|Cecil W. Blevins|
Cecil W. Blevins of LaCygne Kansas, age 80, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday morning November 3, 2016 with his loving family by his side.
Cecil loved old country music and enjoyed spending hours listening to his massive album collection. He loved going to garage sales and was known for his sales four times a year. He looked forward to the Friday night auctions in Jaudon MO and tried to never miss it. He also loved traveling in his RV and looked forward to his annual trips with his brother and sister in law spending the winter months in Texas and making spring trips to Colorado. He was proud to have conquered the Alaskan Highway during his summer long trip to Alaska in the RV several years back. His biggest pleasure in life was his family. His loving wife Clariece was the center of his world. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were his pride and joy. He was the family story teller and jokester. Cecil always looked forward to his annual family reunion (a tradition he started) each October in Oneida TN. He was the center of attention and life of the family gathering each year. His love for and commitment to family was so strong that he had not missed a reunion in more than 25 years. Everywhere Cecil went people were drawn to him. He loved investing in people. Cecil celebrated his relationship with Christ and was baptized in October 2016 in LaCygne Kansas.
Cecil worked hard all his life beginning at the age of 13 hauling lumber out of the Tennessee Mountains where he was born and raised. He moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1958 where he worked and owned several gas stations. In the early 1970''s, Cecil founded International Flameproofing and spent the next 35+ years traveling a 200 mile radius cleaning and flameproofing restaurant exhaust systems. At the age of 70 Cecil retired for a few years before taking the job of mowing the Oak Lawn Cemetery. He took great pride in keeping the local cemetery looking beautiful and continued his work there thru the final days of his life.
Cecil is survived by his loving wife Clariece of 54 years, his four children; Teresa Clay and husband Don of Cleveland, MO, Beverly Kimzey and husband Jody of Fontana, KS, Robert (Bob) Blevins and wife Chrissy of Kansas City, KS and Alice Moore and husband Chris of McLouth, KS. He will be dearly missed by his 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 3 sisters and many cousins. Cecil rests in peace with his mother, father, brother and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Visitation will be at 10 am on Monday November 7th at Calvary Baptist Church in LaCygne, KS. Funeral service will immediately follow at 11 am. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery in LaCygne. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to ABW thru Calvary Baptist Church, Linn County Care to Share program or La Cygne Christmas Fund for Children. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.