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Thomas Elder

1942 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Thomas Elder Obituary
Thomas Elder, 72, left his Earthly home on May 18, 2014, surrounded by family.

He was born March 14, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo., the fifth of six children of Lee and Lucille Elder. He served in the Army in the Black Horse Armored Cavalry from 1961-1964. He was married to his wife, Jamie, for 48 years. Tom retired in 2003, after 32 years of service in the Local 83 Boilermakers and was known as "Sugarfoot."

He is survived by his wife, Jamie; son, Matt (Becky); daughter, Erin (John); and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, step-mother, two sisters, two brothers and one grandson, Jacob.

Most important to Tom was his family. He also loved gardening, motorcycles, traveling and his canine buddies, Molly and Katie.

A Celebration of Life will be held this Saturday, May 24, at the Messiah Church of the Brethren, 1925 Hardesty Ave., Kansas City, MO 64127. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by his service at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to either SIDS Resources, 1120 S. 6th St., Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63104 or Saint Luke's Hospice, 3100 Broadway, Suite 1000, Kansas City, MO 64111.

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Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 816-781-8228.
Published in The Examiner on May 21, 2014
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