Remembered as a people person

Eileen Caffey Moeller, of Laurie, formerly of Kansas City, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at her home. 

 She is survived by her husband, Mervyn, of the home; granddaughters, Lori Sutton, Paula Cook and Gina Gribble; grandsons, Ken Caffey and Keith Caffey; and seven great-grandchildren, Jon Erik Sutton, Jenna Leigh Sutton, Alan Caffey, Jessica Caffey, Travis Cook, Zhenya Cook and Matt Gribble.  She was preceded in death by her son, David Caffey and daughter, Patty Horn.

 Eileen was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Independence and later joined the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie.  She held many offices in the churches, the American Legion Auxiliary, 8 & 40 across Missouri and the American Heart Association.  She retired from Avon in 1983, after 23 years as sales counselor/sales manager of four metropolitan cities including, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Ft. Worth.  She loved her work.  She was a “people person” and loved them all.  Her “feather” was placing 9th in the entire United States in increasing sales.

 After recovering from her very busy lifestyle, she served on the City Council in Baytown, Texas, worked for the Chamber of Commerce and did volunteer work at the Baytown Hospital.  

In 2000, she moved to the Lake of the Ozarks and became active in the church and in the community.  She remained active until January of 2012, when her health took a toll on her and she had to slow down.

 She loved the Lord and her dear, caring husband.  Her children and grandchildren were the joy of her life.  “The best is yet to come!”

 Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 23rd, at the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie with Pastor Rick White officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Monday, at the church.  Graveside services and interment will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, at Green Lawn Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church or to Hospice Compassus.  Expressions of sympathy may be left online at  Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.