James A. Teegarden

James A. Teegarden, 68, of Windsor, died Saturday morning, May 5, 2007, at his home.

He was born April 16, 1939, in Elmira, the son of Pleasant Thomas Teegarden and Lucy (Mellon) Teegarden.

On Sept.5, 1969, in Excelsior Springs, he married Arletta June Parker; she survives, of the home. James and Arletta raised five children: Leanna Sue; Nancy June; Giles Richard; Dennis Allen and Jeanette Elaine.

James was a route carrier, for the Kansas City Star for over 20 years before his retirement. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and friend to all. James was a terrific man and will greatly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife, James is survived by two sons, Giles Bowers and family, Grandview; Dennis Bowers and family, Windsor; three daughters, Leanna (Anna) Fannon and family, Windsor; Nancy Dunbar and family, Windsor; Jeanette Hargrave and family, Windsor; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
James was preceded in death by: his parents; twobrothers; three sisters; and several half-brothers and half-sisters.

A memorial fund has been established in memory of James and contributions may be left in care of the Polley Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, May 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Polley Funeral Home in Lawson.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 9, at 1 p.m. at the Polley Funeral Home, Lawson.

Burial will be in the Elmira Cemetery, Elmira.

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