In Loving Memory …

Myrna L. Gorrell

Myrna Lou (Case) Gorrell, 79, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

She was born August 9th, 1940 to James Earl and Verna Alice (Kerfoot) Case, in a farmhouse in Johnson County, MO.  She attended Cottage Elementary then Green Ridge School, graduating in 1958.  Myrna was married to Larry Gene Gorrell on September 12th, 1959.

Myrna was employed at Klang’s Bookstore, Sedalia License Bureau, Bothwell Hospital, Pettis County Clerk, and Pettis County Assessor’s Office where she retired in 1999.

She was active in her community as a Board Member of Sedalia Women’s Bowling Association, a Junior Bowling Instructor, Girl Scout Leader, and President of Girls Khoury Softball League.  In 1973 she was a candidate for Outstanding Young Woman of Sedalia.

She was the Director of Camp Sacajawea Girl Scout Camp and recognized for her outstanding leadership.  Myrna was a 19-year board member of Windwood Shores Homeowners Association at the Lake of The Ozarks.  She and Larry enjoyed remodeling homes and building their beautiful lake home.  She volunteered at Skyline Elementary and helped with the building of Kinderville.

She was a Member of Broadway Presbyterian Church, a choir member for 18 years, and a Board Member of Broadway Presbyterian Preschool for 11 years.  She currently attended New Hope United Methodist Church in Edwards, MO.

She and Larry enjoyed attending ballgames of their children and grandchildren as well as watching the Kansas City Chiefs and MU Tigers.

Surviving are two daughters, Delona Deane Potter (Jeffrey) and Darcia Diane Koetting (Jeffrey); grandchildren, Quinten Koetting (Krista), Eric Potter (Erin), Carleigh Williams (Robert), Lindsey Potter, Coulten Koetting and Courtney Koetting; great grandchildren, Parker, Oliver, Jocie, and Penny; one sister, Janet Shelledy; one sister-in-law, Jami Schroeder of Sedalia; one brother, James Earl Case, Jr., of Gravois Mills; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, Larry Gorrell; her parents; a sister, Anna Catherine Manual; in-laws George and Marthella Gorrell; sister-in-law, Bonnie (Gorrell) Utt; brothers-in-law, Dennis Utt and George Gorrell, Jr.; and one nephew, Jeffrey Utt.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia, with Pastor Cliff Saupe officiating.

Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Quinten Koetting, Eric Potter, Coulten Koetting, Chris Gorrell, Troy Gorrell and Perry Gorrell.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Virgil & Judy Kurtz, Jim & Linda Reid, Ellis & Marian Tilman, Vera Bowline, Ron & Donna Bleeckert, Jeff Koetting and Jeff Potter.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Broadway Presbyterian Preschool, Williams Syndrome Association or Green Ridge Scholarship Fund.



  1. I am so sorry for your families loss. May the memories in which you shared be of comfort to you and your family.

  2. Such a loving caring lady. Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace during this time of loss.

  3. So sorry to hear about Miss Myrna passing away. She was such a sweet lady. Prayers for you and your family.

  4. Sheri Rabourn Stevenson

    I am so very sorry for your loss, her face looks so farmiliar an i now know no why she was the wonderful lady at.the cgirl scout camp. Such an amazing lady. We always had so much fun out there. She was a hoot. May the Lord hold you close in your time of need. God bless

  5. Perry this is Cathy Griffey. Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She sounded like a remarkable woman. She will be missed by many❤️😢

  6. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all the family. She was such a wonderful, sweet lady.

  7. Sending our sympathy to Myrna’s family. She was graceful and generous in dealing with others. God bless you, Miss Myrna!

  8. Kenny and Barb Schnakenberg

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayers to you and your families 💐💐

  9. I’ll always have fond memories of Myrna and all the ways I witnessed her showing her family and our community her love and devotion. She lived an amazing life and was a well respected and loved lady.
    Grant unto her eternal rest, and may perpetual light shine upon her, Amen.

  10. Darcia & family
    Abe & I are saddened by the passing of your mother & grandma. She was such a wonderful lady! Loved her! Prayers for the days ahead! I know she will be missed!

  11. Michelle Dowler

    So sorry for your loss darci! We will keep you in our prayers .

  12. Terri Lane(Brown)

    So sorry for your loss! Your mom was a warm and kind lady! Thoughts and prayers are with your family!

  13. Tom and Kelly Sobaski

    We are so sorry for your loss!

  14. Darcia & Family, So sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. May the Lord wrap his arms around you in comfort and peace. Becky Garst

  15. Myrna was an amazing lady. Always a smile on her face and love in her heart. Delona, Darcia and family, you are in my prayers.

  16. Harold and Barbara Schultz

    We will miss her smiling face at family gatherings. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother.

  17. Girls I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family’s.

  18. So very sorry for your loss. Myrna and Larry are and will be missed by all from New Hope Methodist Church. Such a lovely couple. Myrna is now with her husband Larry in there home with our Lord.

  19. Friendship Circle

    So very sorry for your families loss. We miss visiting with Myrna and Larry at New Hope Methodist. Very sweet people. God bless you all. The Ladies of Knobby Friendship Circle.

  20. Joe & Mary Kay Ryan

    Delona & Darcia- so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom-we have so many good memories of good times we had with her- Thoughts & Prayers go out to you and your families-

  21. Darcia, my heart is broken for you and your sister. May God’s Peace provide comfort at this time. Until your family is United Again❤

  22. Edwin & Norma Taylor

    Myrna was a special sweet person. She and Larry were friends for many years. Spent many days visiting with them and the Bowlines at the lake and the fish fries. Will be missed by all. She, Larry and Don Bowline are setting on that creek bank in Heaven talking old times. God bless to all her family.

  23. Kerry & Kay Carder

    Delona & Darcia, we are so sorry to hear your mom passed. Some how we expected this might happen. Your parents were together for so long and did so much together. We all will remember them both fondly. They were such good people. God Bless – Kerry and Kay

  24. Debbie Williams

    My dear friend, my heart hurts for you, Delona, and the rest of your family. Miss Myrna was such a wonderful person and made the world a better place. Loved her very much. I’m always here for you any time. Saying prayers for all.

  25. Carol Sue martin

    So so sorry for your loss always remember the wonderful memories and she will forever be in your hearts

  26. Alan and Venita Klover

    Darcia and family, I’m thinking and praying for God’s peace and comfort to see you through this difficult time. I was on vacation with your Dad and now with school can’t attend for your Mom. Please know that my heart goes out to you and your loved ones. I know how tough it is, but it is comforting to know they are in a better place. Your heart will always miss them, but find comfort that they are at peace.
    Alan and Venita Klover

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