Gary McClanahan

Gary Dean McClanahan

Sunday, August 14th, 1960 - Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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Gary Dean McClanahan, 58, of Atchison KS, passed away, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital, Kansas City, MO, surrounded by family and friends.
Memorial service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Ridgley Christian Church, Edgerton, MO, with Rev. Jimmy Porter officiating. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the church. Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes or Kidney Foundation and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at
Gary was born August 14, 1960 in Smithville, MO the son of Troy and Irene (Burgard) McClanahan. He graduated from West Platte High School in 1978. Gary started work at MODOT in 1981 serving many different positions. At retirement in 2011 Gary was a Regional Maintenance Supervisor for Platte County, Mo.
Gary was an ordained minister and performed many baptism, weddings and funerals, he also taught Awana classes at Ridgley Christian Church. He was a member of Ridgley Christian Church in Edgerton, MO, and attended Faith Bible Fellowship, Atchison, KS. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. Gary loved music; he liked to sing in choir, karaoke, DJ events. He enjoyed cooking, westerns and playing with Tater-Tot (great granddaughter Paisley).
Gary married Shirley Hitchens on July 4, 1997 in Leavenworth, KS, she survives of the home. He is also survived by a son, Travis (Jessie) McClanahan, Leavenworth, KS, a daughter, Shelly Kiehl, Atchison, KS, two brothers, Jack (Laura) McClanahan, Grove Springs, MO, Allen McClanahan, Grove Springs, MO, two sisters, Rae Jean (Curtis) Key, San Antonio, TX, Connie (Johnny) Northern, Grove Springs, MO, grandsons, Kalob, Hunter and Rialy McClanahan, granddaughters, Kayla Combes, Lauren Mortsolf, Serene Kiehl and April McClanahan, great grandsons, Brantley and Hunter, great granddaughters Paisley (Tater tot) Isabella and Stella, numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and a daughter, Becky McClanahan
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Ridgley Christian Church
    19995 S Ridgley Rd
    EDGERTON, MO 64444
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Ridgley Christian Church
    19995 S Ridgley Rd
    EDGERTON, MO 64444
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 10:03am
My sincere sympathies to the McClanahan family. I am very sorry for your loss. Please know that God is eager to do away with death. He hates death and views it as an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) As an enemy of God, we can be sure that death will be conquered and will not last forever. Almighty God, Jehovah, will undo death by means of the resurrection hope. (John 5:28, 29) He yearns to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again. (Job 14:14,15) What this can mean for you is a real hope of being reunited with your dear loved ones.

Tauy Scott

Posted at 07:39pm
My deepest sympathies to all of you. Gary was a kind and happy soul and I'm happy to have called him my friend.


Walter Humphrey

Posted at 09:58pm
Our most heartfelt sympathy for the family's loss. Joan & Walt

Mary Tracy Slusser

Posted at 09:12pm
Please accept my deepest sympathies as this terribly difficult & sorrowful time.
"Give rest, O Christ, to your servant, Gary with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting. Amen"

Marsha/Donald Dale

Posted at 07:59pm
Shirley, our thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you and your family in the loss of Gary. Keep his memories close to your hearts and he will be with you always🙏🏾

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