Maurice "Bud" McNeley (1924 - 2014)

  • "Garneta, I always loved and looked up to my "Uncle Bud" and..."
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Maurice "Bud" McNeley

Des Moines

Maurice R. "Bud" McNeley, 89, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Taylor House Hospice.

Bud was born December 8, 1924 in Des Moines, Iowa to Jack and Leona (Davison) McNeley. He proudly served his country in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. He was employed at Firestone for over thirty years and retired in 1985.

Bud is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Garneta; daughters, Judy (Dennis) Eldridge, Nona McNeley, and Joy (Tom) Ritchie; step-children, Steve Cox, Randy Cox, and Kathleen (Bob) Milroy; sisters, Sue Rugg, Betty Cracraft, Joyce Huff and Sharon Stephens; eleven grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Steven McNeley.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Gideons International.

Condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home
Hamilton’s Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street Des Moines, IA 50309
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Published in Des Moines Register from Mar. 19 to Mar. 21, 2014
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