Greg James BackesOctober 16th, 2020
Greg James Backes, 63, of Tipton, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. Greg is survived by his wife, Mary Jo, and five children. Kylie Carey lives in Sedalia with her husband Mark and four children: Dani, Trey, Dane, Christian, and step-daughter Kaylen. Scott Backes lives in Tipton with his wife Megan and two children: Tindle and Corbin. Rachel Grunert Lives with her husband James in Fayetteville, Ark. Cameron Backes and fiancée Madison Knipp live in Tipton. Abby Backes lives in Tipton and attends Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. Greg is also survived by his three siblings: Karla Pettigrew and husband Ross of Tipton, Tim Backes and wife Julie of Centertown, and Lisa Michel of Fort Madison, Iowa. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Greg was preceded in death by daughter, Megan Jo; his parents, Carl and Nancy; his father and mother-in-law, Joe and Gladys Scott; and nephew, Nick Pettigrew. A rosary will be led in his honor at 8:00 a.m. by the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tipton. Visitation hours will follow from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. and officiated by Fr. Alex Gabriel. Greg will be laid to rest at St. Andrew Cemetery in Tipton. Due to current safety restrictions, the funeral services at 1:00 p.m. will be family only. The rosary, visitation, and burial will be open to the public. Masks are encouraged. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St. Andrew Church or St. Andrew School. Arrangements are in the care of Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Tipton.