Lee Moreland

Lee Moreland passed away October 16, 2015. He was born June 20, 1926 in Iowa. Lee moved to Kansas City, Missouri and worked for IBM. After retiring, he volunteered at Truman Hospital Lakewood for several years. Lee was a caring, generous and patient person. He was always quick to volunteer or assist with any project. Lee touched many people in his lifetime and will always be fondly remembered.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters; 2 brothers and his wife Mildred Moreland. He is survived by his companion Betty Vonck along with; 2 sisters; 1 brother and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life, followed by a service will be held October 24, 2015 from 10am until noon at Heartland Cremation; 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO. In lieu of flowers, please volunteer or donate to charity.


  1. Asif on December 14, 2015 at 8:06 am

    This argument uletlaitmy seems to stem from a basic failure to acknowledge that important, real, tangible things can be fuzzy around the edges, that concepts need not have precisely demarcated boundaries in order to be useful. Surely the earth’ is a useful concept, as distinguished from outer space , but it is clear to anyone who considers the matter that there is no clear boundary between the upper atmosphere and outer space, only a gradual dropping off in the density of gas molecules. Likewise, there is no clear boundary between the atmosphere and the earth’s surface, as dust storms, precipitation, the oxidation of minerals, and myriad other messy phenomena illustrate. Are we to say then that the distinction between the earth and outer space is therefore illusory, and that, for instance, it’s absurd to assert that the earth sustains life while outer space does not? That the earth cannot sustain iterated processes (like generations of living organisms) because it has no transcendent identity that remains constant while those processes occur? (Actually, that seems like a fair analogy. The organisms often do change slightly from one generation to the next, precisely because the earth changes). Part of the problem is that people are throwing around abstract idealizations like propositions as if they are the real physical objects of actual reasoning. It seems to me that the actual reasoning that takes place in any person’s mind is at least in some sense a succession of brain states (better yet, a continuity of brain states, within a continually changing brain) which are all quite complex and difficult to represent with a the few bits of information in the string Socrates is a man .Perhaps part of the problem is a matter of speed and scale. A very simple proposition, like x=4 need not take up very much time/space in the brain. When using this proposition to do some reasoning, it seems crazy to believe that x=4 could be allowed to degrade or mutate into y=4 or x=3 without some adverse result on the reasoning. Therefore, the substrate of the x=4 must remain fixed, at least long enough for the proposition’s representation to remain constant for use in the next step (x^2 = 16). x=4 had the same meaning for me when I started and when I finished. However, over longer time scales, and with more complex propositions, it seems equally crazy to say that the proposition stays the same. I could spend a very long time indeed evaluating the proposition I have lived a good life . The same proposition might well come to mean different things to me as I went about the business of living. Is it universally true or universally false ?I can tell I’m getting lost here, and don’t think I could possibly do otherwise. All I really have is an intuition, an intuition that arguments of this kind are made by people who see things as being more discrete than the really are.

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