Anthony Lee “Tony” Modrell, 64, Blue Springs, MO and retired Captain of the Blue Springs Police Department, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013. He was born May 24, 1949 in Long Beach, CA to Louis Edward and Maggie M. (Luker) Modrell. He was a 1967 graduate of Northeast High School in Kansas City, MO, and received his BA and MA in Criminal Justice from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO.
Tony was a veteran in the United States Army, where he served from 1967-1973 during the Vietnam War. During that time he worked for the Military Police. Tony was a retired Deputy United States Marshall. He spent over 38 years with the Blue Springs Police Department, where he retired in 2011 as a Captain. In his spare time, Tony enjoyed spending time with his family. In recent years he spent countless hours researching family history and Genealogy. He also enjoyed watching baseball with his wife and playing with his dogs.
He married Brenda Irene Kellogg on March 8, 1980 at the Plaza Heights Baptist Church in Blue Springs. She survives of their home. Additional survivors include a daughter, Missy Darrah (Josh) of Independence, MO; a son, Nick Modrell (Hana) of Fayetteville, NC; two brothers, Phillip Modrell (Dianne) of St. Louis, MO and Neal Modrell (Terri) of Newport News, VA; and his mother and father-in-laws, Irene and Ron Kellogg of Blue Springs, MO. His parents preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the Plaza Heights Baptist Church in Blue Springs. Burial will follow at Blue Springs Cemetery, with honors under the direction of the Blue Springs Police Department. Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 p.m. Monday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Community and Youth Outreach Unit (CYOU) at the Blue Springs Police Department or to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association and may be left in care of the funeral home. The Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs has been entrusted with the final arrangements. Memories of Tony and condolences may be left with the family at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.