Walter B. Dearnley

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Walter B. Dearnley, 82, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away peacefully Sunday, April 16, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1923, in Lisbon Falls, to Fred and Mabel (Calder) Dearnley. He was a graduate of Lisbon Falls High School in 1942.

Following high school, he served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He married Wilda Sue on March 16, 1946.

He worked more than 35 years at Burroughs Corp., which later became Unisys Corp. of Kansas City and retired in 1982.

He was a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and had taught snow skiing at the Snow Creek Ski Lodge for 15 years. He was past master of Rising Lodge 13 AF & AM, Past Patron of Barry Chapter 369 of OES, and past president of South Platte Kiwanas Club.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Wilda Sue Dearnley, of the home; his son and daughter-in-law, David Dearnley and wife, Suzanne Cooper, of Ashland, Mo; a grandson and wife, Kris, and Jessica Dearnley of Gallup, N.M.; a great-grandson, Kaidyn Dearnley of Gallup, N.M.; a step-granddaughter, Taylor Ramsey of Gallup, N.M.; a brother and sister-in-law, Haskell Dearnley and wife, Iva, of Monmouth; and a sister, Glenys Dearnley of Tilton, N.H.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters.

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