Homer E. Knehans, 88, of Higginsville, died May 16, 2016 at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg  

Homer was born June 16, 1927 in Higginsville, to Alfred and Emelie (Homuth) Knehans. 

He married Winnie Dryer on February 19th, 1950. 

Homer was a farmer and served on local boards, for many years, for MFA Oil and MFA Exchange. He was an Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post #223

He is preceded in death by brothers, Maurice and Marvin Knehans

He is survived by:
Wife:          Winnie                                                 of Higginsville 
Sons:         Lowell Knehans                                    of Higginsville
                 Wendell Knehans (Elizabeth Ackerman)  of St. Louis, MO
Daughters: Colleen Peterson (Brad)                         of Colorado Springs, CO
                 Janet Knehans                                      of Higginsville
                 Sharon Knehans                                   of Denver, CO
                 Coral Knehans                                      of Colorado Springs, CO
                 Joyce Swanke (Arnold)                          of Conifer, CO 
Sister:       Maureen Messinger                               of Kansas

3 Grandchildren: Sam Knehans                              of Montgomery, AL
                         Mari Knehans                              of St. Louis, MO
                         Gabriel Goetz                              of Colorado Springs, CO

Visitation will be Thursday, May 19th from 6-8 pm at the Salem United Church of Christ. 

Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 20th at 10:00 am at the Salem United Church of Christ, officiated by Reverend Andy Mockridge

He will be buried at the Salem Cemetery 

Casket Bearers are Eric Kirchhoff, Darrel Rinne, Mark Gross, Bob Bergsieker, Kenneth Buchanan, Paul Nolte

Memorials are suggested to Salem United Church of Christ Endowment Fund

Kaiser-Wiegers Funeral Home