Excelsior Springs, Eddie Dean and Vicki Roney, of Henderson, Nev., Patrick L. and Debi Roney, of Lawson and Shawn Roney, of Richmond; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Shirley Clevenger, of Excelsior Springs and Glenda and Kenneth Neff, of Blue Springs; five grandchildren, Hillary Roney, Amber Driggs and her husband, Travis, Chris Roney and his wife, Michele, Kevin Roney and his wife, Becky and Kyle Roney; and eight great-grandchilden, Alyssa Roney, Mason Larson, Patrick Roney, Hillary Roney, Bradley Roney, Maddison Roney, Jaiden DeFries and Austin DeFries.

In addition to her parents and husband, Alta was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Norris and Kenny Wayne Norris.

Alta was a homemaker. She also worked at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond as a Med Tech for five years. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Richmond where she was also a Sunday School teacher. Alta liked quilting and love to bake. She lived in Ray County most of her life.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Missionett’s at the Assembly of God Church in Richmond.

Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, May 20, at the Assembly of God Church, Richmond. Funeral services follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial is in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences maybe left at

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