George Leslie DeLapp

August 31, 1932August 20, 2018

George Leslie DeLapp was born August 21, 1932 in Independence, Mo. Son of Bishop G Leslie and Ardyce Case DeLapp. He joined the Air Force and attended Cadet School where he graduated as a Navigator/Bombardier and served 5 years active and 4 years as a reservist.

George graduated from Graceland University and the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a Doctor of Laws degree. He married Betty Jo Flanagan in 1959 and had twin boys, Leslie and George DeLapp. In 1976, he maried Marjorie Graeff who had 5 children, Dr David Graeff, John Graeff, Rebecca Curtis, Judith Smiglewski and Donna Graeff. George was a great help to Marjorie with the children. George is survived by his wife of 42 years, 7 children, 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation service, August 24, 2018, 6pm to 8pm at St Marks Catholic Church. Burial Mass, August 25, 2018, 10am at St Marks. Burial with military honors in Woodlawn Cemetery.


  • George Leslie DeLapp, Father
  • Ardyce (Case) DeLapp, Mother
  • Marjori (Graeff) DeLapp, Wife
  • Leslie and George DeLapp, Dr. David and John Graeff, Sons
  • Rebecca Curtis, Judith Smiglewski and Donna Graeff, Daughters
  • 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren

  • George DeLapp, Pallbearer
  • Leslie DeLapp, Pallbearer
  • David Graeff, Pallbearer
  • Steve McGraw, Pallbearer
  • Shawn McGraw, Pallbearer
  • David McGraw, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, August 25, 2018

George Leslie DeLapp

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Chuck Zelsman

August 23, 2018

I have known George since his days as a prosecutor for the City of Independence. I was a police officer and George would come out and ride with me on occasion. I have always enjoyed Georges company and will truly miss him.