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Dennis Earle Rothacher, 75, Lee’s Summit, Missouri passed away at his home surrounded by his family on June 19, 2017. A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Harvest Baptist Church, 901 NW 19th St, Blue Springs, Missouri 64015. A funeral will follow at 11:00 AM. Burial in Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Baptist Church.
He was an elder at Raytown Christian Church. Dennis was an ordained pastor, head Deacon, taught discipleship for over 20 years and taught the Discovery Class for 10 years at Kansas City Baptist Temple. He preached at Hidden Lake Care Center for 10 years. Dennis also served as President of the Temple Heights Homes Board for 10 years and was awarded Apartment Manager of the Year for the Greater Kansas City Area in 2005.
Dennis was a Past President of the Purchasing Management Association of Greater Kansas City, active member of “Character That Counts” in Lee’s Summit and President of the Business Sector of Lee’s Summit Community of Character. During his career, he was Vice President of Operations and Materials Management.
Dennis is preceded in death by; mother & step father, Ailsa & W.E. Buck; father, Oscar Rothacher; biological mother, Sadie Barnes and half sisters, Joyce & Sandy Barnes. Survivors include; wife of 57 years, Jo Ann, of the home; daughter, Vicki Fredrick, Lee’s Summit, Missouri; son and daughter-in-law, Mike & Paulette Rothacher, Kansas City, Missouri; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon & Mark Pritchard, Shawnee, Kansas; five wonderful grandchildren; Kristine Warren (Jeremy), Joshua Rothacher; Stephanie Fredrick, Caleb Rothacher and Rebekah Rothacher and two wonderful great grandchildren; Ethan Warren and Amelia Warren. He is also survived by; step brother, Vernon Buck half sister, Judy Perry; and half brother, Rick Barnes.