Ethel L. Lord, 88, of Blue Springs, MO passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Lee’s Summit, MO. Ethel was born April 23, 1926 in Bates County, MO to Clarence and Katherine (Fleischer) Bearce. On May 16, 1953 she was united in marriage to Vernon Lord who preceded her in death. Ethel retired from Sears, Co. after 20 years, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Blue Springs. She served as president of American Legion Post 499 Ladies Auxiliary, was a member of the Eastern Star, and served VFW 8 and 40. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, and traveling. In addition to her husband, Vernon, she was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters.
Ethel is survived by her children; daughters, Sharon McCann (Gene) of Lee’s Summit, MO, Lorene Bridge of Pleasant Valley, MO, and Rebecca Roberts (Raymond) of Independence, MO; sons, Alan Lord (Neena) of Memphis, TN, Bruce Lord (Candy) of Overland Park, KS; sister Ruby Jones of Spokane WA; brother, LeRoy Bearce of Albuquerque, NM; 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.
Visitation for Ethel will be 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs, MO, 816-229-3276. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Monday, September 29, 2014 at Meyers Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Blue Springs Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Ethel may be made to the charity of the sender’s choice. Memories of Ethel and condolences for the family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.