Melvin G. Gardner Jr., 82, of Lee's Summit, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 11, 2008, in the Ambassador Room at John Knox Village. Memorials contributions may be made to Parkinson's Foundation of Heartland, 7800 Foster, Overland Park, KS 66204, or charity of donor's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years and their five children, Pam Tomeczck of Marshall, Candy White of Lee's Summit, Sue Rasette of Leawood, Kan., and John Gardner and Michael Gardner, both of Lake Lotawanna.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Eberhart and her husband, Ralph, and one granddaughter, Rachel Sheyenne Gardner.
Additional information provided per family recompense.