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Endicott, Dale Richard

Endicott, Dale Richard

March 28, 1937 — October 2, 2019

Jesus took Dale Endicott, of Spring Hill, KS, aged 82, Home to the place He had prepared for him on October 2, 2019, at Olathe Medical Center.

Dale was born March 28, 1937, to Charles Curtis Endicott and Molly Alice Wyatt in Rural Henry County Missouri.  Dale grew up there and later moved to Clinton, Missouri, where he graduated from Clinton High School.

Dale pursued his degrees and education passionately and seriously.  In order to achieve a career in education, Dale enrolled at Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO, and later Emporia State College, Emporia, KS, and attended the University of Kansas.  To further his education, he won multiple National Science Foundation Scholarships to attend Princeton University, NJ, California State College Sonoma, CA and Bowdoin College, Bowdoin, ME; ultimately earning Master of Science and Specialists Degrees. Dale was a career educator at Grandview Senior High School teaching Chemistry I and II, Biology I and II, developing and teaching the curriculum for Ecology.  His unique teaching style endeared him to his students and colleagues and allowed him to teach two generations of students. During his teaching career Dale’s students achieved many first-place awards and honors at the Greater KC Science Fair and one of those award recipients was selected to participate at the National Science Fair in NJ. After 38 years of teaching exclusively at Grandview Senior High School, Dale retired.

Dale was a talented musician whose love for music began as a child after his father gave him a used guitar that he learned to play on his own.  Later her played the trumpet and cornet at Clinton HS and Central Missouri State University where he won first place honors at multiple music competitions. Dale also taught himself to play the banjo, 12 string acoustic and 6 string electric guitars which he purchased by earning money for teaching music lessons at Quigley Music in downtown Kansas City, MO.  Later he earned multiple awards while playing the guitar and signing at the Winfield and Iola Kansas Music Festivals.

Dale met Rose Ann when his sister set them up on a blind date.  They married September 24, 1960 in LaDue, Missouri.   To this marriage they had Daniel Dehn Endicott and Darla Denise Walker.

Dale is survived by his dedicated, loving wife of 59 years, Rose Ann; children: Daniel Dehn Endicott and his wife Shelia, and Darla Denise Walker; grandchildren: Joshua Dehn Endicott and his wife Sara, Kaylee Rose Endicott, Hunt Isaac Walker, Asher Dale Walker; great grandchildren: Lincoln Dehn Fussell, Emmersyn Michelle Endicott; brother Duane Endicott and his wife Charlotte; nieces: Donna Hajj and her husband Ed, Diana Gibson and her husband Mark, and Lorinda Wise. Dale was preceded in death by his parents Curtis Charles Endicott and Molly Alice Endicott and his sister, Sharon Wise.

Dale faithfully attended St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene and after moving to Kansas attended Gardner Church of the Nazarene where he served God with his music and carpentry skills.

A Celebration of Dale's life will be held at 11:30am, Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Gardner Church of The Nazarene, 16640 N. Moonlight Rd., Gardner, KS 66030. Family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10:30am.  Private committal service at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial tributes may be directed to Gardner Church of The Nazarene, PO Box 223, Gardner, KS 66030; Alzheimer's Association at ALZ.org; or to Spring Hill Festival Choir Society at PO Box 365, Spring Hill KS, 66083.

 

Service Information

A Celebration of Dale’s life will be held at 11:30am, Tuesday, October 8,2019, at Gardner Church of The Nazarene, 16640 N. Moonlight Rd., Gardner, KS 66030. Family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10:30am.  Private committal service at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial tributes may be directed to Gardner Church of The Nazarene, Alzheimer’s Association at ALZ.org, or to Spring Hill Festival Choir Society at PO Box 365, Spring Hill KS, 66083.

Endicott, Dale Richard's Guestbook

Dear Friend Rose Ann... With much sorrow I received the word from my cousin Jerry Long of Dale's passing. Please know that I grieve with you, and I rejoice with you in the assurance of Dale's marvelous salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Thank you for all the fond memories of good times together,.. and for the certain hope we have of a beautiful togetherness again around that Great White Throne. May God bless you with that special peace of mind and soul as only He can. My love to you and yours.... Bob

Bob Fenwick

Thanks Mr. Endicott for inspiring many of us to pursue careers in the sciences! Thoughts and prayers for the family, what a remarkable life, well lived.

Craig Bloom

I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Endicott. He was truly one of the nicest men. I’m sure I was a bit of a trial for him in class as science was not a subject near and dear to my heart. He was so kind however, that I really wanted to do my best. Terrific teacher, terrific individual. My condolences to Mrs. Endicott and his children and grandchildren.

Randi Bunch Schultz

RoseAnn and family...my most sincere condolences. Dale was such an inspiration as a teacher and mentor. He will be missed by so many.

Maraline Adair Hayob

To all the Endicott family, We are saddened to read about one of our favorite educators at GHS as all of our family remembers him dearly. He was an amazing person who was so instrumental in so many ways with all of his students and with his love of music, people & chemistry, we will always remember him fondly. God Bless. The Delecaris Family, Karl, Frank, & Maria

Frank & Maria Delecaris

To Dale’s Family, Sad to hear of his passing. My prayers for peace in knowing that he gave much in his life and shared his knowledge and passion with his students. I, as many others, have benefited from his teaching, support and love of the sciences. He lives in what he gave to others. God bless.

Brent Wright, MD

My condolences to the family. Mr. Endicott was a wonderful teacher and even a nicer man. I struggled with Chemistry but he was a kind, patient teacher. The world is a better place for him having been in it. RIP Mr. Endicott.

Ken Hill

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