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Ivan Dwain King, 85, Independence, Missouri passed away February 19, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Connection, 4725 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64064 or American Diabetes Association, 6900 College Blvd, Leawood, Kansas 66211.
Ivan was born September 15, 1932 in Winfield, Kansas to Etna & Pansy King. He was a Korean War Navy Veteran. Ivan worked B & O Railroad for 8 years, and moved to Kansas City in 1967 where he worked for Skelly Oil Company. He retired from Texaco Oil Company in 1983. After he retired he worked for Raytown School District for 10+ years.
He will be remembered for his years as a Cub & Scout Master where he was an honorary warrior in the Tribe of Mic O Say, volunteer for the Missouri State Department of Conservation, his mission work at Woods Chapel including the Russia Mission and Hurricane Katrina relief mission and as a volunteer at Wee Care. Ivan also played Santa Claus at Independence Center and loved traveling where he traveled to all 50 states, Russia, Europe, Canada and Mexico.
Ivan was preceded in death by; parents; daughter, Debra King; grandson, Eric King and brother, Leon King. Survivors include; wife of 49 years, Raegene; son and daughter in law, Stephen & Christine Claxton, Lee’s Summit, Missouri; daughter, Paula Claxton, Kansas City, Missouri; son and daughter in law, Daniel & Sherri Claxton, St Louis, Missouri; daughter and daughter in law, Patricia Claxton & Nancy Koerber; daughter, Valerie King, Cumberland, Maryland; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and brother and sister in law, Rolland & Irene King, Temecula, California.