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    Norma McCarroll Hacker

    Norma McCarroll Hacker, 93, Franklin, TN formerly of Excelsior Springs, MO and Independence, MO passed away Sat., Aug. 3, 2019. A memorial service will begin at 2:00pm, Sat., Aug. 17 at Walnut Gardens Congregation, Community of Christ, 19201 R.D. Mize Rd., Independence, MO 64057. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm before the service at church. Private inurnment will be at Mound Grove Cemetery. Norma was born July 27, 1926 to Alma Ernest and Alice (Joice) Campbell in Independence, MO. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Missouri and a Master of Arts in Education from UMKC. She taught sixth grade in the Excelsior Springs…

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    Robert Schroeder

    Robert W. Schroeder, 80, of Independence, MO passed away August 6, 2019. A visitation will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 12, at Messiah Lutheran Church. Burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Bob was born December 20, 1938 at a farm outside of Alma, MO to Erwin and Laura (Stockman) Schroeder. After high school, he served our country in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Germany. In 1962, he met and married the woman of his dreams, Elaine Wolpers. After 30 years of service, Bob retired from Sears. He was an avid…

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    Mike Stout

    Mike Stout, 60, of Greenwood, MO, peacefully passed away Saturday August 3, 2019 at Kansas City Hospice House surrounded by his family. Services will be Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. Family will greet friends after the service. Cremation. Michael Lee Stout was born June 12, 1959 in Des Moines, IA to Donald and Dorothy (Nordman) Stout. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Sheila (Halbert) Stout; daughters Liz Stout, Michelle Stout; mother-in-law Sunny Halbert; brother-in-law Mark Halbert; special friends Jim and Robbie Aswegan. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother Wendell. Online condolences…

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    Eric Sylvan

    Eric Deon Sylvan, 23, of Grain Valley, MO went to his eternal home on Saturday, August 3, 2019. A celebration of life will be held Friday August 9, 2019 at Graceway Church located at 5460 Blue Ridge Cutoff Raytown, MO 64133. A visitation will be held from 12 – 2 PM with services beginning at 2 PM. Graveside services will immediately follow at Woodlawn Cemetery located at 701 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64050. Eric was born May 27, 1996 in Independence, Missouri to Ernest and Diane Sylvan. Eric is survived by his parents, of the home; his paternal grandmother, Joan Greene of Kansas City, MO, maternal grandfather George “Pops”…

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    Ruby Hanes

    Ruby Hanes, 91, of Blue Springs, MO went to be with our Lord on August 4, 2019. A visitation will be held from 1-2:00 p.m. followed by a 2:00 p.m. service on Thursday, August 8, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel. Ruby was born in Kansas City, MO during the winter of 1927. She attended school in Kansas City, and graduated from Westport High School, class of 1945. After graduation, Ruby met Francis E. “Gene” Hanes from Krebs, OK. They were married October 26, 1947, and enjoyed 40 wonderful years of marriage. Through the years, Ruby and Gene lived in Dallas, TX, Oklahoma City, OK, Little Rock, AR and ended up…

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    Raymond Monheiser

    Raymond Monheiser, 84, of Blue Springs, MO passed August 5, 2019, due to complications from lung cancer. He passed peacefully surrounded by family and his wife Bonnie Monheiser. A visitation will be held from 1-2:00 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9, at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Burial at Blue Springs Cemetery. Ray was born on August 9, 1934, in Atwood, Colorado. He married Bonnie in 1966 in Lincoln, NE. They moved to Blue Springs, MO with their children Mark, Randi, Yvonne, and Ami in 1971. While living in Blue Springs, he served as a Regional Sales Director for the National…

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    Thelma Baker

    Thelma Louise (Simmons) Baker, 89, Independence, died at Home Aug. 1, 2019. Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Aug. 9 at Christ United Methodist Church, 14506 East 39th St S, Independence, MO 64055; interment at Floral Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. The family requests contributions to Christ United Methodist Church. Thelma was born Feb. 21, 1930 in Poplar Bluff, MO and graduated from Bismarck High School in the Class of 1947. She was a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell in Cape Girardeau, MO before moving to Independence, MO. She was a Past Vice President of the JayCee Wives in Cape Girardeau and a…

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    Patricia McQuillan

    Patricia Ann McQuillan, 76, Independence, MO passed away Aug. 1, 2019. Memorial services at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church will be scheduled at a later date; cremation. Pat was born July 14, 1943 in Rochester, MN and graduated from Van Horn High School. She was an assistant in the Pathology Department at Independence Regional Hospital and then Centerpoint Medical Center for thirty-five years before her retirement. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. She enjoyed tending her flower gardens but most of all loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pat was preceded in death by her husband John F. McQuillan on July 8…

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    Caroline Adkins

    Caroline Viola Adkins, of Independence, MO passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019, surrounded by her daughters. She was 87 years old. A visitation will be held Thursday, August 8th from 9-10:00am with a funeral service following at 10:00am, both at Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO 64052. She will be laid to rest in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Caroline was born on September 26, 1931. At the age of 16, she married Billie Gene Adkins on August 19, 1948. Together, they raised two beautiful daughters. She also worked in the cafeteria at Ott Elementary for several years. Caroline was a devoted Christian and member of Calvary Baptist Church…

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    Bobby Snook

    Bobby Ray Snook, 74, of Independence, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. A visitation will be held from 6-8pm Sunday, August 4th with a funeral service at 10am, Monday August 5th, both at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. Interment with full military honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Bobby was born April 25th, 1945 in Washburn, MO to George Snook and Velma Baker. He graduated high school in Exeter, MO in 1963, and went on to college until drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966. He faithfully served 3 years in the Army, 2 of them in Vietnam War and earned 3 medals of service…

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    Elizabeth Lewis

    Betty Lewis, 90, of Independence, MO, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. A visitation will be held from 6-8:00pm Sunday, August 4th at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. A graveside service will be held Monday, August 5th at 11:00am at Blue Springs Cemetery. Betty was born June 29, 1929 in Independence, MO to L. Ted and Mercedease (Lowe) Noland. She graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1947 and then married her beloved husband, Harold “Dean” Lewis in 1950. Betty enjoyed working for several fabric stores throughout her life cutting what was probably close to a million yards of fabric. She was an accomplished seamstress…

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    Lucille Johnson

    Lucille H. Johnson, 94, Independence, MO passed away July 28, 2019. Graveside services will be at 10:00 am, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 at Mt. Washington Cemetery. The family requests contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4126, 3846 W. 75th St, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Lucille was born June 28, 1925 in Fallsville, AR and grew up in Bartlesville, OK. She and her family moved to Independence, MO in 1956. She began her career at B & L Concessions which serviced the area racing tracks in the early 1960s and then started working with Volume Services at the Royals and Chiefs games in 1966. She was an employee for over fifty years…

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    James Stevens

    James Arthur Stevens, Sr, 62, of Independence, MO passed away at his home on July 27, 2019. James was surrounded by loved ones in his final moments. Services will be 10:00 am, Friday, August 2 at Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO, 64052; interment at Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8:00pm, Thursday at the Chapel. In passing, James rejoins his wife of 15 years, Sharon Stevens, and both of his parents, Edwin Glenn and Josephine Stevens. James is survived by his two children from previous marriage to Pamela McCollum, James Arthur Stevens, Jr (Jennifer) and Jennifer Callahan (Jeremy), as well as 4 stepchildren from his…

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    Kenneth “Ken” Simpson

    Kenneth Lee Simpson of Independence, Missouri, died Sunday, July 28, at Centerpoint Hospital, surrounded in love by his wife, Betty, his children and their spouses, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10am on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Woods Chapel Community of Christ Church. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am. Ken was born in Midland, Michigan on July 9, 1932 to LaVerne and Mildred (Ouderkirk) Simpson. He had a lifelong career of leadership and ministry with the Community of Christ Church, and served in numerous areas in the United States, Great Britain, and Haiti. Ken was known for his wisdom and wit, beautiful voice and…

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    Herbert Kramer

    Herbert F. Kramer, 90, of Kansas City, Missouri (formerly of Lee’s Summit) passed away on July 26, 2019. Visitation will be 6-8pm Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Speaks Suburban Chapel. Mr. Kramer will lie in state from 9:30-10:30 prior to the funeral service at 10:30 am Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 17200 E. 39th St. Independence, MO 64055. Graveside services with full Military Honors will take place in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at 2:30pm in Alma, MO. Herbert was born on March 3, 1929 in Blackburn, MO to Herman and Emilie (Fehner) Kramer. He attended Trinity Lutheran grade school, Alma High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia.…

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    A. Marie Weaver

    A. Marie Weaver, 91, of Independence, MO, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Cremation is planned with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Marie was the only child born to William and Winifred (Cramer) Dearing on November 5, 1927 in Independence, MO. Marie attended, and graduated from, high school in Kansas City, MO. She worked in computer operations in civil service. Marie married and had five children. She was a great, involved mother; always shuffling the kids around, encouraging them in whatever they did. She was very protective and would stand up to any authority when it came to the kids. Marie was a good…

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    Kenneth “Ken” Parks

    On Sunday, July 28, 2019, Kenneth (Kenny) James Parks passed away peacefully in his sleep. A visitation will take place from 5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO. Service at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 2, at the Suburban Chapel with burial to follow at Mound Grove Cemetery. Born May 23, 1956 to James and Foresta Parks, Kenny spent his childhood working side-by-side with his father “Red”. Kenny diligently, an often times reluctantly, learned hard work and family were the keys to a successful life. In 1986, Kenny stumbled across the love of his life…a 1971 Buick GS Stage 1. Through…

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    Larry McQueen

    Larry Robert McQueen, age 31, of Independence, MO passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 due to a auto accident. Larry was born on September 27, 1987, the first son to Terri Holloway and Mark Martin. Larry grew up in Missouri, and lived the majority of his life in Independence. He met his partner, Jessica Quinn in 2001 and had three beautiful daughters together. Larry was a hardworking man, a dedicated father, and fiercely loved his family. He was so smart and could literally fix anything. He could make anyone laugh and could light up a room with his sense of humor and amazing personality. He is survived by his partner…

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    Tommy Ketcher

    Tommy “Tom” Ray Ketcher, 66, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019. Cremation is planned, and services will be held at a later date. Tom was born on August 1, 1952 to Gerald and Betty (Hendrickson) Ketcher in Miami, OK. After high school, Tom went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in computer programming and worked for the company currently known as HP until his retirement in 2017. Tom enlisted in the Army in 1975 and served for 10 years. Daughter, Abbie was also born in 1975. In 2007, he married Theresa Kobe and gained two stepchildren, Jessica and Adam Bronson. Tom was a kind and…

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    Paul Wilson

    Paul Eugene Wilson, 83, of Independence, MO, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019. A visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. Service will be at 10am on Thursday, August 1, 2019 also at Speaks Suburban Chapel. Burial will follow at Mound Grove Cemetery. Paul was born on September 4, 1935 to James Miller and Laura Orena (Harding) Wilson in Moscow Mills, MO. Paul was the eldest of three brothers. Paul’s father worked for Sinclair Pipeline and moved to various cities and states, including Fort Madison, IA, before settling in Levasy, MO. Paul attended high…

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    Kevin Saylor

    Kevin Saylor went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2019 at the age of 51 years old. Kevin was born and raised in Independence, MO. He graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1986. Growing up Kevin was active in Boy Scouts and church. Kevin married Melissa Skinner on October 15, 1994. They have two amazing sons, Chase and Blake, of which Kevin was extremely proud. Their God centered home in Independence is a place filled with fun, encouragement and love for one another. Kevin was a life-long lover of the outdoors. He loved fly fishing, hunting and just viewing God’s creation from the seat of his motorcycle.…

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    Pamela Yarnell

    Pamela Jean “Pam” Yarnell, 70, of Independence, MO, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019. Graveside service will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Mt. Washington Cemetery in Independence. Pam was born on March 26, 1949 to Harry and Nadine (Aldridge) Harnish in Independence, MO. After graduation from William Chrisman High School, Pam started work as a secretary and worked for a few different companies through the years. In 1982, she married Ralph Yarnell and the two had one beautiful daughter, Heather. Pam was a wonderful wife and mother. She was loving and attentive and a great caregiver. She loved music, specifically Dwight Yoakam, The Rolling Stones…

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    E. Wayne Thruston

    In the early hours of July 24, 2019, Estelle Wayne Thruston died quietly surrounded by family. ‘Wayne’ as he preferred, was born to Birtha and Warren Thruston in Lee’s Summit, Missouri on September 21, 1919. He, along with his brother, Russell, was raised on the family farm. Wayne fondly referred to that time as ‘the good old days’. Those days developed Wayne’s love for gardening, hunting and hard work. The first of two family farms was sold to Unity School of Christianity, the first purchase of the present holding of Unity Farm. The second of two farms, was Hazel Grove, for which the town’s two room schoolhouse would be its…

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    Edward Manley

    Edward H. Manley, 93 of Sedalia, Mo passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO 64052. Burial will follow in Mound Grove Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening at the chapel. Donations may be made to the Sedalia Area Literacy Council or to the Sedalia Community of Christ. He was born December 28, 1925 in Independence, MO to Earl J. and Erma Ruth (Wilcox) Manley. Edward graduated from Waller High School in Chicago, IL in 1943 and later from…

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    Laura Goudelock

    Laura Goudelock, 61, of Independence, MO passed away July 23, 2019. A visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29, at Noland Road Baptist Church, 4505 S. Noland Road, Independence, MO. Burial at Mt. Washington Cemetery. Laura was born April 4, 1958 to John and Anne Anglin. Her father John preceded her in death. Laura fought a long battle with cancer. She was courageous, strong and brave throughout, wanting so badly to win her fight. She was a loving caregiver to her parents, as well…

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    Lois Doerr

    Lois Marie Doerr, 76, of Independence, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019, at her residence and surrounded by her family. Lois was born November 16, 1942, in Hazard, Kentucky, to Travis Stanley Hammons and Clara Elizabeth (Martin) Hammons Jordan. She attended Westran High School in Huntsville, Missouri, and later graduated from the Kansas City School of Business. She worked as a case worker for the DFS in Missouri from 1976 until she retired in 2001. She married George Jerome Doerr in 1963, and in the 13 years they were together, they had four children. Lois loved to create. She crocheted often, creating everything from doll dresses to afghans to…

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    Eugene Waechter

    Eugene H. Waechter, 91, Overland Park, KS passed away July 20, 2019. Memorial services will be at 10:00 am, Sat., July 27 at Atonement Lutheran Church., 9948 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212. Visitation will be 6-8:00 pm, Friday at the church. Private inurnment at Johnson County Memorial Gardens will follow at a later date. Kindly omit flowers. The family requests contributions to the Atonement Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Gene was born on October 10, 1927 to Isabelle M. & Wolfgang A. Waechter in South Bend. Indiana. He graduated from John Adams High School, served in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant in Korea and received an Honorable Discharge.…

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    Yong Kim

    Yong Ung Kim, 77, Lee’s Summit, MO passed away July 19, 2019. A visitation will be held from 6-8:00pm, Thursday, July 25th, with a funeral service at 10:00am on Friday, July 26th, both at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. Interment will follow at Blue Springs Cemetery. Yong Ung was born October 5, 1941 in Seoul, South Korea. He and his family came to the United States in 1976. He was a very active member of the Korean Antioch Church of the Nazarene in Kansas City, KS and spent his life glorifying the Lord and putting others first. He was a very loving husband, father and…

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    Judith Gregston

    Judith M. “Judy” Gregston 79, of Independence, MO passed away on Friday, July 19th, 2019 surrounded by her family. A visitation will be held Wednesday, July 24th from 5-7:00pm with a memorial service following at 7:00pm, both at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to St. Mary’s Village ALF, Crossroads Hospice or a donation to your favorite charity. Judy was born February 5, 1940, to Earl and Mavis Lewis (Gosney). Judy was the 3rd of 4 children and grew up in Brookfield, MO. In 1963, she married Albert Wayne Gregston. She was preceded in death by her…

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    Patty Crabtree

    Patty Ann Crabtree, 82, of Independence, MO, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019. A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 1-2pm at Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W Lexington, Independence, MO 64052. Service will follow at 2pm, also at Carson-Speaks Chapel. Burial will be private at Mound Grove Cemetery. Patty was the second child born to Evelyn Riddle on October 29, 1936 in Clinton, MO. After graduating from Clinton High School, she met and married Darrell Crabtree and the two had a pair of sons, Darren and Greg. Patty was a bank teller at North American Savings Bank and American Bank before retiring after 20+ years of…

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    Georgia Waage

    Georgia Ann (Hazelrigg) Waage of Independence, Missouri, passed away on July 16, 2019. She was born in Crocker, Missouri on August 22, 1931. She was preceded in death by her parents, Delmar F. and Goldia O. (Robertson) Hazelrigg, her brother Delmar T. “Bud” Hazelrigg, and her husband of 64 years, Eugene O. Waage. She is survived by her son and his wife, Dr. Chris and Kathy (Pennington) Waage, her sister Eleanor (Hazelrigg) Jacobs, her grandchildren Christian, Eric, and Kaitlyn Waage and Courtney (Waage) Forshee, many nieces and nephews, three grand-dogs, and four great-grand-dogs. Visitation will be on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 10:00 am, with the funeral at 11:00 am,…

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    Ayden Pierro

    Ayden “King” Erych Mykel Pierro, 2 months and 86 days old, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019. A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 6-8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit, 2 NE Douglas St, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. Service will be Friday, July 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., also at First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit. Burial to follow at Blue Springs Cemetery, 2800 SW Walnut St, Blue Springs, MO 64015. Ayden is survived by his parents, Persyda Trevino and Michael Pierro; sister, Ayvalinn Emmaleigh Persida Pierro; grandparents, Renita Pierro, Michael Pierro Sr., Angelika Trevino, Joe Cirilo, and Rene Trevino Jr.; cousins,…

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    Harry Diehl

    Harry Cecil Diehl, 79, of Blue Spring, MO, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 1-5pm at Blue Springs Assembly of God, 2501 Duncan Rd, Grain Valley, MO 64029. Harry was born to Harry and Ruth (Bailey) Diehl on May 9, 1940 in Long Island, NY. He lived in Franklin Square until the age of 10. He travelled throughout the US with his family and settled in Warrensburg, MO. He attended Warrensburg High School until 1958, when he joined the US Air Force, serving a 2-year tour in Japan. Also in 1958, Harry met Bonnie Hardcastle and…