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Clarence Joe “C.J.” McMillen, 78, Odessa, MO passed away February 26, 2009. A memorial gathering will be held 10 AM-12 PM, Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the First Baptist Church of Buckner. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc. C.J. was born November 10, 1930 to Ovid Wilson & Zella Mae (Drisdale) McMillen. He owned and operated A&M Lawn Care for over 20 years. C.J. was a former foreman at the Ford Motor Company. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Buckner and Moose Lodge, Sugar Creek, MO. C.J. was the first freshman to letter in football at SMSU and was the 1950 Golden Gloves Boxing Champion. He is preceded in death by his son, Alan McMillen. C.J. is survived by: special friend, Ann Davis, of the home; daughters & sons in law, Pam Hogan, Independence, MO, Susan & Mark Madsen, Sibley, MO, Marley & Shawn McMillen-Beelman, Lee’s Summit, MO; sister, Frances Weibert, Scott City, KS; nine grandchildren, and six grandchildren. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)