Bernard L. Curry, Raytown

January 5, 2008

Bernard Louis “Bernie” Curry, 74, of Raytown, formerly of Sedalia, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehab Center in Pleasant Hil.

He was born Feb. 24, 1933, in Sedalia, the son of Lacy David “L.D.” and Mildred F. Bahner Curry. On Jan. 19, 1952, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sedalia, he was married to Margaret Ellen Todd, who survives of the home.

He attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1951. He worked for Missouri Pacific Rail Road for four years, and served in the Navy for four years as an EM2. In 1959, he moved to Raytown and began working for the Bendix Corporation as a program planner for 30 years until his retirement in 1989.

He enjoyed playing golf, walking at the gym, exercising, lifting weights, being at his lake home and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed going to the farmers’ market and buying boxes of home-grown tomatoes and corn and giving them away to friends and family.

Also surviving are three sons, Michael Curry, and his wife, Carleen, of Kansas City; Terry Curry, of Raytown; and Tony Curry, and his wife, Sarah, of Gladstone; a daughter, Susan Smith and her husband, Ralph, of Higginsville; a sister, Barbara Mosby, of Hemet, Calif.; two brothers, David Curry, of Sedalia and Tim Curry, of Blue Springs; six grandchildren, Amy Lee, Steven Smith, Brian Smith, Robert Curry, Annie Curry, and Paul Curry; and one great-granddaughter.

He was predeceased by his brother, Leo Curry.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with the Rev. Timothy Armbruster officiating. Pallbearers will be Michael Curry, Terry Curry, Tony Curry, Brian Smith, Robert Curry and Ralph Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be David Curry, Tim Curry and Walt Mosby. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, with full military honors by VFW Post 2591. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, or Care-Alternative Hospice, in care of the funeral home.