Bill Stockman – Lee’s Summit Tribune

July 26, 1936 ~ January 10, 2022

Billy Gean Stockman, 85, of Pleasant Hill, was born July 26, 1936 in Higginsville, the son of William “Bill” and Elma (Davis) Stockman. He left this life on Monday, January 10, 2022, at home surrounded by love and family.

Bill graduated from Higginsville High School in 1954.

On May 29, 1955, he married Rosemary Bird in Higginsville. She preceded him in death on April 14, 2017.

Bill was employed as a printer and lithographer for several area printing companies including Higginsville Advance, Unity Village, Eagle Lithography, Chromagraphics and Press Ready Plates. He was a member of Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, Pleasant Hill Jewel Lodge #480 AF&AM, the Cattleman’s Association and the Woodturners Guild. He enjoyed woodworking, farming, fishing, motorcycling, and working on anything with a motor. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Bill was also predeceased by his parents and a sister, Linda Stockman.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Mike McKee of Hartsburg, Missouri; his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Dena Stockman of Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren, Tyler (and Tina) McKee of Leawood, Jaclyn (and Chris) Reeder of Columbia, Susan McKee of Hartsburg, Stephanie Stockman and Jamie (and Garrett) Coillot, both of Pleasant Hill; three great-grandchildren, Kyle Coillot, Alex Coillot and Johnathan McKee; one brother, Bob (and Alona) Stockman of Higginsville; one sister, Judy Swingle of The Villages, Florida; other relatives and friends.

The funeral will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday January 17, 2022 at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner will officiate. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers are Garrett Coillot, Curt Jones, Charlie Brown, Doug Bird, Randy Long and Kirk Smith.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Phoenix Hospice or Pleasant Hill First Christian Church and may be sent to care of the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

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