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Official Obituary of

Charles Oliver Alexander

February 15, 1935 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Charles Alexander Obituary

Charles O. Alexander, 89, of Kansas City, MO., formerly of Prairie Home, MO., died Saturday, February 17, 2024, at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit surrounded by his family.


Visitation for Charles will be held at Prairie Home Methodist Church from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, a funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Don Almond officiating. Burial will follow with military honors in the Bunceton Masonic Cemetery.


Charles Oliver Alexander was born February 15, 1935, in Prairie Home, MO., the son of James Frank Alexander and Mary Ruth Haley. He graduated from Prairie Home High School in 1953 where he met the love of his life, Quillie Lee Wilson. They married in Boone County, MO., on August 24, 1953. They were married for 70 years and had nine children and many grandchildren. He served in the Navy Reserves from 1953 to 1961. Charles worked for General Electric as a field engineer and traveled to many locations throughout the United States. He helped assemble the large turbines at the Wolf Creek Power Plant in Burlington, Kansas.


Charles loved and enjoyed going to the lake house anytime he could get away. He loved driving his tractor up and down the down the road. This brought back memories of growing up on the farm. You could find him at the lake working on countless projects or on the back porch enjoying a beverage or 2 and smoking cigars, where he shared many stories. Most important to him was always his family. He spent countless hours taking his family skiing and many boat rides. He enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and activities and tried to attend them all.


Charles was preceded in death by his parents James and Ruth, Son, Charles Michael Alexander, son-in-law, Jim Yielding, sister and brother-in-law, Marian and Paul Brandes. He is survived by his wife, Quillie of the home, sons, Mark Lee (Lori) Alexander, Scott Edward (Cynthia) Alexander, James Dale (Paul) Alexander, Daughters, Karen Sue Yielding, Sharon Kay (Gary) Dalrymple, Vicky Lynn (Greg) Gillam, Lori Jean (Kenneth) Kneib, Pamela Ann (Michael) Garfias and daughter-in-law, Jacki Alexander. Also surviving is a brother, Roy Lee (Pat) Alexander, grandchildren, Christi (Rob) Fisher, Brad (April) Yielding, Kelly Yielding, Westly (Samantha) Yielding, Kerri (Matt) Gladson, Adam (Leah) Alexander, Megan Alexander, Joshua (Lisa) Dalrymple, Justin Dalrymple, Hailey (Jack Woodley) Gillam, Jessica (Aaron Blakemore) Kneib, Ryan (Melissa) Kneib, Nicole (Mason) Grounds, Brett (Megan) Alexander, Courtney Alexander, Vivian Nguyen, Vincent Nguyen, Valine Nguyen, Alexandra (Waylon) Haslag, James (Carolina Gonzalez), Lauren (Hayden Eichelberger) Garfias, great-grandchildren, Caleb, Kenli, Conner, Brianna, Aron, Bobbi, Seth, Chloe M, Andrew M, Logan, Chloe D, Emma, Dean, Mason, Jackson, Anna, Andrew B, Lucy, Ivy, Ava, Nolan, Braxton, Lydia, Tennley, Brecken, Nolan Karter, and one great-great- grandchild, Adelynn.  

Memorial contributions are suggested to: St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital

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February 24, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Prairie Home United Methodist Church
544 Highway Drive
Prairie Home, Missouri 65068

Funeral Service
February 24, 2024

2:00 PM
Prairie Home United Methodist Church
544 Highway Drive
Prairie Home, Missouri 65068

Burial to Follow
February 24, 2024

Bunceton Masonic Cemetery
Elm Street
Bunceton, MO 65237


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