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Ronald M. Brumback

Ronald Monroe Brumback, the eldest child of Kenneth Monroe Brumback and Cecile Ann Ashmead Brumback, was born August 2nd 1951 and died June 30th, 2021 at Four Seasons Living Center in Sedalia following a lengthy illness.

He was predeceased by his parents, grandparents Clarence and Lucille Brumback, William and Cecile Ashmead and an infant brother, Randall Keith Brumback. He is survived by three siblings, Joyce Brumback of Surprise Arizona, Suzanne Kifer of Boliver Missouri, and David Brumback of Bunceton Missouri. He also leaves behind 9 nieces and nephews, Ryan Gerling, Michael Gerling, Jillian Kovacs, Drew Kifer, Troy Kifer, Brian Brumback, Brad Brumback, Cynthia Brumback, and Alexya Brumback.

Ronald attended school in Pilot Grove and graduated from there in 1969. In high school he was active in FFA attaining Chapter Farmer status, played the cornet in band, and played basketball for several seasons. Ron was active in the New Lebanon Jolly Workers 4-H Club and one of his most lasting memories was representing Cooper County 4-H clubs on the Washington DC trip in 1967. He also belonged to Mt Nebo Baptist Church as a youth and Otterville Baptist Church & 1st Baptist Church of Boonville for a period of time as an adult. Ron attended the University of Missouri in Columbia from 1969 to 1974 where he graduated with a BS in Agronomy. While at MU, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and it was during this time that he met his future wife, Robin Strom, while she was a student at Stephens College. They married on August 2, 1975 and later divorced. After graduation, Ron worked on the family farm with his father and grandfather for a number of years before he started his career as a successful car salesman. He sold cars for various dealerships in Oklahoma City, Cape Girardeau, and Boonville. As an adult, Ron enjoyed traveling and playing sports such as ping pong soft ball, bowling, and fishing. He also enjoyed telling stories of his escapades with his buddies involving Randy Koonse, Steve Wesselman, Bill Betteridge, and his cousins Larry Maples and Gerald Maples.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 19th, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Otterville.

Internment will be in the New Lebanon Cemetery and memorials are suggested to the New Lebanon Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.
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