Robert Wayne Cunningham (1929 - 2015)

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Wayne Cunningham, 85, of Prairie Village, Kan., formerly of the Vandalia area, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, with his family near his side.
Private services were held at the home on Friday. Memorials: Heartland Hospice, 4601 College Blvd., No. 160, Leawood, Kan. 66211; or donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mr. Cunningham was born on Oct. 20, 1929, in High Togie Township, near Vandalia, the son of Raleigh and Eva Cunningham. He married Donna Isbell on Nov. 14, 1955, and they have enjoyed 59 years of marriage.
He attended Greenville College and joined the Air Force in 1948, serving four years during the Korean Conflict. He began a working career in accounting at Standard Oil Co. in St. Louis, Mo. He was transferred to the KC office of the company, which later became known as Amoco Oil, and he retired after 32 years of service.
Wayne loved his family most of all. He had an artistic talent that included music, painting, portraits and woodcarving. He especially enjoyed snapping photos at family gatherings. He will be dearly missed for his compassion to others, his quick wit and his loving hugs.
He is survived by his wife; children, Becky and her husband Hank Waggoner of Chanute, Kan., Todd Cunningham of Overland Park, Kan., and Tricia and her husband Randy Slater of Kansas City, Kan.; grandchildren, Kristina and her husband Kyle Adams of Hutchinson, Kan., Brian Waggoner and his wife Michelle of Topeka, Kan., Kaitlyn Slater of Roeland Park, Kan., Melissa Slater of Kansas City, Kan., Megan Slater of Kansas City, Kan., and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his four siblings.
Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4, 2015
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