Merton W. McLellan

                    May 16, 1930  -  April 4, 2011

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Mr. Merton Wayne McLellan, age 80, of Wheatland, Missouri passed away on Monday, April 4, 2011 at his sons home in Louisburg, Kansas.

He was born May 16, 1930 in Drexel, Missouri to Wayne C. McLellan and Alleen Edith (Williams) McLellan.

Merton graduated from Paseo High School in Kansas City, Missouri. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1955.

He was a Air Traffic Controller from 1955 to 1974. He went to work as a Truck Driver hauling freight for Debrick Truck Line for 15 years prior to retirement in 1990.

On February 14, 1997 he married LaVeta M. Stubbs in Everton, Missouri. Merton was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the VFW in Paola, Kansas. He enjoyed traveling, boating, yard work, gardening, television and model trains.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Marlene Hayes, a brother, James C. McLellan and mother of his three sons, Delores Gander.

Merton is survived by his wife; LaVeta M. McLellan of the home, three sons; Scott L. McLellan of Springfield, Missouri, Dane T. McLellan and his wife Lisa of Drexel, Missouri, Wade L. McLellan and his wife Angela of Louisburg, Kansas and eight grandchildren; Kurtis, Garrett, Jake, Wyatt, Kyle, Auston, Mitchell, Madison and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Butler Funeral home in Bolivar, Missouri with Pastor Rick Walters officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00am Saturday morning just prior to service time at the funeral home. Musical selections will be In The Garden and Amazing Grace. A graveside service will be held at 3:30pm, Saturday afternoon at the Glenwild Cemetery in Cass County, Missouri under the care and direction of the Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar. Pallbearers will be Scott McLellan, Dane McLellan, Wade McLellan, Auston McLellan, Mitchell McLellan, Kyle McLellan, Kurtis McLellan, Garrett McLellan, Jake McLellan and Mark Jones.

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Born: May 16, 1930

Death: April 4, 2011

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