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Ireland, Ralph Lewis

Ireland, Ralph Lewis

September 30, 1924 — January 28, 2022

Ralph L Ireland, 97, of Raytown, MO, passed away January 28, 2022 at Cedarhurst Senior Living of Blue Springs. Ralph was born September 30, 1924 at home in Claycomo, MO to Victor and Minnie Ireland and was a lifelong Kansas City area resident. Immediately after graduation from East High School, Ralph joined the Army Air Corp (name changed to Air Force in 1947). After his service in WWII, he remained in the Air Force Reserves until his retirement in 1984. In 1987, he retired with 40 years service as a Pressman for the Nazarene Publishing House. Ralph and his wife, Mary, were charter members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Independence, MO.

Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, of 67 years; a son, Steve Ireland, and a daughter, Julie McCann. Survivors include a son, Mathew Ireland (Judy) of Raytown, MO and daughter, Diane Colina of Blue Springs, MO; 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at noon, Monday, February 7, 2022 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO, followed by services at 1 p.m. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Grace United Methodist Church - Independence Campus Memorial Fund. To leave an expression of sympathy or sign the online guest book, visit parklawnfunerals.com - Arr. Park Lawn Funeral Home 816-523-1234

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Visitation will begin at noon, Monday, February 7, 2022 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO, followed by services at 1 p.m. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ireland, Ralph Lewis's Guestbook

I was sorry not to be there today, but received some videos. It was a super tribute to a Godly wonderful guy, my Uncle Ralph. My dad Lee Nelson called him his best friend. Best uncle too. See you SOON, Ralph!

Pam Nelson

It was a memorable time celebrating Uncle Ralph's 95th with him and a large gathering of family. I (Dan) also cherish the memories of family gatherings in the home on Sterling in the late 50s and early 60s. The basement was filled at various times with his parents, siblings and cousins. And he's always with me as I carry his name - I'm Daniel Ralph Ireland. Our birthdays were just a couple days apart.

Dan and Jo Ireland

I first met Ralph (and Mary) when his youngest daughter, Diane and I became lifelong best friends in 1969. He was always an example of what a good ole guy looks like. My sincere heartfelt condolences to all the family left behind ❤️

Denise Tolle

Like his three brothers, he was an inspiration. Oh, how they could laugh, despite all the hardships they lived through! So blessed to have those memories. . .

Lynne Ireland

I had the pleasure of meeting your dad many years ago. He was a sweet man and will leave a happy place in my heart knowing he had a life well lived surrounded by a family who loves him.

Nancy Otto

His wife Mary used to say, “Ralph is one of the good guys, and she was right. We will miss him dearly❣️

Joyce McFarlane

To say you were the most loving man on the planet is the greatest understatement of the century. I'm gonna miss you so much, but I know you are well and in the arms of our Savior. XOXO Angie

Angie C Colina-McNeil

Ralph was loved by all who knew him. A dear man.

Chuck McCann and Dana Abraham

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