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Christy Lee Templemire

October 21, 1982 — June 5, 2023

Obituary For Christy Lee Templemire

Christy Lee Templemire, 40, of Sedalia, MO, passed away Monday, June 5, 2023, at her home. She was born on October 21, 1982, in Sedalia, the daughter of Kathy Templemire and Chris McFail, who reside in Sedalia.

Christy came into everyone's life a little earlier than expected, being nearly two months premature. After spending some time in the hospital, Christy made her journey home. Christy and Kathy stayed for a short time with Grandma and Grandpa. Jennifer would say Christy stole all her baby
doll clothes. As you see, for the first few months, she wore cabbage patch doll clothes until she was able to grow into regular baby clothes.

Life goes on, and soon Christy was old enough to be off to school. She began her "career" at EW Thompson. A short time later, she was blessed with Big Randy coming into her life and a new baby brother, Randy Joe. Christy spent many years at EW Thompson. There were many dances and events at the school. Christy loved the dances that were put on there. She enjoyed being spun around in the open area with her friends. She won the title of Queen more than once; she was truly a joy to be around and always in high spirits. The staff was one that genuinely cared about the kids there. One of whom, Andy, one of the ladies who worked in the front office, lived just next door.

In her home life, she enjoyed the time she got to spend with close friends and family. Early on, Grandma was a huge part of her life. Grandma would have Christy lie down on her bed when she came for visits. Grandma would lie down with her to watch Jeopardy and The Wheel of Fortune. Christy at home loved her video games. She would spend hours pushing the buttons on the Nintendo just to hear the sounds. She wasn't always the easiest on the controllers, as sometimes she wanted to chew on them or just enjoyed throwing them on the ground to see how many times she could get you to pick them up for her.

Another one of her passions was 90's country music, whether it be in the car, listening to the radio going to bed, or watching CMT back when they actually played music videos. Christy liked her country whenever she could get it. What Christy loved, and I do mean loved, was the movie Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze. There were days Christy's Cerebral Palsy bothered her more than others, and she would use those lungs of hers to let you know. Even with all that discomfort, if we could get Dirty Dancing on, that just seemed to make things better. I bet our family has bought more copies of that movie than anyone else, dozens of VHS tapes, DVDs, and Blu-rays just plain worn out from back-to-back play. Christy also enjoyed being able to go out to eat. She was limited when she could go with her condition but was always very excited when she could go. Colten's, Bandanas, and Golden Corral were a few of her favorite places. She was also always excited to hear when she was getting a Pepsi, as it was one that Grandma and Grandpa always wanted her to have.

Christy attended EW Thompson until she turned 21 years old and was able to graduate out of their program. Soon after, she moved into the Roger Garlic Activity Center, where she spent another ten years. Christy was an active member of the Children's Therapy Center throughout her life as it morphed and changed forms into the Center for Humans Services and M Power.
Every year setting up new Individual Education Plans (IEPs), she and her family got the chance to work with many people that deeply cared for their charges, like Sonia Setzer and Tobie Beyer, just to name a couple.

In addition to her parents, Christy is survived by a brother Randy Templemire of Sedalia; a niece Savanah Vangordon; two aunts, Peggy and Debbie; an uncle Roger and many cousins.

Christy was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, John and Shirley Templemire, and paternal grandparents, Glen and Doris McFail.

A memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2023, at Rea Funeral Chapel, with Elder John Foote officiating.

The family will receive friends beginning at 2:30 p.m. before the service at the chapel.

A private burial will be held at New Lebanon Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in the care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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