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Lloyd Junior Engleman, 80, went home March 31, 2014, surrounded by immediate family. The eldest son and second child, Junior was born Jan. 30, 1934, to Lloyd Sylvester Engleman and Lavon (Ewing) Engleman of Wheeling, Mo. He was reared in this rural area and attended school in Meadville, Mo. He worked from an early age helping local farmers with their crops and livestock. He enlisted in the Army as an underage soldier and served in the Korean Conflict receiving an honorable discharge. On Aug. 30, 1957, he married Peggy Carol Agee. They were long time residents of Chillicothe, Mo., where they raised their family and Junior was employed selling electrical supplies. Junior and Peggy moved to Weatherby Lake, Mo., in 1988. Junior worked for Smithville Custom Cabinets until his retirement. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7356 and the American Legion Post 25. He enjoyed NASCAR, following the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs, and watching the craziness of World Wrestling Entertainment. He also took pleasure in sitting outside; visiting with the neighbors; and feeding the birds, squirrels, and deer. He was an avid recycler. His greatest delight was staying home with family and eating his wife's cooking. He was often heard remarking when eating out, "This is good, but Peggy's is better!" Junior was a gallon plus blood donor donating until he could no longer give. He was a tissue donor with tissue going to help recovering burn victims. Junior was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd S. and Lavon M. Engleman, sister, Thelma Buttman and brother, Jerry Engleman. He is survived by wife of 56 years, Peggy (Agee) Engleman; two daughters, Deborah (Larry) Sommer and Marcella Engleman of Weatherby Lake; son, Wm. Fritz (Kathy) Engleman of Gainesville, Va.; four grandchildren, Whitney (Shaun) Givens of Kansas City, Hannah Sommer of Weatherby Lake, Will Engleman and Grace Engleman of Gainesville; brother, James (Vivian) Engleman of Chillicothe; three sisters, Janet Roark of Gladstone, Mo., Nancy (Bill) Gooch of Warrenton, Mo., and Sherry Goldsmith of Agoura Hills, Calif.; as well as nieces, nephews, and extended family. The family is unconditionally grateful to Dr. Phillip Hylton (neurological surgeon), numerous doctors, nurses, and staff of the KU Medical Center Neurological Intensive Care Unit. These superheroes provided phenomenal care and support throughout his brief stay. As per Junior's instructions, his body was cremated with no visitation or service. Memorial contributions may be made to Junior's favorite charity: Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231 or online at www.smiletrain.org or 1-800-932- 9541. Condolences may be sent to family at 8106 NW Potomac Ave., Weatherby Lake, MO 64152 or made online at www.CremationCenterKC.com. Arr.: Cremation Center of Kansas City, (913) 384-5566. C
Published in Kansas City Star on Apr. 6, 2014
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