Lauren “Sonny” M. Teter, 82, of Independence, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Lauren “Sonny” M. Teter, 82, of Independence, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Community of Christ Church, 411 Lee’s Summit Rd., Independence, MO  64050. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church memorial garden.

Sonny was born September 19, 1928, to Frank and Isabell Clements Teter. He served in the Army during the Korean War and retired from Bendix in 1991. Sonny was active with the local Boy Scout program, and along with his wife, Joan, served the local churches as Zion League leaders and pastors in the Summit Grove Congregation.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Gladys “Tookie” Fillinger.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Farley Teter; daughter, Sunni Marie Teter; son, Cris Teter and wife, Kellie; two sisters, Louise Kroeson and Virginia Schwartz; three grandchildren, Amelia, Graham and Ella.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Arrangements: Cremation Society of KS & MO, 5561 NW Barry Rd.

Online condolences may be left at www.kccremation.com, (816) 822-9888.