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On Friday, May 27th our beloved Jennifer Jean Seay, 49, passed away at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO while surrounded by loved ones. Her family is deeply saddened by the unexpected loss. Jennifer was born November 27th, 1972 in Mexico, Missouri.
She spent many years working for several EMS agencies as an EMT-B including: Callaway County EMS, Phelps County EMS, and Capital Region Medical Center. Jennifer was a caring and compassionate EMT and her partners were grateful to work alongside her. Later in life, Jennifer got her CDL and found a passion for driving and travel. She spent many years hauling cattle and operating a trucking company, Western Livestock. She loved to visit new places and would often stop along her travels for mini-vacations and adventures. She most enjoyed taking her children along on trips. Trips with her children included taking them to Pike’s Peak, Panama City Beach, ranches in Montana, Badlands North Dakota, Cheyenne Wyoming, and South Texas. She provided her children with many memories and adventures they will never forget.
Jennifer had many passions and hobbies. She had a deep love of animals that started at her family farm and years in South Callaway FFA. She raised horses, cattle, dogs, cats, chickens, and goats throughout her life. In recent years she began breeding and raising specialty chickens. Jennifer also enjoyed woodworking, cooking, baking, writing, painting, crafting, and gardening. She had a particular talent for making wooden bowls and cutting boards as well as home decor. With a love of being outdoors, Jennifer could most often be found tending to her animals, gardening, or fishing with her father, Randy. Last year Jennifer became a grandmother and spent as much time as she could with the new light of her life, Willow.
Everyone knew Jennifer for her smile and her ability to light up a room. She was a truly beautiful person inside and out; her generosity, compassion and warmth will always be remembered fondly. She had a wonderful sense of humor and her laugh was absolutely contagious. She will be sincerely missed by many.
Jennifer is survived by her children, Taylor (Ryan) Ehlmann of Troy; Matthew (Tinsley) Akers and their daughter, Willow of Tebbets; mother Betty (J.C.) Miller of Mokane; father Randy Seay of Benton City; siblings Courtney Miller and her children Kayleigh and Jett; Justin (Carmen) Seay and their daughter Olivia of Holts Summit; Tashana Hagnas and her daughters Saleen Flowers, Harley Murray, and Raven Murray; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Jennifer was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Gracelynn Mae Akers, sister, Tracey Seay, brother, Kenneth Seay, maternal grandparents, Herbert and Louella Knipfel, paternal grandparents, Wesley and Wynema Seay, and several beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at the Hams Prairie Christian Church 6300 State Road AD Fulton, MO on Saturday, June 11th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Her eulogy will be delivered at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, contribution to Willow’s college fund would be appreciated.
Jennifer will be laid to rest during a private inurnment at the Steedman Cemetery at a later date.
Sommer Divine says
It’s so hard to know what to say when someone you care about passes away. Jennifer was a great friend we shared so many memories together laughing, crying and talking about our lives she was so full of life and enjoyed doing some many thing. She was a great friend who would do anything she could for you. She will be truly missed!
Kim and Chad Staley says
Jennifer was my maid of honor and our youngest daughter was named after her. She was a dear friend and we will never forget her. Although our hearts are broken we are comforted knowing she is safe in heaven.
Teresa Bayless says
Jennifer was a wonderfully, loving, beautiful soul….. she was blast to work with… always laughing and so much fun…. and absolutely so proud of and so in love with her children! She will be missed here, but I know she will be watching from above!
Jon Dougherty says
This hit hard. I had not seen Jenn for years nor had we spoken but the last time we did she was enjoying life driving and exploring what was around the next bend. We hit it off immediately after she started working on my shift at Callaway EMS and was an absolute joy to be around. Helpful, smiling, great personality, skilled, great at her job — just a good person. And she loved her kids.
Rest in peace, lady. No doubt you’re in a better place but also, there is no doubt you’re going to be missed by all who knew you.
Dee Pfeiffer says
My prayers go out to her family. I got to know her when she was a little girl so full of life and I got to watch her grow into a beautiful young lady. I remember when she had her daughter, she was so proud to show her off to me. I have moved to California so it’s been awhile since I have been in touch ,but I will always remember what a beautiful person she was ,she always had a beautiful smile. She is at rest now with our Lord
Steve and Dixie Sims says
Our heartfelt condolences to Jennifer’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you.
Linda Ellis says
Wish I could rewind these years to see and visit with you again Jen! You were one of those employees that held a special place in my heart! I loved working with you and we had the best of times! RIP Jen!??
Brandi Mosley says
I am so very sorry for your loss. Jennifer and I were Friends in high school. We always had so much fun together. ?
JOLITA WELCH says
There are no words that can express the feeling of losing someone you care about. Jen would be one of those people. Whether you knew her for a bit or years, this is heartbreaking because she was such a special person. We worked together at Callaway and had many great times together. And yes, her laugh was absolutely contagious!! You will be missed by every person whose lives you touched. But you will be forever remembered as a wonderful person, mother to your children and a loving friend! Until we meet again, Jen! ????
wilma white says
Jennifer was a friend of my daughter. I remember her very well. She was so beautiful. My sincerest sympathy to everyone.