Clifford Sparks
B: 1928-09-19
D: 2019-03-20
View Details
Sparks, Clifford
Kenneth Potts
B: 1941-01-20
D: 2019-03-20
View Details
Potts, Kenneth
Richard "Dick" Riedel
D: 2019-03-18
View Details
Riedel, Richard "Dick"
Delores Weller
B: 1929-11-03
D: 2019-03-13
View Details
Weller, Delores
Pamela Robinson
B: 1959-09-22
D: 2019-03-11
View Details
Robinson, Pamela
Sherri McCarthy
B: 1963-09-01
D: 2019-03-09
View Details
McCarthy, Sherri
Loveta Medlin
B: 1926-04-27
D: 2019-03-08
View Details
Medlin, Loveta
Katherine Dyster
B: 1926-07-11
D: 2019-03-08
View Details
Dyster, Katherine
Richard "Gene" Gay
B: 1932-03-18
D: 2019-03-04
View Details
Gay, Richard "Gene"
Junior Maness
B: 1925-02-20
D: 2019-03-02
View Details
Maness, Junior
Debra Reynolds
B: 1958-04-27
D: 2019-03-01
View Details
Reynolds, Debra
Betty Overcash
B: 1931-01-20
D: 2019-02-28
View Details
Overcash, Betty
Jewel "Warren" Massey
B: 1931-10-03
D: 2019-02-25
View Details
Massey, Jewel "Warren"
Paul Van Goethem
B: 1932-03-21
D: 2019-02-23
View Details
Van Goethem, Paul
Melvin Freeman, Jr
B: 1939-03-03
D: 2019-02-21
View Details
Freeman, Jr, Melvin
Robert Cook
B: 1953-07-23
D: 2019-02-17
View Details
Cook, Robert
James "Jim" Fox
B: 1941-04-29
D: 2019-02-14
View Details
Fox, James "Jim"
Claudia Gebhart
B: 1945-07-25
D: 2019-02-12
View Details
Gebhart, Claudia
Elizabeth "Betty" Vohs
B: 1926-09-11
D: 2019-02-11
View Details
Vohs, Elizabeth "Betty"
Tressa Fletcher
B: 1928-08-30
D: 2019-02-10
View Details
Fletcher, Tressa
Reginald Chard
B: 1949-12-21
D: 2019-02-08
View Details
Chard, Reginald


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
Fax: 913-884-7009

Jewel "Warren" Massey Jr.

Saturday, October 3rd, 1931 - Monday, February 25th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Sign in to make your contribution to Jewel "Warren" Massey's online memorial

Sign in with Facebook

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Jewel "Warren" Massey with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks


Jewel Warren Massey, Jr., 87, passed away Feb. 25, 2019 at Delmar Gardens of Lenexa. Visitation will be Sat., March 30 at 10:00 am at Bruce Funeral Home in Spring Hill, KS (913) 592-2244. A Celebration of Life follows at 11:00 am. Private inurnment will occur at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association or the William Baker Festival Singers. Condolences may be left at

Warren Massey was born Oct. 3, 1931 in Manhattan, KS to Jewel Warren Massey Sr. and Pauline Stewart Massey. He spent much of his early life in Chanute, KS, and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1949 and earned a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State Teacher’s College (now Emporia State University).

Warren served in the US Army after college and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany where he played French horn in the 7th Army Band. He returned from the Army and married Mary E. Starling in Emporia on June 24, 1956. Warren taught music in public schools across Kansas for 11 years. He earned a Masters Degree in Music Education from the University of Kansas in 1959. In 1966, Warren and Mary moved their family to Mission, KS, where he worked for the Social Security Administration in Kansas City, MO for 30 years until his retirement in 1996.

Outside of work, Warren was a passionate and dedicated musician. He sang, composed, and arranged music for numerous churches and community groups, including College Hill United Methodist Church (Wichita, KS), Old Mission United Methodist Church (Fairway, KS), the Heart of America SPEBSQA (Barbershop) Chorus, St. Andrews Episcopal Church (Kansas City, MO), Civic Opera Theater of Kansas City (Meistersingers), William Baker Festival Singers, and William Baker Summer Singers. He also was the assistant director and treasurer of the Social Security Administration choral group, which performed throughout the Kansas City area.

Warren was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sara Lynn Massey. He is survived by his wife Mary and three daughters, Jan Duncan (Terry), Spring Hill, KS, Marcia Cline (John), Lenexa, KS and Liz Massey (Jackie Reader), Fredericksburg, VA; two grandchildren: Shannon Bruce and Matthew Cline and two great-grandchildren.
Read Less

Service Details


  • Army


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Jewel "Warren" here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Jewel "Warren" Massey Jr. by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Jackie Reader

Posted at 04:33pm
I'm sorry for your family's loss. You're in my thoughts every day.

Joy Holt

Posted at 10:54am
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’d like to share some real hope with you. In Psalms 146:4 tells the condition of the dead. In Acts 24:15 and Isaiah 26:19 the Bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. That was a foregleam of the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God’s original purpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God’s purpose hasn’t changed. In Isaiah 45:18 says God created the earth to be inhabited. That’s why he gave his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life on earth. In Revelation 21:4 says there’ll be no more pain or death. Since there’s no pain or death in heaven, those are future conditions here on earth as God had intended.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album