Dennis E. Mooney
January 21, 1950 – October 24, 2018
Dennis E. Mooney, 68, of Independence, MO passed away October 24, 2018. Celebration of Life from 10am – 11:30am with service beginning at 11:30am on Thursday, November 8th at the American Legion Post 21, 16701 E. 40 HWY, Independence, MO 64055. Inurnment 2pm at the Higginsville Veteran Cemetery.
Dennis was born Jan. 21, 1950 in Kansas City, MO to Vernon and Maybelle Mooney. He graduated from Raytown High School in 1969. Dennis served in the US Army during Vietnam. He served in the 319th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne, receiving a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Recommendation Medal, Bronze Star, 2 Over Seas Bars and a Special Skills Badge.
Dennis was passionate about being involved in supporting the military; holding many positions at the American Legion Post 21: Past Commander, Past American Legion Riders Director Chapter 21 and American Legion Department of Missouri Rider of the Year 2012. He was currently serving as Judge Advocate of Post 21 and Road Captain of Chapter 21. Dennis was a devoted volunteer at the Post, riding in many Patriot Guard Missions and supporting the needs of our Veterans and those still serving.
Dennis was dedicated to the principle that our military would never receive the welcome home that he and his fellow Vietnam Veterans received. One of his favorite memories was escorting a WWII Veteran on an Honor Flight to Washington, DC. When they came home that night, the airport was packed with people greeting them. He said it was the welcome he never received!
Dennis cooked a great hamburger! He had many hobbies in his life; fishing, hunting, his motorcycle, the dune buggy he built, woodworking and building a working civil war era cannon amongst the many things he could dream up.
Dennis retired from the Cabinet Maker’s Union Local 1635 and Carpenters Union Local 315. He belonged to the Glendale Neighborhood Park Bunch that was responsible for the revitalization of Glendale Park; creating new playgrounds, installing a walking trail, new lighting, seating, picnic tables, trees and grills. The drainage ditch was covered and added to the area available for play.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 44 years, Marsha (Schiebrel) Mooney; his mother: Maybelle Mooney; a sister: Karen Merrick & husband, Ron; a brother: David Mooney & wife, Anne; a sister-in-law: Penny (Schiebrel) Ward & husband, Russell; nieces and nephews: Kerry (Merrick) Boehm & husband Jeff, Shannan (Merrick) Stone & husband, Chad, Ashley (Merrick) Rives & husband, Jeff, Justin Mooney and wife, Alissa, Troy Mooney, Amanda (Ward) McCafferty & husband, Robert; Adam Ward & wife, Stephanie and Alison (Ward) White & husband, Adam; great nieces and nephews: Dillon, Weston, Jackson, Anna, Emma, Dalton, Chloe, Joliana, Reece, Madelyn, Morgan, Macey and Stella along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the A.L. Post 21 Scholarship Fund.Online condolences to www.mcgilleysheil.com. Arr: McGilley & Sheil Chapel, 11924 E. 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64133, 816-353-6555.
- Celebration of Life Thursday, November 8, 2018
- Memorial Service Thursday, November 8, 2018
- Committal Service Thursday, November 8, 2018
Dennis E. Mooney
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November 7, 2018
Marsha, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Dennis. Many prayers to you and the family for strength to get through this difficult time.
November 4, 2018
Marsha and family, We are so sorry for your loss. It was with great sadness when we heard of Dennis’s passing and we are praying for you and all the Mooney family.
Brother Dennis Mooney was among the last Executive Board Officers of 107-year-old Cabinetmakers L.U. #1635 who’s entire membership stood united against its ultimate demise. He was a Master Craftsman of the entire woodworking trade who could process raw materials to fine furniture, nothing was out of his skill set involving any construction project nor was there a material he could not work when he set his mind to it! He was a humble man who helped those in need, fought for our freedoms that too many take for granted, protected the weak when others would not, rode in respect for those who have died before us, lived by a code of honor, guided by integrity, loved his Wife, his family, and America to the very end.
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas M. Cornett
November 2, 2018
I met Dennis thru the Patriot Guard. I spent many missions standing a flag line with Dennis and escorting the veteran to their final resting place. Everytime I have a cookie or ice cream I'll think of Dennis. It will be an honor to participate in his service and escort. My prayers for his family and for the American Legion Post 21 family. God speed Dennis I hope the ice cream up there is as good as Shafers.
November 2, 2018
So sorry to hear. you and Dennis were great to on rides when I was there. HE WILL BE MISSED . A great
and wonderful person. GOD BLESS