Raymond Dale Mundy, 93, went to be with God on June 24, 2017, while a resident at Community Springs Nursing Center. He was born on Aug. 30, 1923, to Rueben J. Mundy and Pinkie Lee (Turpin) Mundy.
He graduated from Ballard (MO) High School. Raymond was baptized, along with his sweetheart, Betty, at Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church in Ballard. He is a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
Raymond married his high school sweetheart, Betty Lee Dutton, on March 8, 1944. They had two children, Renae and Tisha.
He worked for Wonder Bread in Butler for 10 years as a driver/salesman. In 1963 he moved with his family to Lee’s Summit and worked for 21 years for Allis Chalmers helping build Gleaner combines.
Raymond retired with his wife, Betty, to the farm in El Dorado Springs in 1984. At age 72, he gave up raising Semimetal cattle and volunteered for several local organizations.
He enjoyed being around others and was a regular for many years at VFW bingo nights where he assisted in setting up. Raymond enjoyed nature, fishing, lake activities with his grandchildren, bingo, and spoiling his dogs and cats. He was a member of the First Christian Church in El Dorado Springs.
Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents, Reuben and Pinkie; brother, James R.; and his great-grandson, Jerod Daniel.
He is survived by his two daughters, Renae (Jack) Daniel, and Tisha Mundy; five grandchildren – Shannon (Pam) Daniel, Shayne Daniel, Tatia (Robert) Seidelmann, Bradley (Kelly) Cook and Chad (Darla) Daniel; six great-grandchildren; one step great-granddaughter; and three great-great- grandchildren; and many friends.
Services began at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, in the First Christian Church, El Dorado Springs, with Rev. Jack Daniel and Pastor Chad Daniel officiating. Music was “In The Garden,”“Rock Of Ages,”“Amazing Grace” and“Where The Roses Never Fade.”
US Navy military honors were provided by American Legion Post #67.
Casket bearers were Shannon Daniel, Chad Daniel, Shayne Daniel, Eli Daniel, Tatia Seidelmann, Robert Seidelmann, Bradley Cook and Chuck McClauren.
Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, under direction of Sheldon Funeral Home El Dorado Springs.