Friday, March 10, 2023

Obituary - Arthur J. Morford

Arthur “Art” J. Morford, age 63, of Cleveland, Missouri, passed away at home on Monday, March 6, 2023.

A celebration of Art’s life will be held with a visitation on Friday, March 17th from 6 to 8pm at Cullen Funeral Home in Raymore, MO.

Art was born in Kansas City, Missouri on October 21, 1959 to William “Bill” Morford and Nadine (Nash) Morford. After graduating high school, Art received his Associate’s degree. For twenty years, he created a career for himself as a printer technician. He was joined in marriage with his loving wife, Elizabeth “Beth” (Sedwick) on August 24, 1985. For the last six years he has been an associate at Walmart. In life, Art loved the Kansas City Zoo, bears, fishing and of course watching the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs.

Art was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nadine Morford; and brother Donald Morford.

Here to cherish Art’s memory are his wife of thirty-seven years, Beth Morford; son, Keith Knapp; daughter Andrea Brashear (Brandon); brother, Ronald Morford (Wanda); four grandchildren, Kharis and Brooklyn Knapp, and Zander and Damon Brashear; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Friends of the Zoo, Inc. of Kansas City, Missouri dba Kansas City Zoo online at

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

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