Robert G. Becker, 94, of Independence, MO passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Centerpoint Hospital. Funeral service will be 3:00 pm Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Northern Blvd. Methodist Church 1800 S. Northern Blvd. Independence. Burial in Blue Springs Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Northern Blvd. Methodist Church. Online condolences in Robert’s memory may be sent to meyersfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel Blue Springs, MO.
Robert was born June 6, 1920 on a farm southeast of Norborne, MO in a little community called Sugar Tree. At the age of two his parents moved to a farm south of Hardin MO. He graduated from Hardin High School in 1937. He also attended Central Missouri State University. He met his wife of sixty-two years Florence (Ketterman) Becker who preceded him in death April 7, 2006. Robert spent most of his life around Hardin and moved to Independence in 1955 where Florence taught school in the Kansas City School District. He worked for Colony Paints for twenty-seven years retiring in 1983. In addition to his wife he was also preceded in death by his parents and son Robert Becker.
Survivors include his daughter-in-law Terry Becker of Kansas City, MO, grandchildren David Becker of Chicago, IL, and Carrie Becker of Dayton, Ohio.