Phil Melahn, 58, Independence, Mo., died Friday, September 24, 2010, at the Kansas City Hospice House. 

Phil Melahn, 58, Independence, Mo., died Friday, September 24, 2010, at the Kansas City Hospice House.  

Funeral services will be at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 27, 2010, at Bethel Baptist Church, 2406 291 Highway, Independence, where visitation will begin at 4 p.m.  

Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at Mound Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements: Charter Funerals, 816-921-5555.