Todd Jason Dickens

1975 – 2008

Todd Jason Dickens was born on May 25, 1975 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Clyde Albert and Gale Lee (Enlow) Dickens.  Todd passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kans.  Todd was 33 years old and has lived most of his lifetime in the Ray County area.  He had attended Excelsior Springs High School, Excelsior Springs, Mo.  Todd had worked in the construction industry where he installed fiber optic cables. Todd loved to spend time with his children and enjoyed watching them play at any sport.  He enjoyed playing video games with his children and had a passion for watching movies.  Todd loved to fish and spent many hours out of doors.  Todd was of the Christian faith.

Todd is survived by his parents, Clyde and Gale Dickens of Riverside, Mo.  He is also survived by his wife, Tricia Wartenbee, of the home in Orrick, Mo.; his four children, Kaylee Sue Dickens, Blake Cole McNulty, Kagen Michael Wartenbee, and Mackenize Lee Dickens; and two brothers and sister-in-law, Terry Alan Dickens, Clay County, Mo., and Timothy Scott Dickens and Shonda, Sibley, Mo. Todd is also survived by his special canine buddy, Ozzy, of the home.

It was the family’s desire that Memorial Services for Todd be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Orrick Baptist Church with The Dr. Clay Kahler, officiant.  Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23 2008, at 1 p.m., at the Price Cemetery, Tahlequah, Okla. with The Dr. Clay Kahler, officiant. A visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gowing Funeral Home. The family has suggested that memorial donations be left to the Todd Dickens Memorial Fund for the care of his children, c/o Tricia Wartenbee.


Dear Mackenize, Kaylee, Blake and Kagen, I am so sorry to hear about your dad.
Your Friend, Anna Haynes

Gale, Clyde and family
My heart and prayers are with you now and always.Todd is dancing in heaven today. We love you.
Sheri (Orman) Jenkins

To Trisha and kids,
I cannot express how deeply sorry I am about Todd. I hope you all remember that he is looking down on you each and everyday. If any of you need anything please call me you have my number.
Heather Thompson

I’m sorry for your loss,Tricia, I love you very much, if you need me, please let me know.
Love always, Anthony

I know this is late but I just found out what happened. Todd was a long time friend and neighbor of mine. He was my very best friend when we were growing up and spent countless days playing over at our house and catching crawdads in the creek. He was fearless and I always wanted to be like him. I will never forget him and the good friend he always was to me. If you have a recent picture of him I would love to have it.
My love goes out to you all.
Ryan Timmons

Trisha and family. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Todd was a friend, and a good one for many years, even when I wasn’t the best friend in return. Since my move to Seattle I don’t get much news from home. I just heard about Todd from my Dad. I was going to visit Todd this Summer. I was looking forward to laughing at our old stories, going fishing, and telling him about my new life on The West Coast. I find solace in that his suffering is over, he is with God now. I like to think that Todd and Dave (Stewart) are up there watching over us. I’ll miss you brother.
Michael Johnston

Dear Uncle Todd, I love you so much! And I know you’re looking down on me. And I know you’re my angel sent to watch over me! I miss you soo much! There isn’t a day I go without thinking about you! I loved you and always will! You were one my best friends! You were always there for me and kept pushing me to work harder and keep going, and doing right in life! And I thank you! I love you so much! I’ll see you sometime! I love you Uncle Todd! Watch over me!
Alexandria Corbin Dickens