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Stewart K. “Kip” Salmon

Stewart Kipling “Kip” Salmon, 79, of Sedalia, died Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

Kip was born on October 25, 1940, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO. He was the son of Victor Glenn and Mary Jo Buchholz Salmon. His early years were in Windsor, MO and then lived on a farm near Jefferson City. He attended high school in Jefferson City.

Kip joined the US Marine Corp in 1959 and did his basic training in San Diego, CA. He served in the 3


Division at Camp Butler in Okinawa from 1960-1962. He was also deployed to Homestead Air Force Base near Miami during the Cuban Missile Crisis, literally ready to invade Cuba. He completed his military duty at 29 Palms, CA.

Kip worked for Westlake Ace Hardware for 39 years, retiring as the manager of the Sedalia store. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Church and had served on its administration board. He also served on the State Fair Community College board of directors, was past president of the Sedalia Country Club and was past president of CASA. He was a longtime member of the Sedalia Rotary Club and was involved in the community in many other ways.

He enjoyed golf, fishing and hunting. He was an enthusiastic, energetic man, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Carole Jean, of the home; two children, Stacia Bellmer (Herb), of Wheaton, IL and Scott Salmon (Allison), of Rogers, AR; four grandchildren, Allison Kannegieter (Austin), Andrew Bellmer (Maura), Emily Bellmer, and Sydney Salmon; two great-grandchildren, Harper and Ella; and two sisters, Cornelia Salmon Robertson, LeCompton, KS, and Sue Salmon Spencer, Fox Island, WA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Salmon.

A Memorial Mass will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2021 at St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Church, Sedalia.

Military honors will be conducted following the Memorial Mass outside the church.

Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. until service time at the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Vincent de Paul Parish for Sacred Heart Church or the State Fair Community College Foundation for the nursing scholarship fund. Memorials may be mailed to Heckart Funeral Home, P.O. Box 434, Sedalia, MO 65302.
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