KANSAS CITY, MO —
Robert Edward Harrison died on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 20l2, in Leawood, Kan., due to complications from open-heart surgery.
Bob was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Joplin, Mo., the son of Daniel Grover Harrison and Jessie May Phillips Harrison. He participated in the invasion of Normandy during World War II. Following the hostilities he was assigned to the United States Embassy in Paris, as a cryptographer. Upon his discharge, Bob completed his college degree and joined Macy's Department Store in Joplin and then in Kansas City.
Bob left Macy's to co-found Roberts Interiors, an interior design firm. After a successful career, he moved to Santa Barbara, Calif., to pursue his passion for landscape gardening. In retirement, Bob returned to Kansas City to be near his family and friends. He served his community through Meals on Wheels and volunteering as a bookbinder at the Johnson County Library. Bob was a true son of the Midwest, a man of integrity and humanity. He loved his family, his friends and his native Joplin.
Two sisters predeceased Bob, Joan Harrison Jones Bowen and Betty Lou Harrison Thomas.
Bob leaves his adopted sister, Virginia Rose Farley McLeod and three generations of nieces and nephews.
KANSAS CITY, MO —
Edward Appleman, age 64, formerly of Carl Junction, Mo., died Sunday, June 2, 2013.
Jackson Eugene Fryar, 71, of Galena, Kan., passed from this life on Monday, March 4, 2013, at his home.
Kristopher "Cade" Hawkins
Kristopher "Cade" Hawkins, age 24, of Asbury, Mo. (formerly of Carl Junction, Mo.), passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, after a fatal car accident.
Bonna Dean Smith
Bonna Dean Smith, age 64, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Friday, June 14, 2013.
Randall R. Yates
Randall Renfro Yates, age 87, Joplin, Mo.,passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013, at a local nursing center.
Judith A. Brown
Judith Ann "Judy" Brown, 73, of Austin, Texas, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Floyd Ray Sullivan
Floyd Ray Sullivan, age 89, of Carthage, Mo., passed away June 15, 2013.
Guenter H. Renger
Guenter Hagen Renger, age 70, of Carl Junction, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
In loving memory of Bob Neely
Leland Kenneth "Lee" Larimore, age 46, Joplin, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Freeman West Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
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