Obituaries detail

Charles Vance Gosney

Charles Vance Gosney of Mission, KS, died May 28, 2019 after dealing with an aggressive pulmonary disease. A celebration of his life and reception will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 8th at the Old Mission United Methodist Church, 5519 State Park Rd., Fairway, Kansas.


Vance was born December 22, 1940 in Kansas City, Kansas to Amy Virginia Hunt Gosney and Calvin Vance Gosney.  He is survived by daughters, Shelly Renee Gagne (Bill) Belton MO and Amy Lynn HIbdon (Gary) Grandview, MO; sisters, Patricia E. Burton (Jerald, deceased) Shawnee, KS, Judith A. Haggard (David), Kennett, MO; five grandchildren- Chase Conner, Sage Mumma, Dighton Mumma, Braeden Hibdon and Emma Grace Hibdon.


Vance was a graduate of Central High School and then attended Kansas CIty Junior College and the University of Missouri- Columbia. Forever an avid Mizzou fan, Vance was an accomplished pianist and organist, an Eagle Scout, member of the Tribe of Mic--O-Say, and Lt. Commander in ROTC at Central High School.


He worked in retail and commission furniture sales. In retirement he enjoyed spending time at the Sylvester Powell Community Center where he developed a wide number of friendships.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tiger Scholarship Fund, University of Missouri -Columbia, Mizzou Arena, 1 Champions Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, MO 65211 or the Jerald Burton, MD, PhD. Scholarship Fund at the UMKC School of Medicine, 2411 Holmes, Kansas City, MO. 64108.

Additional Service:
Celebration of Life
Old Mission United Methodist Church
5519 State Park Rd.
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Date of Service:
Jun 08 ,2019
Time of Service:
10:00 am
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Geetha Raghuveer and Talkad Raghuveer Jun 02 ,2019

Friends from Sylvester Powell Community Center ,Mission Woods ,Kansas

We are very sorry to hear that Vance died. We will miss him and his regular presence at the community center was a source of inspiration for us. My husband immensely enjoyed the fiction book collection that Vance regularly let him borrow to read. And, visiting with him and other coffee buddies at HyVee after work out. Peace Geetha Raghuveer

charles hudson Jun 02 ,2019

young friends, classmates,eagles,micosay ,k.c. ,Missouri

Sad to hear of Vance passing. We at the central 58 class tried to get him back for visits. Now we will get to visit him. to his sisters and to his girls know you will miss him.Blessing for the families

Sara Grier Jun 02 ,2019

Friend ,Fairway ,Kansas

Tom and I enjoyed Vance over the years exercising at Sylvester Powell. Sometimes I would wave to him in HyVee where he was having coffee. I helped him many times when he was stumped with crosswords, and Tom ( a dyed in the wool Jayhawks, loved teasing Vance about the Tigers.). A true gentleman.

Carole Anne Woodruff Carson Jun 04 ,2019

friend ,Independence ,Missouri

When my Father, Rev. Howard Woodruff, came to Watson Memorial Methodist Church in 1054 the Gosney "kids" were all young. We enjoy the friendship of this family in church, Sunday School and later in Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF). Vance always gave a smile and a bit of dignity to our group ! I will always remember Vance and his beautiful sisters with love. Carole Anne Woodruff Carson

Helmer Jensen, jr Jun 04 ,2019

young friend ,Blue Springs (Independence) ,Missouri

Friend at Rock Creek grade school, Central High School(ROTC), roommate at Mizzou; eagle scout, Mic-O-Say. Sad to hear of his passing. Many fond memories from years ago. Blessings to the family.

Brenda Logan Jun 08 ,2019

Cousin ,Franklin ,Tennessee

Remembering with fondness our childhood get-togethers with the multitudinous cousins and the wonderful visits to Diamond, MO. May you find solace in these shared memories of simpler times. Much love, Brenda

Kristen Welsh Jun 08 ,2019

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I knew Vance from Sylvester Powell, where I worked for many years before my daughter was born 3 years ago. Many of our conversations revolved around literature, and Vance often used to loan me books to read. The only person I knew who had his nose in a book as much as I did! Although I went to KU, my husband used to be an MU fan, and Vance once circled the entire parking lot at the community center when he saw my husband get out of the car wearing MU attire, just so he could drive by and blare the MU fight song from his car. Such a sweet man, he was a fixture at Sylvester Powell, and although I have only seen him in passing the past few years, he will be missed.

Katrina Stock Jun 09 ,2019

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I was so very sad when Patrica called me with the news of Vance passing. Who knew that him and I would build such a friendship together! Vance and I met several years ago. I used to walk the track at Sylvester Powell during my lunch break and I work in the office buildings between Sylvester Powell and his apartment. He saw me walking into work one day, stopped me and we talked. From that point He shared with me the vegetables that he grew in his garden, we would go to lunch together and also I was his date to The Nutcracker and the Phantom of the Opera. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about his life, his daughters, tidbits about Kansas City and how it’s changed from his younger years and just being a friend to him. My husband used to tease me that Vance was the only guy could take his wife out on a date. He will greatly be missed!!!!

Rich Miller Jun 25 ,2019

Vance lived at Mission Hills Apartments of which I own so I had known Vance for many years. ,Columbia ,Missouri

I recently became aware of Vance's passing and wanted to pass on my condolences as well as the pleasure it was to have known Vance. Vance lived at Mission Hills Apartments of which I am one of the owners. We had something in common which was we both love the Missouri Tigers. We would always talk Mizzou football, basketball or really anything Mizzou. I live in Columbia Mo and could always give him some local scoop and an occasional Mizzou treat. He was always fun to talk to when I would visit the property and he was a light at the community. I especially liked his Mizzou Fight Song horn on his car. He was so proud of that. It was truly a pleasure to have known Vance and he will be missed. All the best to you and your family. God Bless! Rich Miller, At Home Apartments Columbia, Missouri