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Gary Lee Seaton
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Gary Lee Seaton

Gary Lee Seaton 82, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
He was born December 19, 1935 in Osceola, Iowa to John P. and Geraldine Seaton. Gary grew up on the family farm near Osceola, Iowa.
He graduated from Osceola High School in the spring of 1954. Gary worked part time on the weekends at a local grocery store and went full time after graduating from high school. He later went to work at a John Deere factory in Ankeny, Iowa. He later attended college at Northwest Missouri State University in the fall of 1955 where he met his wife of 60 years, Joann Stephens. They were married on August 2, 1957 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in August 2017.
Following graduation from Northwest State University in 1999, Gary was employed by then Farmers Mutual Insurance which was later named American Family Insurance. He was in the claims division and prior to his retirement in 2009 he spent several years supervising the company claims operations in several Midwestern states.
He enjoyed playing baseball, softball and working in his woodworking shop. Gary accepted Christ as his Savior.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Joann Seaton; grandson, Jeremy Holmes; parents; and brother, Ronald L. Seaton. Survivors include children, Jan Seaton Magee (Scott), Pat Seaton (Jane), Kay Kleiman (Michael), Lou Ann Holmes (Randy); eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside Farewell Services & Interment 10:00 A.M. Saturday, Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online guest book and obituary at

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5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

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5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

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