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     Chance Hayden Kentner, age 21, of Lamar, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

     Chance was born July 26, 1991, at Lamar to Richard Kentner and Joy Miles.  He graduated from Golden City High School in 2010.  After two years at Crowder College, he was enrolled at Pittsburg State University for the fall 2013 semester, planning a career in plastics engineering.  Chance was currently working in the lawn and garden department at the Lamar Walmart.

     An avid outdoorsman, Chance enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was the Missouri State 4-H Youth Champion in Trap Shooting.  He had a life-long love of farming and earned FFA Chapter, State, and American Farmer Degrees.  A great day for Chance would involve baling hay, riding a Harley, playing softball or spending time at Angler's Paradise with Don.  One of the highlights of his life was a trip to learn about agriculture in Costa Rica.  He had recently discovered a talent for photography, capturing the excitement of motor sport racing with his Redline Photography.  Chance will be remembered by many as a loyal friend and was always there for anyone in need of a defender. 

     Chance was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Gene & Betty Kentner; maternal grandfather, Louie Miles; and his friend, Amber Francis.

     Survivors include his parents, Joy Miles of Lamar; Richard & Princess Kentner of Golden City;  maternal grandmother, June Miles, Lamar; four brothers, Scott & Amanda Kentner, Springdale, Arkansas, Josh Weimer & Annie Moore, Lamar, Jarid & Jennifer Weimer, Grain Valley, Missouri, Kyle Lowe, Stockton; two sisters, Shannon Kentner & Mary Leary, Falls Church, Virginia, and Emily Lowe, Golden City; two aunts, Sharon & Jesse Masterson, Carthage and Judy & Andy Easson, Lawton, Oklahoma; two uncles, Jody Miles, Lockwood and  Frank Bell, Lamar; ten nieces and nephews, Morgan, Rylie, Sydnie, Dylan, and Chloe Weimer, Alyson and Erin Kentner-Leary, Sicily, Eliza, & Van Kentner, Ty Bell, and Melinda Richey; 13 cousins, Brandon, Jordan, Jacob, Henry, & Kari Easson, Colton & Rocky Higgins, Bailey, Paxton, Zach, Zain & Finley Masterson, and Mason Bell; special friends, Emily Jeffries, John Dimond, Chase Probert, James Fanning, Chris Steward, Brian Reed, and Jerad Andrews; a large extended family and a host of classmates and friends.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 19th at Lamar United Methodist Church with Rev. Kent Garfield and Dr. Barry Winders officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery near Jerico Springs.

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Daniel Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Chance Kentner Memorial Scholarship Fund to establish an agriculture-related scholarship.


#25 Platte City, MOLeanna Schilling Jackson 2016-06-16 11:59
Joy, I was sorry to read about your son, Chance. He sounds like an amazing son. My deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family.

#24 Pittsburg, KSMeghan Woodrum 2013-06-20 09:28
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very difficult time. I only knew Chance through the brief times I met him when I was spending time with my cousin, Amber Francis, but boy did I hear lots of stories! She thought the world of your son, and I am sure she is rejoicing with him in heaven. I pray that God places his hands upon you in the difficult days, months, and years ahead.
#23 Lamar, MOLynnette Watson 2013-06-19 18:36
I had the great opportunity to hire and work beside Chance these last few months. And I would like you to know what a great kid you raised. He had a great work ethic and was an asset to our store. But most of all he had a great personality and sense of humor that will be missed by all of us! Praying you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
#22 Greenfield, MO.Carmen Hargis Baker 2013-06-19 12:46
Joy & Richard, I can not express enough how sorry I am for your loss. Know you are in my thoughts & prayers. Words aren't enough. Thinking of you and your families. Hold on to all those wonderful memories of Chance & know you have a lot of friends pulling for you. May God heal your broken hearts.
#21 Blue Springs, MoJudie and Bud Barkley 2013-06-19 06:52
Richard and family, Hopefully you will be comforted by all our thoughts and prayers in your sorrow. Thinking of you. We are so sorry.
#20 Stockton, MONancy Simhiser- Amber\s Mom 2013-06-18 15:57
Joy and family, so so sorry for your loss, Chance was a very special young man who had an impact on alot of lives. Please know that you are all in my prayers as I know the road ahead is a tough one, when every one else life gets somewhat back to normal yours will forever have an empty spot.May the lord fill that spot with his love, peace and comfort. Never let go of the memories!
#19 Betty Sparks 2013-06-18 10:06
June and family. Richard and I are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I didn't know Chance but I know he is an angel watching over you. The pain of losing a loved one never goes away but it does get easier. remember the good memories and look toward to the day you will meet again.
#18 lamar molinda berry martin 2013-06-17 16:32
Im so very sorry for your loss Joy my prayers are with you
#17 Carthage MOBrian and Deedra Beatty 2013-06-17 13:57
We have always known what an amazing young guy Chance was but reading and hearing everyones stories is just amamzing. He has touched SO many people's lives in such great ways! I hope that these stories and memories help you with the tough times ahead. Praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead for all of his family and friends. Big hugs to all..
#16 Lockwood, MoCandi Watson Duncan 2013-06-17 09:51
Joy and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord comfort you during this time and remember you have friends who care.

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