Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate - Paris, MO 65275

Cass County Land Auction

Real Estate

Location: 2402 Hwy 291, Harrisonville, MO

10 a.m. Friday, February 23rd, 2024
Offering 233 Acres in 3 Tracts

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Cass County Elks Lodge 2402 Hwy 291, Harrisonville, MO 64701

Physical Address:

26005 E. State Route 2, Harrisonville, MO 64701

Farm Location:

1 ½ Mile East of Harrisonville on HWY 2 and begins at the corner of S. Blinker Light Rd and HWY 2.


It is with great pleasure that Wheeler Auctions has been entrusted to liquidate the home and land holdings of the late Phillip K. and Velda Lee Kelley. 

This property has been in the Kelley Family over 116 years and represents one of the great farmers and farms of Cass County.  It is in a prime location just east of Harrisonville and many of you have driven by the property (corner of Blinker Light Road and HWY 2) over the years with the thought that someday I would sure like to have all or a part of that place.  On February 23, 2024 you will have that opportunity, so we invite you to be with us on sale day to exercise your option to bid on and buy all or part of this historic farm.  Many of the Kelley Family will be on hand for you to visit with. 

Chas and Mike

Niece, Sherry Osburn prepared the following short biography of  Mr. Kelley’s life and farm:

Phillip Kohler Kelley Trust Estate

Phillip Kohler Kelley and his twin sister, Margaret Cecelia Kelley, were born Sept. 14, 1931, to Phillip K. and Velma Lee (Kohler) Kelley. The Kelley family made their home on farm ground homesteaded by Velma’s family on top of Kohler Hill. Phillip and Margaret both grew up there and even rode the same horse across the farm to school.

From a young age, Phillip loved taking care of his cattle. After high school, he served in the Army from 1952 to 1954 and  married  Velda Lee Kircher on March 28, 1954. The couple lived near Lone Tree, Mo., and in Archie, Mo., but built their current home in 2000 on top of Thrill Hill near Harrisonville, Mo.

Phillip’s sister, Margaret, married Dennis “Mac” Fox and spent her career working as a computer programmer at Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. Margaret and Mac had one son, Tim Fox, who resides with his wife, Carolyn, in New York City, N.Y. They have one son, Sam.

Phillip was a familiar face in town, often visiting the banks, restaurants and stores. He loved attending area auctions, visiting with friends and bidding on items to add to his collections.

But Phillip was particularly proud that the 233 acres he called home was named a Missouri Century Farm in 2008 during his ownership. Even at 91 years old, he had more than 50 head of cattle on the property and in spite of several health challenges in his later years, he found a way to take care of his cattle and the farm he loved every day.

Tract 1

 A lovely, well maintained 4 bedroom home setting on 5 surveyed acres with road frontage along HWY 2 is the staple for this tract.  It is move in ready, a great floor plan and one of the nicest homes we have ever sold at auction.  Plan to view this home at the OPEN HOUSE scheduled for Thursday, February 1st, between 3 pm and 7 pm.  Other showings by appointment only.  Home sells as–is with no buyer contingencies as to financing or inspections.  If you cannot close on this home, we ask that you not bid on it.

26005 E. State Rt. 2 Highway, Harrisonville, MO 64701

The home was built in 2000 by the Kelleys and was re-roofed in September 2023. It includes 5 surveyed acres of land. A professional survey performed by Bowers Surveying is available for review. The appropriate titles, deeds and documents will be made available to the buyer. Other property details include:

All main level living area 2,957 square feet
Full unfinished basement 2,957 square feet with ½ bath, walk-out door and single-car garage door w/opener
Large master bedroom and walk-in closet with on-suite master bath including garden tub, double sinks, shower and handicapped-height toilet
Two-car attached garage with walk-in door and garage door opener
Large formal dining room with chandelier
Family room with built-in cabinetry/shelving and gas fireplace
Kitchen with rolling island, eat-in breakfast nook and walk-in pantry
Three additional large bedrooms and two additional full baths
Large main level utility room
Leaded glass entry door with sidelights
Beautiful hardwood floors in kitchen/breakfast nook and main traffic areas, carpet in bedrooms, family room and dining room
Enclosed back porch and deck to enjoy the beautiful view

We will offer this tract in the third and final position of our Kelley land auction.  It will be sold by the whole dollar amount and will be sold following the offering of the Tract 2 and Tract 3 farm land tracts.

Tract 2 and Tract 3 contain a total of 228.93 surveyed Acres with approximately 180 open tillable acres currently in row crops, pasture and hay ground.  FSA has 105.64 acres in row crops with the balance, much of it terraced, in pasture and hay

Tract 2

This 33.95 surveyed acre land tract consists of open farm ground with development possibilities as it has road frontage along both HWY 2 and Blinker Light Road.  Home sites, mini farms, or developmental property of this size is very hard to come by and with this location, a priority and look into the future makes this a very interesting tract of Cass County land. 

Tract 3

This 194.98 surveyed acres has all of the current FSA row crop acres contained in this tract.  A total of 8 machine sheds and cattle barns are maintained in the NE corner of Tract 3.  These buildings are mostly good to excellent condition and range in size from 30’x24’ to 40’x60’ in size.  Note the pictures and when you view the farm be sure to look thru those farm structures.  Water for cattle is abundant with both pond access and stock water available.  Access to those buildings is thru the ingress/egress easement along Hwy 2 or thru the driveway where easement access will be in place at the farm house adjacent to the NE corner of Tract 3.


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