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Monday, June 21, 2021

Updated Obituary - Vicki Jo Lyon

Vicki Jo Lyon, 66, Drexel, MO, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO. Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 4, 2021 at West Line Community Building in West Line, MO.

Vicki was born September 3, 1954 in Harrisonville, MO, a daughter of Donald M. and Patricia Lou (Richardson) Lyon. She married Stephen Spellman on March 29, 1975 and to this union three children were born: Patricia, Brandi, and Justin. Later the marriage ended in divorce. Vicki was a 1972 graduate of Cass Midway High School. She had lived in West Line, MO, Osawatomie, KS, Kansas City, MO, and Cleveland, MO before moving to Drexel.

Vicki was a school bus driver for Cass Midway Schools (Apple Bus) and Blue Valley School District (Durham Bus Company) where she was a member of the Bus Drivers Local #838. She also worked as a waitress for Sanderson’s in Kansas City and other area restaurants. Vicki loved to watch golf and football (Kansas City Chiefs) on TV; she loved playing board games and cards, especially Wahoo, Yahtzee, Dominos, Canasta and Bingo, and she enjoyed teaching her grandchildren how to play them. She loved bowling and had been in a bowling league in the past. And of course, she loved going to the casinos

Vicki enjoyed nature and camping at LaCygne Lake. She really enjoyed traveling, and some highlights include the Rocky Mountains, the Smoky Mountains, the Deserts of Arizona and New Mexico, the San Francisco Bay, the Gulf of Mexico (from Texas to Florida), the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and Mexico. She especially loved her 12-day trip across the nostalgic famous Route 66. Vicki took great pride in being a shuttle bus driver during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.

Vicki had many friends including lifelong friends and friends she recently met, neighbors and coworkers, past and present, whom she loved very much, and who will miss her dearly.

Vicki was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Steve Lyon and Eric Sechrest. Vicki is survived by her three children and Tricia’s fiancé, Eric Moore; one brother, Bob Lyon and wife, Lori, West Line, MO; two sisters, Donna Barrett and husband Ray, West Line, MO and Lori Brock, Cleveland, MO; a sister-in-law, Gail Lyon of West Line, MO; three grandchildren, Jade, Ryleigh, and Ashlynn, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.