Monday, August 1, 2022

Obituary - Ronald Eugene Love

Ronald Eugene Love, age 53, a resident of rural Deerfield, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. He was born December 6, 1968, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the son of Robert Sherman Love and Patricia Ann Johnson Love. Ron graduated from the Ft. Scott High School. He married Jelene Bower on June 30, 2001, in Ft. Scott. 

In earlier years, Ron had worked for his family’s business, Love’s Trash Service. He later worked for Superior Wheels in Pittsburg, Kansas. Ron was a devoted husband and father. He will be remembered for his patient attitude toward his children. He enjoyed racing and for a time owned his own racecar. He was also a great fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the KU Jayhawks.

Survivors include his wife, Jill, of the home; and his four children, Alyson Love of Ft. Scott, Quentin Love of Nevada, Missouri and Gavin Love and Evan Love both of the home; his mother, Pat Love of Ft. Scott, a brother, Bob Love (Patty) of Ft. Scott, a niece, Maggie Love and a nephew, Rob Love (Jennifer). Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Amelia Bower of Deerfield, three brothers-in-law, Rick Jones of Ft. Scott and Tony Bower and Jason Bower (Thabena) all of Deerfield and several nieces and nephews on the Bower side of the family as well as a good friend, Paul Scrivener (Bridget) of Ft. Scott. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Love, Sr., father-in-law, John Bower and his brother-in-law, Doug Bower.

Rev. Paul Rooks will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 5th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends on Friday from 9 A.M. until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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