Donald Dean Teegarden, 80, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born Friday, May 10, 1929 in Ray County, Missouri, the son of George Washington and Mabel Grace (Borgmeir) Teegarden. He departed this life Saturday, October 31, 2009 at his home. On October 26, 1952 Donald was united in marriage to Mary Jean Thomas in Kansas City, Missouri; they recently celebrated 57 years together.
Donald was a Millwright working for Allis Chalmers, Ruboid and later for General Motors. He also owned and operated the Big Creek Machine Shop; all while running their farm near Pleasant Hill. He was a member of the Strasburg Baptist Church, VFW Post #3118, and American Legion Post #53.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Jim Teegarden and his sister Hazel Bush.
He is survived by his wife Jean of the home, 3 daughters, Denise White and her husband Rick, Linda Day and her husband David, and Anita Bleich and her husband Michael, all of Lee's Summit; 6 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 6, 2009, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. Pastor Preston Sanders, minister of the Strasburg Baptist Church officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. With full military honors by the VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard. Casket bearers were Jacob Bagby, Jeremy Beach, Michael Bleich, Ronnie Bush, David Day, and Rick White.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Strasburg Baptist Church Building Fund or Village Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.