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 —
Harold LeRoy (Lee) Royer
Harold LeRoy (Lee) Royer was born Dec. 27, 1943, in Carthage, Mo. He passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
Margaret A. Thornburg
Margaret A. Thornburg, age 72, Joplin, Mo., passed away Nov. 21, 2013, following a short illness.
Ada Ruth Taylor-Crunkleton, age 80, Joplin, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Webb City Health and Rehabilitation Center.
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Fr. Ralph Duffner
Fr. Ralph J. Duffner, 83, of Chaffee, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Jackson Manor, Jackson, Mo.
Billie Gager Shanks, age 85, Joplin, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at her home.
Kevin L. Haynie, 32, Purdy, Mo., died Nov. 26, 2013, from injuries sustained in a one vehicle accident.
Doris Terry Smalley, age 88, of Galena, Kan., passed away at 3:36 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, after a short illness.
June M. Bowland
June M. Bowland, age 89, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 7:06 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Spring River Christian Village.
Pamela Annette Mayfield
Pamela Annette Mayfield, 59, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at her home in Kansas City, Mo.
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