Harold E. Belcher

May 7, 1923January 21, 2013

Harold Edward Belcher, 89, Kansas City North, passed away January 21, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be 1:00PM Friday, January 25th at the McGilley Antioch Chapel; burial, with military honors, will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 PM Thursday at the McGilley Antioch Chapel. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to Marines Helping Marines in honor of Harold Belcher, 512 Thorton Court, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.

Harold was born May 7, 1923 in King City, MO. He was a Marine Corp veteran of World War II serving on a light cruiser, CL48 USS Honolulu in the South Pacific, followed by military intelligence training. He was a recipient of 5 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation. Harold worked for 30 years for Swift Co in St. Joseph, MO and Kansas City, KS. While at Swift he served as secretary/treasurer and union representative for a number of years. He moved to Kansas City in 1972. Harold also worked for 16 years at the Kansas City, MO water plant as a Control Room Operating Engineer before retiring in 1988. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Belcher in 1989; parents, Charles and “Birdie” Belcher; brothers, Delbert, Lester and Lee Belcher; and sister, Myrtle Wattenbarger.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian M. Belcher of the home; sons, Raymond E. (Nancy) Belcher, St. Joseph, MO and Robert L. (Cheryl) Belcher, Lee’s Summit, MO; a step-son, Michael (Brenda) Harter, Richmond, TX; 2 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and several great grandchildren.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2013
  • Committal Service Friday, January 25, 2013

Harold E. Belcher

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February 16, 2013

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Belcher. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

John J.. Gladbach

January 30, 2013

HAROLD, Thank You for your service to our country,
A grateful citizen

Jack Gladbach

January 26, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. My dad thought alot of his uncle Harold. Its been almost 1 year since my dad, Charles Robert, has passed, I think there is one big family reunion going on in heaven. May God bless you during this time, though trying, believe, for God's promise is everlasting. Robert and Debbie Wattenbarger

January 25, 2013

What a a good and wonderful man who we were privileged to know. He was a precious uncle. May perpetual light shine upon you and may you rest in peace, Uncle Harold. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families, Ray and Bob.
Patty and Tom Herinckx ( Oxnard, CA )

Bob & GJ Wasserman

January 24, 2013

So sorry for your loss Bob and Cheryl.

Cheryl A Belcher

January 23, 2013

A humble and accepting Father-in-Law, you always thought of others before yourself. We miss you & love you. Give Helen a kiss & a hug.

Nancie Belcher

January 23, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Judy McGlothlin-Sollars

January 23, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.