RONALD L. HARDEE
Aug. 11, 1930 - April 17, 2016 Ronald L. Hardee, 86, Belton, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017, at his home. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, followed by service at 11 a.m. at South Haven Baptist Church, Belton, Mo. Private Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the South Haven Baptist Church Memorial Fund or Serenity Care Hospice. Ronald L. Hardee was born in Page County, Iowa, on Aug. 11, 1930, to Emory and MaryBelle Hardee to join 3 brothers and 4 sisters. They were farmers and lived on several farms in the Siam and Braddyville area. Ron went to College Springs High School and several country schools before moving with his family to a farm in Hopkins, Mo., in his junior year. He graduated in 1949 where he met the love of his life, Betty Coleman. They were married in 1951, and the Lord blessed them with two sons and one daughter. In 1955 they moved to Kansas City where Ron became a carpenter. His first job was in Ruskin Heights. He continued building eventually starting several subdivisions in Grandview before moving to Belton where he developed Bel-Ray Estates, Georgia Place, and Hardee Estates. Ron attended Blue Ridge Baptist Temple where he was a deacon and usher. They eventually changed their membership to South Haven Baptist church in Belton and remained active until health problems forced him to slow down. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife, Betty Hardee; children, Terry Hardee, Gary (Jan) Hardee, Ronda (Bob) Schmidt; grandchildren, Brad (Crystal) Hardee, Barry (Kristy) Hardee, Dustin (Une) Hardee, Ronny (Melinda) Hardee, Kevin (Jackie) Hardee, Georgia (Todd) Sears, Clint (Kiley) Hardee, Megan (Luke) Baum, Ryan Schmidt, Faith Hardee, Emily (Kyle) Wills and other step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Summer, Chase, Logan, Coleman, Alyssa, Melia, Meika, Kiya, Kerrigan, Carson, Makenna, Fletcher, Kinley, Tayland, Caleb, Camryn, Callie and many more step-great grandchildren. Ron made many friends and acquaintances wherever he went. All of his grandchildren and great grandchildren loved Grandpa, especially his cookies and candy drawer. He also leaves sister-in-law, Doris Hardee and Vivian Coleman, along with a number of nieces and nephews. Ron was a friend to all and was honest and trustworthy in his friendships and business relationships. He loved Christian music (southern gospel), but equally disliked contemporary. They called him old fashioned, but he liked what he liked. He loved his family and tried hard to be a good example for them to follow. God blessed him with good old-fashioned hard work and common sense. He leaves his wife, Betty of 66 years and his brother, Smith (Shirley) Hardee. Ron has been promoted to his heavenly home where he is reunited with family who have gone ahead and awaited his arrival. In the inside cover of Ron's bible of 42 years his faith was evident as it simply said, "BIBLE: Basic Information Before Leaving Earth". He will be greatly missed by all. Arr.: Park Lawn Funeral Home, (816) 523-1234.
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