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Monday, December 20, 2021

Obituary - Traci Michele Julian

Traci Julian age 56 of Calhoun, Missouri passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri. Celebration of Life services for Traci will be held Wednesday, December 29th, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the First Assembly of God Church of Clinton. Family will receive friends Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 from 5-7 PM at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton. Inurnment will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, following the services. Family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Traci Julian Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the funeral home.

Traci was born May 9, 1965 in Kansas City, Missouri to the parents of Michael and Barbara Julian. She lived in various parts of Missouri throughout her childhood but completed her high school diploma at Clinton High School in 1983.

Traci met James (Jimbo) Easter in 1985. Throughout their 30+ years together, they raised a beautiful family with three children. They were true soul mates.

Traci started at Rival in 1987 and stayed until 2000. At which time she began helping her parents with their business, Julian Saddles and Tack. Throughout her employment she was also employed at Golden Corral beginning in 1994. She continued her employment throughout the restaurant’s transition to Dietz Buffet and was employed there at the time of her death. She was beloved by her co-workers and customers of the restaurant. Always happy and ready to serve with a warm smile.

In February 2016, Traci began weekly trips to Blue Springs to stay with her daughter LeeAnn, her husband Matt and their newborn son Marshall to care for him during the day. Soon, Jimbo joined the household and was cared for until he went home to Jesus. In November 2018, Leighton, Traci’s granddaughter was added to the family. Traci loved caring for both of her grandchildren, who she affectionately called her “pride and joy.” She was the best Nana ever.

During these same years, she happily cared for her aging mother and father and her grand nephew Lain. She endured years of loving teasing from her brothers, who she loved endlessly! As a matter of fact, throughout the years Traci always took care of all of those around her in big and small ways. She was the most selfless person anyone knew. Many times, she opened her home to take in others’ children to care for. Never did she care of the circumstances of others' situations, she didn’t judge, she just assisted them in any way she was able to, always regardless of the cost to her.

Traci enjoyed flowers and plants, creating beautiful and full flower beds at her daughter’s house. She lived on bacon and coffee! She enjoyed mushroom and arrowhead hunting outside and curling up to watch a good movie inside. She cherished spending time with family and friends playing games, completing puzzles and hitting up the Bingo Hall. Spending time in her Bible and prayer with the Lord was a daily practice for her. More than anything she lived to be with LeeAnn, Marshall and Leighton.

Traci was preceded in death by her mother Barbara Julian, her true love Jimbo Easter, and one infant brother Michael Julian. She is survived by her children, one son, Brandon Easter of Odessa, Missouri and two daughters Candace Easter of Kirksville, Missouri, and LeeAnn and husband Matt of Blue Springs, Missouri. Her father Michael Julian and great nephew Lain Hill of the home in Calhoun, Missouri. Her siblings, sister Robin Littlejohn of Washington State, and brothers Dean (Julie) Baker-Julian of Buckner, Missouri, Todd Julian of Clinton, Missouri, and John Julian of Calhoun, Missouri. Her grandchildren; six granddaughters, Hallie Marcase, Tatum Trotter, Jyna Pflum, Trinity Easter, Presleigh Pflum, and Leighton Marcase and three grandsons, Kane Easter, Kels Pflum and Marshall Marcase. Two (soon to be three) great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.