Thomas J. Bickley, 81, of Independence, Mo., passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

Thomas J. Bickley, 81, of Independence, Mo., passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.


Tom was born April 13, 1931, in Independence, Mo., the son of John William and Ora Blanch Bickley. He was a member of Fairmount Christian Church. Tom co-owned and operated Loveda’s Beauty Shop for 43 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran and an avid fisherman.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Loveda Bickley in 1998, and his sister, Mary Ellen Holland.


Survivors include a daughter, Linda Allen and husband, Skip of Independence, Mo.; a son, Thomas J. Bickley Jr. and wife, Pat, of Perry, Kan.; three grandchildren, Ellie Bickley, Jessica Allen and Patrick Allen; and two great-grandchildren.


At his request there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Crossroads Hospice Memorial Fund, 9237 Ward Pkwy., Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64114.


For the guest book to leave condolences for the Bickley family, visit www.newsalemfuneralhome.com.


Arrangements: New Salem Funeral Home & Cemetery, 816-796-8600.



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