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Everitt Allen Loughridge

Everett Allen Loughridge, age 83, of Belton, Missouri, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 surrounded by his loving family members.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Victory Assembly of God, 601 N. Old Highway 71, Adrian, Missouri 64720. A visitation service will be held prior to the funeral from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Everett was born in Livingston, Montana on April 1, 1936. He was the son of George Loughridge and Dorothy (Wanke) Loughridge and growing up had one sister, Jeanette.

After graduating high school, Everett went on to further his education and received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. He then enlisted in the United States Navy, serving his country for a total of 34 years, retiring at the rank of Captain.

While in the military, Everett was joined in marriage with his wife, Jo Ann (Gollmyer) Loughridge on December 30, 1959 in Helena. After Everett’s long and honorable service, he returned to school, receiving a Bachelor of Science from DeVry Institute of Technology.

Together, Jo and Everett were blessed with three children, Lori, Lisa and Lance.

For three years, Everett worked for the Raytown School District as a teacher and then for another 14 years as the Technology Coordinator at the Belton School District until retiring in 2008.

Throughout his life, Everett attended various churches while at different duty stations and always maintained much involvement with each one, playing saxophone, teaching Sunday School and serving as Deacon at Christ Center Assembly of God in Beaverton, Ore. Belle Chasse Assembly of God in Belle Chasse, La.; and Grandview Assembly of God in Grandview.

Most recently, Everett faithfully attended the Victory Assembly of God in Adrian, where his son Lance and daughter-in-law Angie are pastors. Everett was a member of the Radio Control Flying Club and for 10 years a member of the Belton City Council.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, writing, collecting rocks, remote airplanes and model trains.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents, George and Dorothy Loughridge.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Jo Ann Loughridge; son, Rev. Lance Loughridge (Rev. Angie); two daughters, Lori Loughridge and Lisa Nelson (Glen); sister Jeanette Van Meter (Jim) of Clancy, Mont.; seven grandchildren, Jonathon (Michelle), Jordan (Dalton), Jacob, Tyler, Ashley, Lane, and Paige; and one great granddaughter, Addie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Victory Assembly of God Church as it is addressed above.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

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Everett was a valued member of the Belton School District staff. His advice and recommendations regarding improving our technology equipment and services was excellent.

As a member of the school board, I found I could always trust he would tell us the truth about what should be our target goals regarding technology, and how to reach those targets in the most cost effective way. His military background probably contributed to his no-nonsense style. In personal relationships he was friendly and easy to relate to . . . a really good guy. Condolences to the family and friends.

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