Obituaries

Ireland & Goodknight Ribando

July 4, 2018

Service Date: July 13, 2018

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Homes

Cemetery Mt. Olivet Cemetery

  • Visitation: 12:00-1:30p, Friday, July 13, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes, Kearney, MO
  • Funeral Service: 1:30pm, Friday, July 13, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes, Kearney, MO
  • Burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kearney, MO

Ireland Ribando, 2 years & Goodknight Ribando, 7 weeks, of Kearney, MO, passed away July 4, 2018.

Visitation will be 12:00-1:30pm, Friday, July 13, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes, Kearney, MO. Funeral service will follow at 1:30pm at the funeral home. Burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kearney, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to any Community America Credit Union Bank FBO Goodknight and Ireland Memorial.

Ireland was born November 24, 2015 and Goodknight was born May 13, 2018, both in Liberty MO, to Joseph & Jenna Ribando.

Ireland was such a beautiful girl. She was so full of life. She was funny, smart and had such a big attitude for such a little girl. Ireland always told grandma “I’m a country girl”. She loved animals, watching movies and playing outdoors.

Goodknight was here for only a short period of time. She was such a beautiful baby that loved to be held and cuddled. We are heartbroken that we will never get the chance to see personality shine through or hear her sweet laugh or her first words.

We will always wonder who the girls would have been, and we will miss them every day of our lives.

Ireland and Goodknight are survived by their parents: Joseph & Jenna (Boedecker) Ribando; Sister: Jovie Jay Wayman; Grandparents: Teresa Bailey, John Boedecker, Diana Boedecker; Great-Grandparents: Don & Barb Gorsage, Judith Boedecker, George Boedecker, Gene Parks, Anita Parks, Karin Boedecker, Dolores Ellis; Aunts and Uncles: Teresa Ribando, Michael & Hannah Ribando, Roland Wainscott, Tiffany Boedecker, John Boedecker; Great-Aunts and Uncles: Tammy & James Tobeck, Valley Coleman, Donette & Lane Iams, Troy & Vicki Bailey.

And many more family members who love them.

Ireland and Goodknight were preceded in death by Great-Grandmother: Edna Gorsage and Great-Uncle: Wayne Bailey

Both little Angels touched so many lives in such a short time. They will be loved, cherished and missed by their family, friends.

My Precious Children

There’s not a day that passes
That I don’t sit and cry,
And look to Heaven for a reason
But still I don’t know why.

Couldn’t He have waited
Another year or two,
Until you were a little older
And I’d had more time with you.

Forgive me, Lord, I then say,
All these thoughts are wrong,
There had to be a reason
And I know I must be strong.

You’re in the arms of Jesus now
And I know that you’ll be fine,
But I wish with all my heart
That those arms could be mine.

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