Rev. Charles Benjamin Cheffey, 95
Rev. Charles Benjamin Cheffey, 95, of Sedalia, died Sunday Morning, September 27, 2015 at the Rest Haven Nursing Home in Sedalia, Missouri.
He was born April 13, 1920, in Springfield, Mo; son of James Benjamin Cheffey and Adella Pamela Huntley. On June 23, 1946, in Rogersville, Mo, he married Jennie Vie Mooney who survives of the home. Rev.
Cheffey graduated from Central High School in Springfield, Mo: Draugh's Business College in Springfield, Mo; Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo; and Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Rev. Cheffey was a Methodist Church minister for more than 40 years and served the following churches in Missouri, Washburn Circuit, Hume, El Dorado Springs, Pleasant Hill, College Heights in Kansas City, Sedalia First, St. Joseph First, Higginsville Grace, Lamar, Boston Chapel (Near Lamar) and Bethany While in seminary he served churches in Danville and Tilton, Illinois.
He served as secretary of the Missouri West Annual Conference for many years and was Pastor Emeritus for First United Methodist Church in Sedalia. He loved Crossword Puzzles, Reading, Traveling, listening to classical music and cheering on the Royals. Survivors include his wife Jennie Vie Cheffey of the home; two sons, John Cheffey, Oskaloosa, Kansas; Mark Cheffey and wife Patty, Palmyra, Missouri; two daughters, Ruth Spayde and husband Ted, Fayette, Missouri; Mary Lambirth and husband Harry of Blackduck, Mn, six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and Nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James Warren Cheffey and two sisters, Clara Faye Sowards and Helen Lee Henson. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, 4th and Osage Sedalia, Mo with the Rev. James Downing officiating.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri at a later time. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family suggests contributions to First United Methodist Church, Heifer International or UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).
Friends may also view the obituary online at www.ewingschuttesemlerfh.com