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Jewel Loveland

Former LaHarpe resident Jewel Earl Loveland, 92, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, in Kansas City.
Jewel Earl Loveland was born Jan. 25, 1917, in Bogard, Mo., to Charles and Lenora Loveland. He was raised in Independence, Mo., attended Northeast High School for three years and then went to Civilian Conservation Corps camp for nine months in West Plains, Mo. The family then moved to acreage in east rural Humboldt, Kan. He graduated from LaHarpe High School in 1939.
He married Phyllis Nicholas on Dec. 28, 1941. He spent four years in the U.S. Army as an X-ray technician. One and a half years of that time was spent in New Guinea and Leyte in the Philippines. He and Phyllis farmed for 14 years south of LaHarpe, Kan., before moving to Kansas City, Mo., where he was in the service station business, heavy duty tow service and worked as an auto service manager for Montgomery Ward. He then worked for Kansas City Parks Department as a farm manager at the Jerry Smith Farm on the south edge of Kansas City. He retired in 1985 and moved back to LaHarpe.
He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and yard work. He was a member of the LaHarpe and Moran Masonic Lodge and United Methodist Church. He and Phyllis traveled extensively in all 50 states, Europe, Canada and Mexico.
Mr. Loveland is survived by his wife, Phyllis Loveland, of the home; a son, Martin Loveland and his wife, Karen, of Gladstone, Mo.; a daughter, Nancy Lanham and her husband, Eugene, of Centerville, Kan.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, James Akers, of Iola, Kan.; and a sister, Ruby Akers Nicholas, of Independence, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his brother, John Loveland, of Spencer, Iowa, in 1989, a sister, Susie Smith, in 1985, a brother, Walter Akers, in 2001 and a brother, Kenneth Akers.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at Victory Hills Chapel, 1900 N. 70th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Cremation with private burial will be in LaHarpe Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home.

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