Services will be held at the Blue Springs Christian Church, 7920 Highway 7, Blue Springs, MO 64014. The visitation will be 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2023. A Funeral Service celebrating Emily’s beautiful life will be held 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28th. Graveside Services and Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in Grain Valley.
Emily Renee Claxton, 37, of Oak Grove, MO. went to be with her Lord and Savior in Heaven on October 22, 2023. She was born November 30, 1985, in Des Moines, IA to James Robert and Marcie Jo (Rankin) Kimzey.
Emily met her soulmate, Brandon Claxton, at Simpson College in Indianola, IA. They were married on May 31, 2008. She was the loving mother of four children, Colson (12), Benson (11), Grayden (7), Brylie (5). They made their happy home in Oak Grove, MO. Emily’s family was her greatest joy on earth.
Emily grew up in Lacona, IA, attending Southeast Warren schools. She received her BA in elementary education from Simpson College in Indianola, IA, in May 2008. She later received her MA degree in education administration from Northwest Missouri State. Emily began her teaching career in 2008 at Ridgeview Elementary in Liberty, MO. Emily has been a 5th grade teacher with the Blue Springs School District at William Bryant Elementary since 2013.
Emily loved Jesus Christ with all her heart. She enjoyed reading her Bible, learning from His word and sharing with others God’s grace and power to heal.
Emily is survived by her husband and their four children, her parents, Jim and Marcie Kimzey of Lacona, IA, her brothers: Ryan Kimzey (Maria), Lacona IA, Travis (Leslie), Freeport FL, and Brett Kimzey (Kelsey), Lacona IA, many aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Allison Kimzey.
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