Harlan Grantham


Harlan R. Grantham, 90, Belton, MO, passed away March 13, 2010 at his home. A memorial service is planned for 10:30 AM, Friday March 19, 2010 at Central Presbyterian Church, 3501 Campbell St., Kansas City, MO. Harlan was a lifelong resident of the metro area and a devout Christian. After retiring from a career of sales management, he spent time volunteering for Project Literacy, researching on the internet, and traveling to the Rocky Mountains. He was a proud veteran, serving in WWII as a Ball Turret Gunner on B-24‘s in the Pacific Theater. In 2007, he lost his wife of 70 years, Margaret. He was also preceded in death by five older brothers and a grandson. He is survived by children Robert (Carol Ann) Grantham of Mansfield, TX, Barbara (Charles) Curry of Lee’s Summit, MO, Elaine (Michael) Foiles of Kansas City, MO, and Martha (Glade Hadden) Grantham of Gunnison, CO. Also surviving Harlan are 12 grandchildren, 20 great grand children, and 9 great-great grandchildren, and his loving companion, Millie the cat. The family wishes to thank the staffs of Beautiful Savior and Grace Hospice for making Harlan’s final years comfortable and happy.

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  1. Cecile Grantham & Barbara Capone on March 16, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Barb, Lanie and Bob you were constanty there for your Dad every day making sure he was comfortable and enjoying life as much as possible.Our prayers are with you.

  2. Elaine Foiles on March 16, 2010 at 9:18 am

  3. Elaine Foiles on March 16, 2010 at 9:19 am

    rest in peace, Dad

  4. Dee Stocksen Shipley on March 16, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I will miss my Pop but I am rejoicing that he and Margaret are together once again. I am thankful for all the wonderful memories your Mom and Dad allowed me to have by making me a part of their family. We will be at the Memorial Service on Friday.

  5. Boyd Murphy on February 18, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    To Harlan Faimly:
    I was the pilot of the crew that he was with . Thanks Robert for the history of your fathers life during ww2. On the crew he was the old man of the crew.

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