Obituaries

Jared Love

March 5, 1993 - June 20, 2017

Service Date: June 26, 2017

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Homes

Celebration of Life: 6-8pm, Monday, June 26, 2017, with Eulogy at 7pm, at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes, Kearney, MO.

Jared Alan Love, 24, of Kearney, MO, passed away June 20, 2017.

A Celebration of Life will be held 6-8pm, Monday, June 26, 2017, with Eulogy at 7pm, at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes, Kearney, MO.

Jared was born March 5, 1993, at Liberty Hospital to Alan L & Tracy A. (Banning) Love. He died June 20, 2017, at Liberty Hospital. Jared lived all but the first year of his life in Kearney, MO. He graduated from Kearney High School in 2011. At age 18 he attended University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO, on a Wrestling Scholarship. Jared started wrestling at age 5. He wrestled on the Kearney Mat Dawgs and Team NorthStars. Jared was a 4-time Youth Wrestling Champion. He continued wrestling in High School, taking 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places. Jared began playing football at age 7 in the NSFL as a Northland Longhorn and a Necco Raider. He continued in High School where he played as Nose Guard. His Junior year (2009), his team won the MO State Football Championship. Jared was an avid outdoorsman. He bow and riffle hunted as well as fished. Jared took 2 trips to Canada with his dad. His Grandpa Terry had Chiefs season tickets and proudly took his grandson to almost every game starting at the age of 8. In 2011, prior to college, Jared worked on the railroad yards in Kansas City with a close family friend, Justin Drescher. After college, he worked many construction jobs including a roofer, an electrician, an installer of restaurant equipment with his brother in law, Russ O’Dell. Jared worked at Ford Motor Co from 2015-2017. He recently returned to the Restaurant Installment business. On April 11, 2012, he became a father to Easton Ray. Jared stated many times “Easton was the best thing he had ever done in his entire life.”

Jared is survived by his son: Easton Ray; parents: Alan Love of Excelsior Springs, MO, & Tracy Banning Love of Kansas City, MO; 3 sisters: Torie Ann Love of Kansas City, MO, Marcie Roberts & husband Steven of Excelsior Springs, MO, and Andrea O’Dell & husband Russ of Excelsior Springs, MO.; paternal grandparents: Carl & Connie Love of Excelsior Springs, MO; maternal grandparents: Terry & Georgia Banning of Excelsior Springs, MO; 4 nieces: Rylie Stottlemyre, Reese and Ragan Roberts, Baylee O’Dell; 1 nephew: Owen O’Dell; and other family and friends including aunts, uncles, and cousins.

There is a Jared Love Memorial Fund at Kearney Trust Bank, that will be used to support Mental Health and Addiction Awareness, started by Karen Ellis Lovekamp. There is a Go Fund Me account, set up by Ted Reid, that has been set up for his son Easton Ray. Easton’s mother, Kelly Rae Brock, has graciously volunteered to share their son’s email account: eastonray2012@gmail.com as a way for people to write and share special memories about Easton’s daddy. This email account will be given to Easton to read when he is at an appropriate age.

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