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Todd, Donald Bruce

Todd, Donald Bruce

January 12, 1933 — April 24, 2018

Donald Bruce Todd, 85, a longtime resident of Liberty MO, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2018 at NorthCare Hospice House after a long and bravely fought illness. Don was born on January 12, 1933 in Independence, Kansas to Adele Ketterer Todd and Harold Bruce Todd. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Gloria McLearn, and Patricia Orey.

Don attended high school and junior college in Independence before joining the United States Air Force. He proudly served his country for four years in Communications and Cryptography during the Korean War and The Cold War period, mustering out with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Don married Glenna Miles Todd at Andrews Air Force Base Chapel on January 1, 1957 and after graduation from San Jose State University, they made their home in Liberty with their three children for the next 55 years. He was a proud member of the Osage Indian Nation, active with Clayview Country Club, Liberty Tennis Association, coached Liberty Little League Baseball, Liberty High School Proud Parents, and participated in the organization of and chaperoned Clayview’s Teen Town youth program. He served as a Eucharistic Minister at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City.

Don was employed as Comptroller for Leiter’s Designer Fabrics in Kansas City, before owning and operating a chain of independent bookshoppes in and around Liberty and Kansas City.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Glenna Y. Todd; their three children, Christopher Todd (Ellen Brock), Jacqueline Rychnovsky (Tim Faller), and Paula Burns (Thomas); five grandchildren, Gregory Cole (Kelsey), Aaron Todd (Debra), Erica Smith Exton, Patrick Cole (Mai), Claire Cole Hansel (Roger); and nine great grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by Don's funeral service at 11:00 am, on Friday, April 27, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty (816) 781-8228. Interment in Glenridge Cemetery.

Service Information

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Park Lawn Northland Chapel


Visitation: 10:00~11:00 a.m. prior to services


Burial in Glenridge Cemetery

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Condolences to the family. May God give you peace and comfort in these days. 🙏🏻🕊

Cathy Stone

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