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Leah Walberg Flanery
Leah's husband's obituary:
Larry Wayne Flanery
April 27, 1939 - Oct. 27, 2004
Larry Wayne Flanery, 65, Butler, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at his home.
He was born April 27, 1939, in Freeman, the son of William R. and Bernice M. (Brown) Flanery.
After completing high school, Mr. Flanery worked for Pitman Manufacturing Company in Grandview for 27 years before they closed and moved to Canada. He helped build The Family Center in Harrisonville. He worked for Mobile Hydraulic Equipment in Lee’s Summit for a short time. He then did custom hay baling.
Feb. 20, 1960, he married Leah Walberg in Miami, Okla. They had three children.
Mr. Flanery lived most of his life on the family farm in Cass County. After the sale of the farm in September 2001, he moved to Butler.
Preceding him in death were his parents; maternal and paternal grandparents; a brother, Derrel; and a son, Kyle, April 20, 1985.
Surviving are his wife, Leah, of the home; a son, Tim Flanery and his wife, Lori, Archie; a daughter, Laura Wheeldon, Garden City; four sisters, Freda Cummings and her husband, Pete, Grandview, Beverly Baker and her husband, Earl, Harrisonville, Ann Brown and her husband, Bob, Archie, Sue Pippen and her husband, Jim, a brother, John Flanery and his wife, Shara, all of Archie; a granddaughter, Melinda Bechtold, Clayton; two grandsons, Canaan Bechtold and Taylor Flanery; a stepgrandson, Matt Johnson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Bob Brown, Bill Wernex, Wayne Armintrout, David Cummings, Larry Duncan and Jim Pippen.
Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with Pastor Jay Friedman, New Life, A Wesleyan Church, Copan, Okla., officiating.
Interment was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
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