In Loving Memory…

Alfred M. Kindle

Alfred M. “Al” Kindle, 77, of Sedalia, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019, at his home.

He was born January 17, 1942, in La Monte, son of Homer Thomas and Myrle Josephine (Poynter) Kindle.

On a beautiful Monday night in Kansas in May of 1964, he was married to Edna Vale (Gilmore), who preceded him in death on February 15, 2017.

Al’s two specialties in life were horse training and storytelling. He trained racehorses the majority of his life and had his best year just last year. He and lifelong friend and horse partner in crime, Patty Wagenknecht, had their most successful year ever. He was a jokester and spent countless hours having breakfast and playing liar’s poker with his friends. Al and Edna loved kids, and were parent figures to many over the years, opening their home to countless people. He loved life on the farm, and hosted many charity events to support the community. He rarely missed one of his grandkids’ ball games. He will be remembered for his generosity. Al was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

He is survived by four children, Shannon Zerilli (Martin), Tom Kindle (Cassie), Jason Kindle (Kim), and Nicole Ramey (Tyler), all of Sedalia; ten grandchildren, Dominic, Colton, Madeline, Brody, Brandon, Eli, Brandon (Nikki), Joshua (Anna), Kaylee and Lacy; one great-granddaughter, Aveline; two sisters, Nadine Klein and Kathy Martin (Corbett); and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Brad Clouse; two brothers and nine sisters.

A celebration of life will be held at the farm at a later date.

Memorials may be given to the Association for Persons with Disabilities, in care of Heckart Funeral Home.


  1. Jackie Metzner Aldridge

    My condolences to the family. I remember back when I worked at The Pit Stop Cafe, Al would come in and have breakfast. He would sit up at what we called the coffee table. Our regular coffee drinkers would always sit there. He was a great guy!

  2. I loved helping Al at the license office. He was such a nice man! He will truly be missed.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Al was a good man. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Waynette (winnie) Mullins

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Karen Long Schmedding

    What a Great Guy! He always made us laugh! He will be sadly missed!RIP Al!
    Love n Prayers to the family!

  6. What a great man with a large heart for all people.

  7. My heart goes out to all of you. Lots of great memories about Alfred. Prayers to the family for peace and comfort.

  8. I’m so sorry to hear this. Al was a friend to me in a very rough time in my life. He and Edna always had time for people and their door was always open. I know his family is grieving but know that many others are too. I didn’t realize how much Tommy looked like his dad until I saw this picture. God bless.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. I have know Alfred my whole life, I loved spending time at the stables out on Grand street when I was a kid,
    Prayers for His family, he was a great man

  11. Sandra (Green) Kerr

    So sorry to hear this news, I knew most of the Kindle family for many years Cannot believe another family member is gone. They will always have a place in my heart. His sister Tina was one of my best friends from school and his wife Edna was a class mate. My heart goes out to the family and May he Rest in Peace.

  12. Candis Gorrell Egusquiza

    So saddened to hear of Mr Kindle’s passing. I have so many great childhood memories of my dad and Al and I owe so much to him for passing down some great horses for me to ride. I’m sure there was a group of Race buddies waiting to welcome him and they are all sharing some more great stories and tales. RIP Mr Al and many prayers for the whole family.

  13. My thoughts and prayers go out for his family. Al was a kind and caring man. In all the years that I knew him, I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone. He was funny and full of jokes. May he join his wife and family in a place with eternal love. May God bless his presence and send his love around the world.

  14. Al and my late husband Jack C. Morgan were great friends for many years. I can’t imagine anyone who wasn’t Al’s friend. He never met a stranger. He was one of a kind and will be missed. So sorry for your loss. Donna Morgan

  15. Ann Wagenknecht Wilson

    Al was loved by many and will be missed.

  16. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  17. Steve and Jan (Martin) Henson

    Saddened by this news! He was my champion. I always felt safe having Al and Edna as neighbors in town while my girls were young. Holding the family in our hugs!

  18. Ray and Maggie Roark

    Prayers for his family, Rip AL, I always enjoyed our visits, you will be remembered and missed.

  19. My prayers and sympathy to the family.

  20. My condolences to the family. Al was a one of a kind breed, to say the least. I am extremely happy to have known him, and to know his kids too as well. I remember him going to Pit Stop cafe and eating breakfast, drinking coffee, and playing liars poker, along with my dad, and all of the other regulars.. He let me bring my kids out and fish in his pond whenever i wanted too also.. I am sad to hear of this news. Al you will be greatly missed!!

  21. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  22. Prayers to the family. He was a great man and will be missed. The stories he and my Dad will be sharing and reminiscing in heaven.

  23. Al was a true man of character. He loved life, as much as he loved horses. He was blessed with the grace of god. May he Rest In Peace.

  24. Eileen Hosier and all our family.

    My heart is heavy with grief. Such a kind and loving family. Al was the only person I would trust my son and my racehorses with. Sending love and prayers your way.

  25. Sad to hear of Uncle Alfred’s passing. Much love to Shannon, Tommy, and Jason and the rest of the family. We have another hole in our hearts, but hopefully our memories of this wonderful man will give us comfort. Uncle Alfred and Aunt Edna set a great example for us all.

  26. To Al’s family (especially Jason and Kim) my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  27. Ray and Debbie Murray

    So sorry to hear this. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Kindle family.

  28. Randy and Debbie Cornelius and family

    So Sorry for your loss, will be thinking of your family. May it bring comfort knowing he is in a better place.

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