Kenneth Mountjoy Obituary

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Kenneth Mountjoy

January 13, 1924 - January 4, 2015
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Kenneth R. Mountjoy, 90, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at his home in Columbia. During this time he kept his wit and pleasant personality. He will be missed by all his family and friends. Kenneth was born January 13, 1924, in Ashland, MO, to Claudis Ralph Mountjoy and Stella M. Hinshaw Mountjoy. He attened school in Ashland until his Jr. Year of High School and attended his Senior Year at Hickman High school graduating in the class of 1943. Following graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and retired November 1,1967 with 20 Years of Service. His early years of service was Sea Duty and in 1951 was ordered to Paris,...

Kenneth R. Mountjoy, 90, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at his home in Columbia. During this time he kept his wit and pleasant personality. He will be missed by all his family and friends.





Kenneth was born January 13, 1924, in Ashland, MO, to Claudis Ralph Mountjoy and Stella M.



Hinshaw Mountjoy. He attened school in Ashland until his Jr. Year of High School and attended



his Senior Year at Hickman High school graduating in the class of 1943. Following graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and retired November 1,1967 with 20 Years of Service.





His early years of service was Sea Duty and in 1951 was ordered to Paris, France to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) when General Dwight D. Eisenhower was Supreme Allied Commanding Officer. He returned to the States in 1952 and was stationed at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. to Chief of Naval Operations OP-33 which was the hub of the organization. His single days ended August 7, 1954 when he married Dorothy(Onusko) Mountjoy in Perryopolis Pa , St. Nicholas Catholic Church. In 1956 he received orders to Paris,France and was assigned to MAGG (Military Assistance Program Mission. In 1959, received orders to the Naval Air station, Kingsville MO. In 1963 he was ordered to Saigon, Vietnam. In 1964 was ordered to Atsugi, Japan ,Fleet Composite Squadron Five. In 1966 returned to the Pentagon once again in the Office of Naval Intelligence , until retirement in 1967. He served in World War 11, Korean War, and Vietnam.





After retirement from the Navy Kenneth worked for Shelter Insurance Company for 18 year and retired in 1986. He kept busy with Veterans Affairs and was very active in VFW Post 280 serving as Quartermaster , Bingo Worker and Chairman for a number of years. He also volunteered at Harry S. Truman VA Hospital. He was a member of VFW Post 280, Life member of the Military Order of the Cooties (Fun organization under VFW serving veterans in beds of white), American Legion Post 202, Columbia MO, Fleet Rreserve Association, and TREA ( The Enlisted Association).





Visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home from 5:00-7:00 PM, on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will follow at New Salem Cemetery, Ashland, MO.





Ken is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy, Son Larry (Norma Lea) and two Step Grandchilden, MSGT (Ret) USMC Kenneth Voorhies (Evelyn) and Bobby Voorheis (Stephanie). Three Sisters, Sue Downey, Martha Nan Sapp, Ashland MO , Eddie LaVern McKim Jefferson City, MO, one brother Joe Mountjoy Columbia MO and numerous nieces and nephews.





Kenneth was preceded in death by an infant daughter, his parents, 3 sisters, Mary Francis Lewis, Jane Richardson, Dorothy Nichols.





In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church or Columbia Humane society or charity of your choice.



"Dorothy, Your were so very caring with/to Ken during the short time I knew you at The Terrace. My prayers and love are with you during your grief. Come..."

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