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Deanna Massey

March 28, 1922 — January 11, 2011

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Deanna Evelyn Massey, 88, of Lee's Summit, Missouri, was born Tuesday, March 28, 1922 in Buffalo Center, Iowa, the daughter of John and Anna (Fredricks) Oftedahl. She departed this life Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the Lee's Summit Medical Center, Lee's Summit.

Deanna was united in marriage to James Arvil Massey in Gadsden, Alabama. He preceded her in death on October 22, 1987.

Deanna worked as a File Clerk for Unity Village in Lee's Summit, retiring in 1979. She attended the First Baptist Church in Lee's Summit.

Deanna loved her family and friends, and was looked upon as being one of the most fun filled women that was loved by many. She was a wife, a mother, a sister, a grandmother, and a great grandmother. She loved her grandsons, Jimmy and Wayne, and doted on everything that they did. Friends could ask her about what was going on with her grandsons, and she would always have a smile on her face when she was discussing the new car that Jim bought, or the great job that Wayne did while painting her house. Deanna would always lend an ear to Jimmy, as he would give her stories of love, laughter, and tears. She was an incredible friend, a loving mother, and a wonderful grandmother.

She was also preceded in death by one brother Phillip Oftedahl; and two sisters, Faye Everding and Jennie Lappe.

She is survived by her daughter Carol Ann (and Beryl) Russell of Lee's Summit; her son Jim (and Connie) Massey of Decatur, Alabama; two grandsons Jim Massey of Lee's Summit and Wayne Massey of Kansas City; six grandchildren, Christian, Wayne, Jr., James Michael, Cameron, Samantha, and Zachary; two sisters Phyllis (and Earl) Morris of Mason City, Iowa, and Margie Kaluzne of Hopkins, Minnesota; one brother Johnnie Oftedahl of Buffalo City; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 15, 2011, at the funeral home. Reverend Joey Butler of Gateway Church officiated. Interment was in the Floral Hills - East Cemetery, Lee's Summit.

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