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Michelle June Straight, 59, of Holden, Missouri, passed away January 7, 2021 at her residence.

Michelle was born August 7, 1961 in Glendale, California, daughter of Johnnie Krigbaum and Sandra (Grunder) Krigbaum.

She went on to graduate high school in the San Fernando Valley in California. Michelle worked for Pacific Bell and AT&T in the San Fernando Valley for the early years of her career before moving to Lee’s Summit in 1993, while continuing her employment with AT&T.

She resided in Holden from 1994 to the present, while working at AT&T until 2005.

Her employment continued from 2006 to 2019 with ExamOne. Michelle loved reading and relaxing. She is survived by her husband, Jared Straight of Holden; and her son, John A. Garcia of Sylmar, CA; and her two beloved dogs, Roscoe and Boss Hog.

Michelle was preceded in death by her mother, Sandra Krigbaum; her father Johnnie Krigbaum; her brother, George Krigbaum; and her niece, Melissa Krigbaum. Online condolences may be left at

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