Obituaries detail

Leon Ray Starr
Nov 02,1941---Jun 01,2018

Leon Ray Starr, 76, of Harrisonville, Missouri, died Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Redwood of Raymore. Leon was born November 2, 1941, in Joplin, Missouri. Mr. Starr is survived by his wife, Cynthia Louise Starr, of the home.


Leon Ray Starr was born on a golf course in Joplin Missouri. He was the youngest of 8 children and the only son. Soon after, the family moved to Kansas City, MO. Leon attended Manual High School. He joined the United States Navy to serve his country in the early 1960’s on the USS Haynsworth, DD700. Leon retired from United Missouri Bank, n.a., 1010 Grand in 2004. He was employee of the month in 1988, 1991 and 1999.


Leon met Cindy at Baptist Memorial Hospital on St. Patrick’s Day in 1971. Their wedding followed at Christmastime. They were blessed with 2 wonderful children, Matthew Alan and Katheryn Rose. Then was blessed again with grand girls Emily Starr, Annie Rose and Krystal May. And a step granddaughter, Haley Merie. Leon also dearly loved and enjoyed his 17 nieces/nephews and his cousins.


In 2004 Leon was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Our family and friends will attest to his strong and courageous battle to live a productive life as long as possible.


Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Wilma and Ralph, his 7-year-old son Matthew and his sisters Rosetta, Mary, Barbara, Sherry, Sue and Linda. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Cindy, his daughter Katheryn and a sister Loretta of Oklahoma City, OK.


A graveside service will be held at Longview Cemetery, 12700 S. Raytown Rd., Kansas City, Mo., on June 8 at 1:00 p.m. A gathering will follow with a light picnic lunch. Please dress casual (jeans/shorts ok) and bring your smiles for the celebration of his life.


Memorial contributions can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation or the Veterans Community Project to build tiny homes for our vets in Kansas City.


Additional Service:
Graveside Service
Longview Cemetery
12700 S. Raytown Rd.
Kansas City
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Date of Service:
Jun 08 ,2018
Time of Service:
1:00 pm
Additional Information:

 A gathering will follow with a light picnic lunch. Please dress casual (jeans/shorts ok) and bring your smiles for the celebration of his life.

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Nancy Bradford Jun 04 ,2018

Co-Worker & Friend ,Archie ,Missouri

Sorry for your loss. God works in ways we don't understand. Be strong. Nancy

MYRA DITSCH Jun 04 ,2018

Katie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Cindy, you two had an amazing love. I remember you telling me that while you two were dating, it was Christmas time. You kept rearranging the word "Noel" to "Leon". Your Mom got frustrated with you. I will be thinking of you all. I Know that he is in heaven,reunited with your son. Much love to you all.

Ranetta Adams Jun 05 ,2018

Friend ,Holt ,Missouri

When I think of Leon, I immediately see his quick and radiant smile, and I hear his laugh! His tender heart always showed through any situation. As long as he could, he did all he could do to help others and himself. That is an amazing attribute! He comforted me when I had loss and that memory is a diamond. I know he treasured his family for the years of loving care they gave, and he was a lucky man to be surrounded by you. My heart and hugs go out to you now and in the future. Love You. Ranetta

Karen Urick Jun 05 ,2018

Cindy's former co-worker ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri

I am so sorry to hear of Leon's passing, Cindy. What a fulfilled life he had with you here on Earth! Much love to you!!

Judy Hendrix Jun 05 ,2018

co-worker (Cindy) ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Cindy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. I'm thankful for you that you were able to be home these past couple of years with Leon. May God wrap you with peace and comfort. Sincerely, Judy