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Jacob R. Warren

21 September, 2006 by Ed Ediger

Jacob Robert (Jake) Warren, age 25, of Lindsborg, Kansas, died Wednesday, September 20, 2006, as a result of an automobile accident,at Lindsborg Community Hospital, Lindsborg, Kansas.

Jacob Robert Warren, son of Jeffery and Crystal Warren and brother of Rachael Warren, was born on July 8, 1981, in McPherson, Kansas. Jake grew up in Galva, Kansas, attended Galva Elementary School and Canton-Galva Middle and High Schools. Jake was an outstanding athlete. He was passionate about and excelled in all his athletic activities. He spent summers swimming and playing MAYB basketball, falls quarterbacking his middle, then high school football teams, and winters back on the basketball court. When not playing sports, Jake spent his time coaching area youth. He was known for his good sportsmanship, his ability to motivate others to do their best, and his enthusiasm for those he inspired. He was respected by all ages as a role model and a young man of integrity.

In the summer of 2003, he began a new phase of his life when he focused his attention towards Cassie Becker. They became engaged to be married on August 26, 2005, while on a trip to the Plaza in Kansas City. Their wedding date was set for November 18, 2006. Both Jake and Cassie were looking forward to this day as a celebration of their future life together with their numerous friends and family.

In December of 2005, Jake received a Bachelor of Art degree in Business Management from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. He then began working full time at the North McPherson branch of Farmers State Bank as Assistant Vice President. He became involved in the McPherson Chamber of Commerce, and he and Cassie were helping to re-establish the senior youth group for the First Presbyterian Church.

Jake lived life to the fullest. His easy-going spirit made everyone feel welcome. He loved being with friends and family and cherished the times he spent with others. You could find Jake in Manhattan on fall Saturday afternoons passionately cheering on the K-State Wildcats football team. Wednesdays and Saturdays during the summer meant golf at the McPherson Country Club with his dad, uncles, and many friends. He enjoyed going to movies with his sister, and even let her choose the film if she supplied him with popcorn and Twizzlers.

Jake was a cherished son, brother, fiancé, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. He was special to everyone who knew him, and those who knew him will always cherish his memory. Jake taught us how to treat others with kindness, respect, and acceptance. The way he lived life is a lesson to us all. We love you Jake.

(note from parents)

To our dear son,
A parent’s life is filled with dreams for their children. You fulfilled so many of those dreams and have given us so many memories to cherish.
We dreamed our children would be happy, friendly, caring and affectionate to everyone and you had all of these qualities.
You loved to smile, talk, laugh, sing, hug and kiss. We don’t know how we’ll survive without hearing your voice or feeling your touch.
If we wrote everything in our hearts, this would be a book we would never finish.
We can only thank you for the twenty-five years we had you.
The laughter and tears, good times and a few rough spots. We’ll cherish every moment we were given of you.
We never failed to tell each other thank you when needed and that we loved each other.
Thank you for being our son. We love you now and forever.
Mom and Dad

(note from sister)

To my beloved brother,
It is hard for me, as I am sitting here, to imagine that I have to live the rest of my life without you. I wish that I could play one more round of golf, go to one more K-State game, or take another family trip with you. Every time we were together was a joyous time. My mind has been racing with all the wonderful memories from the past. I’m so glad that we grew up with parents and an extended family that gave us such a full life.
As I remember the past, my heart aches for the future. I was so looking forward to seeing you in your wedding, and I couldn’t wait for the day when you told me I would be an aunt.
Just know that I’ll always love you, and I know you’ll be waiting for me in heaven.
Love,
Rach

(note from fiancée Cassie)

To My Dearest Jake:
You are my everything! I lived for each moment we got to spend together. We loved so much. We held nothing back and it was amazing. I looked for you for so long. I finally found you and with you came all the love I ever dreamt about. I felt so much love for you and from you whether you were making me laugh or just holding me tightly. I could always feel how much you cared. I want to thank you for that. I also want to thank you for introducing me to your beautiful family. I feel all the love there with them also. They love you so much too. I know that your love for them and me will live on forever.
Jake, I am numb right now and I will be for a long time. I don’t ever want any of this to set in and I know eventually it will. I know you would want me to be strong and trust me honey, I am trying. I am going to go on now remembering all the great times we had together. I am so happy I have so much to remember you by. I remember and love the fact that we could be so lazy together. We would just sit on the couch and watch old movies. I remember and love that you would just smile at me and it would make all my problems disappear. I loved that smile and your laugh. Some friends of yours call it a giggle. That is what you did. You lit up any room with your presence. Oh Jake, everyone knew that. You were incredible. I’m so sorry we didn’t get to walk down the aisle as man and wife but you made everyday feel that special. Oh Jake, I wanted so badly to take care of you for the rest of our lives. I know that you felt the same way by the actions you showed me daily. I wanted so badly to have a family with you. Our kids would have probably been all boys and more ornery than sin, but they would have been fun. That is what you were, so fun! We all had so much fun. Whether it was with your family or friends there was always something to laugh about with you. We all love you so much. I’m sure your friends, the tight pack that you all were and are, are reminiscing about your glory days as a football player and coach. I’m sure they have also shared a million golf stories too. We are sure there isn’t a soul in Heaven that hasn’t heard about every game you have played in, watched or coached. By now, I’m sure they have also heard about the Cats and how they could improve their offense and offensive line. I’m sure they have also heard all about Phil Mickelson but not a word about Tiger Woods. I’m sure you have cracked plenty of jokes by now also. These things and so much more is what we all loved about you. I know the guys will miss playing cards with you and the blackjack tables will never be the same. You sang karaoke like no one else and we all loved it. You knew how to live life and you taught us all so much. You were my hero and I miss you so much. We all do.
My heart, along with all your friends and family is broken in a million pieces. It hurts so much. We are still here waiting for you to walk through the door once again to hold us once more. We will go on waiting. I wait and hope to meet you again when the time is as perfect as the day we ran into each other 3 years and 3 months ago. I will go on waiting and loving you with all that I am. You were “the one”, my life time love, you were my everything!
Love you always,
Cassie


On Wednesday, September 20, 2006, Jake died as the result of an automobile accident at Lindsborg Community Hospital, Lindsborg, Kansas. He was twenty-five years old.

Surviving members of his family include his parents: Jeff and Crystal Warren of McPherson, Kansas; his sister Rachael Warren of Winfield, Kansas; his fiancée, Cassie Becker of McPherson, Kansas; his paternal grandparents, J. B. and Margaret Warren of Galva, Kansas; numerous beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Don and Mary Rouse.
Friends are invited to call Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with the family present to receive friends 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel. Cremation will follow the visitation.

The Reverend H. Dick Reynolds, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in McPherson, Kansas, will conduct the funeral service at the Countryside Covenant Church in McPherson, Kansas at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2006. Kristin Ivers will sing “Shine On Us” and “Grace Flows Down.” The congregation will sing “It is Well With My Soul” and “Be Thou My Vision.” Connie Hoover will be the organist.

Inurnment will be in the McPherson Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Canton-Galva Booster Club Canton, Kansas, First Presbyterian Church Youth Ministries, McPherson Health Care Foundation, both of McPherson, Kansas or Bethany College Athletic Department, Lindsborg, Kansas.

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Posted By Reagan (Stacy) Heering on 27 July, 2011
I was thinking back on the summer swim team and how much fun we had. We made some great memories that I cherish to this day. It is crazy to think that you have been gone for just short of 5 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren, I hope you are both doing well. Just know that we all still miss Jake and think of him often.

Posted By Tracey on 20 September, 2007
Its been a year already and I still think about you every day Jake. Thinking of you always.
Tracey

Posted By Tracey Wedel on 12 November, 2006
For whats its worth I think of you and Jake every day and cant imagine what you are going thru. Just know that with the comfort of the Lord and your family and friends you will survive. He would have wanted that because he was truly an amusome person.
Always
Tracey

Posted By Tracey Wedel on 15 October, 2006
To the Warrens and Cassie I dont know if you are still reading these but wanted you to know I think of you and Jake every day. He was special and I will keep him in my heart forever. Hope this finds you in the comfort of the lord.
Always
Tracey

Posted By Robin Hilewitz-Brown on 30 September, 2006
Crystal, Jeff and Rachel,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very hard time. Remember that Jacob is not alone but with all those that love him so much-Mary, Don and all the other special angels and loved ones that are not here with us on Earth. We were so sad to hear about this tragedy and we truly understand the hurt and emptiness you feel when you lose a child. He was a very special person. Please be strong and know that he will always be with you. Robin, Joey and Justice Rose Brown, UK

Posted By tracey on 27 September, 2006
Just wanting you to know that all of you are in my thoughts every day. I wish there was something I could do to help the hurt. I love you all and hope you will trust in the lord to help you thru this. Take care and know Im thinking about you.
Tracey

Posted By Bryan & Tina Anderson on 26 September, 2006
We enjoyed tailgaiting with Jake at KSU games - our boys loved playing ball with him. He always had a big bearhug for us along with his wonderful smile! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted By Chrissi Paine(Olds) on 25 September, 2006
Rachel and the Warren family-You have all been in my thoughts and prayers continuosly. I pray for peace that passes understanding for all of you. Chrissi

Posted By Christie Muret on 25 September, 2006
Rachael:
You have been in our thoughts and prayers this week. We are so sorry for your loss.

Posted By Emily (Wedel), Blake, and Taylor Allen on 25 September, 2006
My deepest sympathy to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted By Jennifer (White) Theurer on 25 September, 2006
Rachel, Cassie, Jeff & Crystal - So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ty, Jennifer & Grant Theurer

Posted By Laura Fraser Nairne on 25 September, 2006
Cassie and the Warren family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies- you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.

Posted By Chris and Marcie Cottrell on 24 September, 2006
Our heart goes out to the Warren family and his fiance, Cassie. Jake was such a wonderful person. I remember the summer he coached the swim team. The kids really liked him and so did the parents. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Cottrell Family.

Posted By Matt and Laura Sandbo on 24 September, 2006
To the Warren family and Cassie- Jake touched so many lives and will be missed dearly. Our prayers are with you.
Matt, Laura, and Kyndall

Posted By Milo & Terri Larson on 24 September, 2006
To the Warren family so sorry for your loss. Jake will be missed by all. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Milo & Terri

Posted By Renae Renken on 24 September, 2006
Cassie and Warren family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Renae

Posted By Matt, Laura, & Kyndall Sandbo on 23 September, 2006
To the Warren family and Cassie- So sorry to hear of your loss. Jake touched many lives and will be truely missed. Our prayers are with you.
Matt, Laura , & Kyndall

Posted By Matt, Laura, & Kyndall Sandbo on 23 September, 2006
To the Warren family and Cassie- So sorry to hear of your loss. Jake touched many lives and will be truely missed. Our prayers are with you.
Matt, Laura , & Kyndall

Posted By Cassie Turner on 23 September, 2006
Rachael,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted By Denny Walthers on 23 September, 2006
Jeff, Crystal and Cassie - While I never personally met Jake, we are all diminished by his loss. We are here to support you in any way that you need.

Posted By Scott Engstrom on 23 September, 2006
Jeff and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Trust in the Lord and he will see you through. You are in my thoughts an prayers.

Posted By Nancy Burger on 23 September, 2006
Rachael and family, I am so sorry about your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May your many wonderful memories bring you comfort at such a sad time.

Posted By Misa (Anderson) Daily on 23 September, 2006
I am so sorry to hear about Jake. He will be missed by all that knew him! I will continue to pray that the Lord will be with you in this painful time.

Posted By Amber and Isaiah Versola on 23 September, 2006
I am so sorry for your loss. Jake was such a special person, and our prayers are with you.

Posted By molly pourhussin and family on 23 September, 2006
Rachael, you and your family are in our prayers. If you need anything at all, LaDonna and I are a classroom away...Molly

Posted By Sondra Groene on 23 September, 2006
Rachael and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you strength in this most difficult time.

Posted By Shannon & Lanae Powell on 23 September, 2006
Cassie, Jeff, Crystal, & Rachel: I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Jake touched so many lives and will be missed by all. You're in our prayers!

Posted By Jeff and Chris McMannis on 22 September, 2006
Jeff, Crystal, Rachel and Cassie,
We are keeping you in our prayers. We understand and know what you are going through. Take each minute, hour and day at a time, knowing God is carrying you through.

Posted By Kari (Webster) Harvey on 22 September, 2006
Jeff, Chrystal, Rachel and Cassie, my heart goes out to you all. Jake was a great guy and will be dearly missed by all who have come into contact with him. If you need anything at all please do not hesitate to ask. God Bless and take care of each other.
Kari

Posted By Marlene(Goudy)Andreas on 22 September, 2006
Jeff,Crystal,Rachel,& Cassie. So sorry to hear about the loss of Jake. He was a wonderful person. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted By Sharon McVay on 22 September, 2006
Jeff, Crystal and Family:
I was so sorry to hear about Jake. I had not seen him for a few years but remember him at football games in Manhattan and what a good time he had. He was a great kid. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted By Jeff and Chris McMannis on 22 September, 2006
Jeff, Crystal, Rachel and Cassie,
We are keeping you in our prayers. We understand and know what you are going through. Take each minute, hour and day at a time, knowing God is carrying you through.

Posted By The Westbrook Family: Marvin, Darla, Ama on 22 September, 2006
Each of our lives was touched in a different way by Jake, and we will treasure those memories! Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you face each new day - one day at a time.

Posted By Bev Roebuck on 22 September, 2006
Rachael and family,
So sorry to learn of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you the comfort he alone can give.
Bev Roebuck

Posted By Beth Staton on 22 September, 2006
Rachel and family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers
May God hold you close at this
terrible time.

Posted By The Jones\'-Randy, Sherri, Rick & As on 22 September, 2006
Jeff, Crystal, Rachel, and Cassie. Words just can't express the feelings we have for the loss of Jake. He was a funny kid who gave everyone alot of good memories and who will be greatly missed. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Randy, Sherri, Rick and Ashley Jones

Posted By Jennifer Madrigal on 22 September, 2006
To the family and friends of Jacob, we are all praying for you during this difficult time. Rachael we love you and are thinking of you! Jennifer, David, Kale (and all of your WIS friends)

Posted By Jean Welu on 22 September, 2006
My thoughts and pray are with you at this time. I did not know Jack
but I am sure he was as wonderful as his sister, Rachel. May God Bless you and give you all the strength you need.
Jean Welu
Winfield Middle School

Posted By Jean Welu on 22 September, 2006
My thoughts and pray are with you at this time. I did not know Jack
but I am sure he was as wonderful as his sister, Rachel. May God Bless you and give you all the strength you need.
Jean Welu
Winfield Middle School

Posted By Tammie, Branden & Kyle on 22 September, 2006
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God grant you peace in the days to come.

Posted By Brad,Mary,Corey,Codey,Camey,Caley,Cyler on 22 September, 2006
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of Jake. He was an awesome person and his memory will live on. We will keep the Warren Family and the Becker Family in our prayers. The Lord will give you all strength.

Posted By Sadee(Farner)Nichols on 22 September, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and Cassie.

Posted By Joe & Cassie Rierson on 21 September, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. What an awesome guy he was!

Posted By The Unruhs\': Tony, Jo, Ashley & Jor on 21 September, 2006
Our Heartfelt sympathy to your family & Cassie. May the good Lord give you peace and comfort in this difficult time, know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted By Tracey Wedel on 21 September, 2006
To the Warren family and Cassie I was so devistated to hear about Jake he was such an awesome person. My heart goes out to you.Trust in the lord and he will console you thru this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Take Care.
Tracey

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