April 9, 2013


Richard Lee Blackley, 79, of Independence, Mo., died Dec. 26, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice House.

A memorial service will be held in Glidden in the spring.

He was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Ralston. He was a member of the American Legion and a Korean Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Blackley, of Independence, Mo.; son, Stan Blackley and wife Teresa of Raymore, Mo.; daughter, Nancy Lauber and husband Tom, of Independence, Mo.; brother, Romayne Blackley, of Glidden; five grandchildren, Jason, Jeremy, Emily, Stuart and Henry; and four great-grandchildren, Micah, Memphis, Jude and Elijah.