Robert Dean Handley, 73, of Independence, Mo., passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at the VA Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. 

Robert Dean Handley, 73, of Independence, Mo., passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at the VA Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.  

He was born February 20, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo.  

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Bess and a brother, Tom.  

Survivors include his wife of 49 yrs., Rita; daughters, Josie Barnes (Doug), Beth Bauer (John), Chrisy Wells (Frank), Kim Ackerman (Dustin); son, Steve Handley; grandchildren, Natalie, Ashley, Brandon, Brad, Matthew, Marshall, Lauren and Taylor; great grandchildren, Lilana, Austin, Layla and Emma; sisters, Patty and Shirley; brothers, Jim, Donnie and Buddy.  

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 30000 E. Valor Dr., Grain Valley, Mo., with a visitation starting at 10 a.m.  He will be laid to rest with Military Honors in “Jackson County Veteran’s Field of Honor” at Swan Lake Memorial Park, Grain Valley.

The family deeply appreciates and wishes to express thanks to the Staff at the VA Hospital for the care they provided for Robert.

Arrangements: Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 816-463-4030.