OBITUARY

Harry Lee McMahon

July 4, 1925April 28, 2018
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HARRY LEE MCMAHON

Harry Lee McMahon, 92 of Belton, Missouri died peacefully on April 28, 2018, at his nursing home in Belton, Missouri. He was born July 4, 1925, in Grandview, Missouri to his father, James D. McMahon and mother, Helen M. Sweeten McMahon.

Harry graduated from Belton High School in 1943 and joined the U. S. Navy in August that year. The remaining years of WWII were spent in the Pacific with Armed Naval Guard units protecting Liberty ships. After the war, Harry was a founding member of VFW Post 8220, and worked for the Vendo Company in Kansas City, where he met Anna Lee Gorman, whom he married in 1950. They celebrated more than 64 years of marriage before her death in 2015.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his grandson, Darren Michael Aue and great grandsons Bastian Michael McMahon and Potter James Payne. Surviving are his daughters Vicki McMahon Gates, Cinda McMahon Garrett, Melanie McMahon Payne and son-in-law Ronald Payne, along with 5 grandsons, 6 great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Public visitation will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 12 Noon, McGilley and George Funeral Home, 611 Chestnut Street, Belton, MO 64012, followed immediately by the funeral service. Burial will follow at Belton Cemetery, West Cambridge Road & South Scott Avenue, Belton, MO 64012.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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Biography

Harry Lee McMahon, 92 of Belton, Missouri died peacefully on April 28, 2018, at his nursing home in Belton, Missouri. He was born July 4, 1925, in Grandview, Missouri to his father, James D. McMahon and mother, Helen M. Sweeten McMahon.

Harry graduated from Belton High School in 1943 and joined the U. S. Navy in August that year. The remaining years of WWII were spent in the Pacific with Armed Naval Guard units protecting Liberty ships. After the war, Harry was a founding member of VFW Post 8220, and worked for the Vendo Company in Kansas City, where he met Anna Lee Gorman, whom he married in 1950. They celebrated more than 64 years of marriage before her death in 2015.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his grandson, Darren Michael Aue and great grandsons Bastian Michael McMahon and Potter James Payne. Surviving are his daughters Vicki McMahon Gates, Cinda McMahon Garrett, Melanie McMahon Payne and son-in-law Ronald Payne, along with 5 grandsons, 6 great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Public visitation will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 12 Noon, McGilley and George Funeral Home, 611 Chestnut Street, Belton, MO 64012, followed immediately by the funeral service. Burial will follow at Belton Cemetery, West Cambridge Road & South Scott Avenue, Belton, MO 64012.



TO BE OUT IN THE COUNTRY

Oh, to be out in the country
On a spring day such as this
Receiving from the sun above
A tender warming kiss.

I’m inspired by what surrounds me
Everything is fresh and new
And out there in the garden
The tater plants are poking through.

Lightning flashes in the West
To announce the thunders call
Flowers raise their thirsty heads
When rain begins to fall.

These times we set and meditate
And reflect upon our worth
Then drink in heady sights and sounds
From the breast of Mother Earth.

If God looks down from up above
And grants me just one bliss
Let it be out in the country
On a spring day such as this.


By Harry McMahon