Ralph McCabe McLean III, 59, Blue Springs, Mo., died July 27, 2009 at Kansas City Hospice House after a short battle with cancer surrounded by family.

Ralph McCabe McLean III, 59, Blue Springs, Mo., died July 27, 2009 at Kansas City Hospice House after a short battle with cancer surrounded by family.

Ralph was born Jan. 17, 1950 in Denver, CO, the son of the late Lorraine and Ralph M. McLean, Jr. He had his own railway supply business, which was founded by his father. After 25 years he retired from his family business and worked for Wal-Mart in Blue Springs. He was a member of American Legion Post #499 in Blue Springs.

Ralph is survived by his former wife Rose Jolly, Overland Park, KS; daughters Julie Terrell and husband Allen, Shawnee, KS; Kate Campbell and husband Eric, Overland Park, KS; sister Dana Sharp, St. Louis, Mo.; three beautiful grandchildren: Zachary, Grace and Sophie; and nephews Trey, Mark and Tim.

Ralph was loved by many and will be forgotten by none.

Services will be at 7 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2009, at Speaks Suburban Chapel; cremation. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. prior to the service. The family suggests contributions to the Kansas City Hospice House. Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th Street, Independence, MO 64055, 816-373-3600. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.speakschapel.com.