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G. Leroy Bower

September 6, 1938 — November 3, 2017


George Leroy Bower, 79, of Pleasant Hill, was born, September 6, 1938, in Lakin, Kansas, the son of Jesse S. and June K. (Dunbar) Bower.  He departed this life, Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence.

Leroy was a 1957 Uniontown, Kansas High School graduate.

He was first united in marriage to Phyllis I. Whitcomb; they later divorced.  On January 30, 1971, he was united in marriage to Karyn S. Townsley in Ft. Scott, Kansas.  She survives.

Leroy was employed as a Union Carpenter retiring in 2000.  He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local #777.  He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, working on cars and lawn mower engines, gardening, and smoking various meats.

Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Tracy L. Michael; two brothers, Floyd Bower and Jay Bower; and one sister, Margaret Rhodes.

He is survived by his wife Karyn of Pleasant Hill; two sons, Darren (and Billie) Stewart of Pleasant Hill, and Steven (and Robin) Bower of Winfield, Kansas; one daughter, Lori (and Jon) Evans of Moran, Kansas; three brothers, John (and Amelia) Bower of Deerfield, Missouri, Perry (and Helen) Bower and Chester (and Linda) Bower, both of Ft. Scott, Kansas; two sisters, Roberta Rickman of Girard, Kansas, and Mable Green of Peyton, Colorado; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren (with another one on the way); other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the funeral home.  Reverend D. Kent Deubner officiated.  Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Donate Life and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

Charitable donations may be made to:

Donate Life
PO Box 570, Jefferson City MO 65102-0570
Tel: 1-888-497-4564

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