Jeanie H. Ores, age 84 left us, Thursday, June 2, 2022, to “Go with the White Lights”. She was at peace and joined many of her loving family members and friends in Heaven.
Jeanie was born in Yuli, Taiwan, October 28, 1937, to a loving father, Hua Lan Huang and
mother Yuan Mei Chu and each passed many of their humanitarian and entrepreneurial qualities
on to her. The oldest of five children, she was fiercely hardworking, determinedly self-reliant as well as
kind, generous and caring.
Jeanie married Richard F. Ores, whom she met in Taipei, while both worked at a US Army facility at the
time. This marriage was blessed with four children: Karen, Kenny, Maribeth and Ricky. She will be
missed terribly by all her family members including her eight grandchildren: James, Eric and Jesse (Karen),
Tristan (Kenny), Sam, Jacob and Zach (Maribeth) and Andrew (Rick). Jeanie is also survived by eight
wonderful great-grandchildren. She and Dick divorced but continued to be great friends and
parents until his death in May 2000.
Jeanie came to America as a young wife and mother and became a citizen of the United States
within a few years. She was a true patriot and while she often longed for her
hometown, she was proud and grateful to be in a country that provided the opportunity for a 48-
year-old Asian lady to become a successful entrepreneur.
Jeanie later married Robert E. King who was also in the Army when they met. They shared trips
to Florida to see Nascar races in Daytona, they were both huge fans! One of her recent favorite
drivers was “Watermelon Man”. They also enjoyed Western Movies and Country Music. They
took care of each other and loved one another until Bob’s death October 2020.
Most people met Mom in connection with Jeanie’s Lounge in Grandview Plaza, which she
owned and operated for close to 40 years. She rarely missed a day at work, only taking off for
special events for grandkids or for family holidays. She enjoyed her business and loved her “bar
family” very much.
Jeanie’s family would like to thank those, who during different times in her life have been there as friends,“handymen” a shoulder to lean on or an ear to talk to, and those who supported her to continue her business until the age of 84 years!
A Celebration of Life will be held at Jeanie’s Lounge on Sunday, June 26, 2022, Noon to 3:00 P.M.
Please come by and share stories, pictures, and food (Potluck!) one more time! Let’s enjoy the
Arrangements and cremation services are under the care of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, and if so inclined, please make donations to Folds of Honor; an organization
that pays tribute to our Country’s veterans and their families.
A google picture account has been set up and can be accessed with the link below, please upload
any pictures of Jeanie (mom), to be viewed at the celebration.