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Daniel Todd “Danny” DesCombes, 59, died unexpectedly on April 7th, 2023, at Saint Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit Mo. He was born on October 4th, 1963, the son of Charles DesCombes and Dorcas (Bowman) DesCombes.
Danny was born and raised in Clinton Mo., and lived on the family farm his entire life. He leaves behind his wife of 17 years, Katherine “Ki Ki” DesCombes, son Dennis Todd DesCombes and wife Tori, daughters Christina “Tina” DesCombes and Rachael “Rae” Stadter, grandchildren Gunner and Gracelynne Cope, sister Diane (DesCombes) Bernard and husband Andrew, nephews Patrick Bernard and wife Emily, Charlie Bernard and wife Hannah, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and extended family including the Hays children who he loved as his own. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dorcas DesCombes as well as grandson Gauge Cope.
Danny was hard-working from an early age driving trucks, row-cropping, and raising cattle. Shortly after its inception in 1972, he joined the family business, DesCombes-Agri, where he serviced and sold Vermeer agriculture equipment. He was one of the kindest and most loving people one could ever know, always willing to lend a helping hand. He loved his wife, kids, being PaPa to his grandkids, spending time with friends, and loved all animals especially his dogs. Danny had the driest sense of humor and could be counted on for a laugh in any situation. He loved shenanigans, long-time friends, traveling, Mexico, and creating adventures. He especially loved Springtime and all that came with it like mushroom hunting.
Danny and Ki Ki loved to travel, especially trips to Mexico where Danny proposed to Ki Ki. He loved immersing himself in the culture and spending time in Bucerías near Puerto Vallarta. During the pandemic they enjoyed watching videos of Bucerías since they couldn’t travel there in person. They recently picked up camping and had a great time together learning a new hobby.
Danny was a great husband, father, PaPa, friend to many and will be greatly missed by all.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the DesCombes Family Scholarship, in care of Education Foundation For Clinton Students. These donations may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.bradleyhadley.com.
Charles F. DesCombes, 89, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at his home. He was born May 15, 1931 in Leeton, Mo., the son of Jesse DesCombes and Dorothy (Gildersleeve) DesCombes.
He married Dorcas Charlotte Bowman in Shawnee Mound, Mo., on June 1, 1952. She preceded him in death on November 5, 2019.
Charles was a Biology and Chemistry teacher for 30 years with the Clinton School District and a longtime Vermeer dealer with DesCombes Agri-Business where he thoroughly enjoyed working and visiting with the customers. He honorably served his country with the United States Navy, serving aboard the USS Boxer, among other vessels and ports. He took great pride in being Assistant to the Admiral. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. Charles’ greatest enjoyment was time spent with his grandkids.
Surviving are one son, Daniel DesCombes and wife Kiki, Clinton, Mo.; one daughter, Diane Bernard and husband Andrew, St. Louis, Mo.; three grandsons, Andrew Patrick Bernard and wife Emily, Bozeman, Montana, William Charles Bernard and wife Hannah, St. Louis, Mo., and Todd DesCombes and wife Tori, Clinton, Mo.; two granddaughters, Tina DesCombes, Kansas City, Mo., and Rachael Stadter, Clinton, Mo.; two great-grandsons, Rory Paul Bernard and Gunner Harvey Cope; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marjorie Dyer; and one brother, Bill DesCombes.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Charles F. DesCombes Scholarship Fund.
Dorcas C. (Bowman) DesCombes, 87, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Tuesday afternoon, November 5, 2019 at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.
She was born July 21, 1932 in Clinton, MO, the daughter of Locke Bowman, Sr., and Naomi (McCann) Bowman. She married Charles DesCombes on June 1, 1952 at Shawnee Mound, MO. He survives of the home.
Dorcas was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, a member of the PEO for over 50 years, and current President of the Lorna Kemper Club. She had a passion for painting, designing her own yearly Christmas cards. She was very instrumental in establishing the DesCombes Agri-Business with her husband Charles. Dorcas enjoyed visiting with customers when they came in.
In addition to her husband, surviving are one daughter, Diane Bernard and husband Andrew, St. Louis, MO; one son, Daniel DesCombes and wife KiKi, Clinton, MO; three grandsons, Andrew Patrick Bernard and wife Emily, Bozeman, Montana, William Charles Bernard and wife Hannah, St. Louis, MO, and Todd DesCombes and wife Tori, Clinton, MO; two granddaughters, Tina DesCombes, Kansas City, MO and Rachael Stadter, Clinton, MO; two great-grandsons, Rory Paul Bernard and Gunner Harvey Cope; and several nieces and nephews, among them are Locke and Patricia Bowman, David and Nancy DesCombes, Sarah DesCombes, Debbie and Joe Boyles and Denise and Darrin Key.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Locke Bowman, Jr.
DesCombes Agri-Business, Inc., was founded in 1972, by Charles and Dorcas DesCombes. It was set up as a Farm Dealer with Vermeer which meant owning and operating a Vermeer baler on the dealer’s farm.
As one of the first dealers to carry the Vermeer round baler, Charles ran the first model, a 605A baler. Since then the company has operated all 605 models to date.
Charles focused on selling and starting the balers, while Dorcas handled the parts department and bookkeeping. Their son, Dan, and daughter in-law, Ki Ki, took over the business in 2011, and are the present owners. Charles still comes to the business in the morning to help with calls and customer questions. He may still be known for being a science teacher in Clinton for 25 years, retiring in 1990.
DesCombes Agri-Business is known for its outstanding customer service and the knowledge the dealership is able to provide regarding any forage questions its customers may have.
DesCombes offers a full line of hay equipment for small and large operations. They carry both new and used equipment. Since 1972, DesCombes has expanded their forage line in conjunction with Vermeer, from balers to a full line today, including balers, mowers, rakes, tedders, bale processors, and bale wrappers.
DesCombes currently has six employees. With the help of these employees DesCombes Agri-Busines is able to offer equipment repairs, in the field service, trouble-shooting over the phone, new belts and belt repair, monitor repair, a large parts inventory, winter service on equipment, financing options on select new/used models, in-season availability by phone, after hours parts set out, and the ability to ship anywhere.
DesCombes Agri-Business, Inc., philosophy is to provide a good product with good service and to use a policy of honesty.