John M. Michael

March 7, 1935 ~ October 7, 2020 (age 85)

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John Michael, an 85 year old Trenton, MO resident, passed away at 12:53 a.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital East in Lees Summit, MO.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, 2020 at Resthaven Mortuary of Trenton.  Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Trenton.  A visitation is scheduled from 5 until 6 Sunday at the funeral home.  Open visitation will begin at noon on Sunday.  Memorial donations are suggested to Trenton R-9 Special Education and may be left with or mailed to the mortuary.

John Moore Michael was born March 7, 1935 in Harris, MO to Joseph and Evelyn Louise (Cramer) Michael.  He graduated from Milan High with the class of 1953.  On August 12, 1972 he was united in marriage to Mary Cathrine Fanning in Trenton, MO.  John was active with the Church of the Nazarene in Trenton for many years.  There he drove the church bus and worked closely with the youth ministries.  He later became a member of Coon Creek Baptist Church.  For over forty years John owned and operated Michaels Construction.  While working John would try to hire and mentor local men that where having troubles. He also operated Charlie Dye’s for a few years.  He sponsored many ball teams both for the youth and adult teams.  John enjoyed hunting birds and deer for as many years as he could.

Surviving relatives include his wife Cathie of the home, children, Bob Long and wife Judy of St. Joseph, Shane Michael and wife Abbye of Trenton, Shaun Michael of Trenton, daughter Stephanie Michael of Scottsville, KY, and Mike Rodgers of CO, a brother Ben Michael and wife Janice of Winston, MO, grandchildren; Alex Long and wife Brittnie, Hanna Piatt and husband Ryan, T. J. Michael, Skyler Daugherty, Madison Jane Enyeart, Ivan Michael, Bella Michael, Addie Michael, Zane Michael, and Evan Michael, and 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bill Michael and wife Diane, and Jody Michael, and a sister Jane Michael.


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October 11, 2020

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Resthaven Mortuary
310 North Hwy 65
Trenton, MO 64683

Funeral Service
October 12, 2020

2:00 PM
Resthaven Mortuary
310 North Hwy 65
Trenton, MO 64683

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