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 —
Cecil Bliss Betterton
Cecil Bliss Betterton, age 84, of Webb City, Mo., passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014, following an illness.
Scottie I. (May) Eldridge
Scottie Ilene (May) Eldridge, 84, of Riverton, Kan., passed from this life on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Quaker Hill Nursing Home.
June A. Blalock
Mrs. June Adair Maddy Blalock, of Joplin, Mo., departed this life on March 9, 2014, at her residence after a recent decline in health.
Robert L. "Bob" Clement, age 88, Joplin, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his residence.
James "Barney" Cooney
James "Barney" Cooney, 82, of Joplin, passed away peacefully Monday morning, March 10, 2014, after a brief illness.
Clarence Glenn Beezley Jr.
Clarence "Glenn" Beezley Jr., age 83, of Oronogo, Mo., passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his residence.
Larry Dale Creger
Larry Dale Creger, age 73, passed away suddenly at his home in Graham, N.C., on Friday, March 7, 2014
John Thomas "Tom" Periman
John Thomas "Tom" Periman, a life-long resident of Carthage, Mo., passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at his home.
Ted B. Evans Sr.
Ted made his last road trip from Carthage on March 7, 2014 to a heavenly home, where he will meet many friends and family. He will be there waiting for us all. Ted was born on September 15, 1934 in Joplin, Missouri. Ted was the son of Ramon A. Evans and Dorothy Elizabeth (Beatty) Evans. Ted attended grade school in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, moving to Carthage with his parents in May 1947. He attended 8th grade at Hawthorne School and graduated from Carthage High School in 1952. Ted was the director of the CHS Band and Pep Band. He graduated in 1956 from Westminster College, Fulton, Mo, with a Liberal Art Degree, where Ted formed and directed the band. He also received a music scholarship to Tulsa University. Ted joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity and attended Sigma Chi leadership school in 1954 at Hanover College, Indiana.
Elsie "Irene" Niles
Elsie "Irene" Niles, age 91, passed away at 3:33 a.m., Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Quaker Hill Nursing Center, Lowell, Kan., following an illness.
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