, 46, of Gardner, KS passed away July 2, 2011 at Miami County Hospital, Paola, KS. Memorial Service 1:00 pm Sat., July 9, 2011 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffery Mackey Memorial Fund. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com
Jeff was born July 2, 1965 in Seward, NE to Clifford Leroy and Claudia Grace (Krisl) Mackey. He grew up and attended school in Falls City, NE. Jeff moved to Gardner in 1985 and married Jerelyn Kay Kreiensieck July 30, 1990 in Tennessee. He worked for Fleet Paint Specialties in Olathe where he was a painter and did body work. Jeff enjoyed his “dirt” bikes, camping, and sports. A favorite past time was gambling at casinos and he loved to cook for everybody.
He was preceded in death by his father. Jeff is survived by his wife Jerelyn of the home; children Jasmine Kay Tisdel, Gardner, KS and Christopher Scott Kruse of Texas; mother Claudia and stepfather Conrad Gebhart, Gardner, KS; granddaughter Ashlyn; sister Dawn and husband Troy Beach, Gardner, KS; four nephews Tyler, Derek, Josh, and Lee; and one niece Stephanie.