Bill D. Loughery

August 21, 1932January 7, 2019
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Bill Loughery, 86, Gladstone, passed away January 7, 2019. Services are Saturday, January 12 at Hillside Christian Church, 900 NE Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO. Visitation is from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Funeral at 11:00 AM. Burial to follow at Terrace Park Cemetery.

Bill was born August 21, 1932 in Kirksville, MO to Lestel and Mary Witty Loughery. He grew up in Nickellton, MO and graduated from LaPlata High School. He married Lora Doone Bailey in 1953, they enjoyed 65 years together. Bill served four years in the US Air Force.

He received his BS and Masters Degrees from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO. He held coaching and teaching positions in Frankford, MO, Hannibal, MO and more than 20 years in the North Kansas City School District at Northgate Junior High and North Kansas City High School.

He was a member of Hillside Christian Church where he served as a Deacon and Elder since 1968. He was an avid MU Football fan with season tickets for over 50 years. He loved sports.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lary Loughery. Survivors include his wife Lora Doone; two sons, Doug (Tawnia) and Stan; grandsons Sean (Michelle) and Hayden; and great-grandson Cooper.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Hillside Christian Church in Bill’s name. Condolences may be left at, 3325 NE Vivion, 816-453-7700.


  • Lora Doone Loughery, Wife
  • Doug (Tawnia) Loughery, Son
  • Stan Loughery, Son
  • Sean (Michelle) Loughery, Grandson
  • Hayden Loughery, Grandson
  • Cooper Loughery, Great Grandson

  • Roger Britt, Pallbearer
  • Bob Henderson, Pallbearer
  • Jerry Stull, Pallbearer
  • Jeff Bailey, Pallbearer
  • Ken Rumney, Pallbearer
  • Chris Henderson, Pallbearer

  • Hillside Christian Church


  • Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

Bill D. Loughery

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Gary Cloyd

January 10, 2019

Coach Loughery was a great person to be around. Always enjoyed the conversation whether it was about Mizzou or Kansas Junior College Football. A sense of humor and a game day face that i will always remember. Thanks for the Memories Coach. We shall never forget.

Gary Cloyd Tampa Florida
Marine Corps Veteran
NKC Class of 83

Paul Palmer

January 10, 2019

The Tiger Fight Song is playing in Heaven. One of the most loyal fans ever for Ole Mizzou

Kim & Steve Oelrichs

January 9, 2019

We are so fortunate to have met Bill and the entire Loughery family. A conversation with him had quick wit and it was very evident how much he loved his family. We feel blessed to have Sean as a son-in-law and know how much he loved and looked up to Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Lougherys and we pray for God's loving Peace and Presence to fill everyone with comfort and joy in the gift of Bill's life and blessings we all enjoyed with him.

Kevin Stanley

January 9, 2019

RIP Couch Loughery , as a wrestling coach you were undaunting and showed just how much you wished us to succeed both on and off the mat. Came to visit me when I was in the hospital having surgery on my foot, really appreciated that.

Kevin Stanley
NKC ‘82

John Albrecht

January 9, 2019

My first high school football coach. Will always remember fondly!

Douglas Templeton

January 8, 2019

Loved working with and for Coach! He had a sense of humor that he rarely outright shared with his students, but if you were lucky enough to get inside his shell, he was quite the jokester. He made me a better person for knowing him! RIP my friend!