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Harry W. Eilert

December 29, 1941 ~ August 23, 2018 (age 76)


Harry Wesley Eilert, Jr., 76, of Blue Springs, Missouri, was born, December 29, 1941, in Furley, Kansas, the son of Harry W. and Viola (Baker) Eilert, Sr.  He died peacefully,  Thursday, August 23, 2018, at his home, surrounded with love and family. He had been diagnosed in May 2018 with ALS.

Harry was born and raised on a farm in Furley, Kansas in rural Sedgwick county.  He was the second of four children born.  He was a 1959, Whitewater Kansas High School graduate.

He married the love of his life Aline Rowland on October 6, 1962, in Wichita, Kansas. Together they raised 3 children and, later in life, enjoyed being part of their 4 grandchildren’s lives.

Harry left the farm to go to business school at Wichita Business College and then took a job with Sutherland Lumber Company in Wichita at the age of 19.  His career in the lumber business took him from Wichita, to Blue Springs, Missouri, Liberty, Missouri,  Denver, Colorado, Clearwater, Kansas, Shawnee, Oklahoma, Sedalia, Missouri and finally back to Blue Springs and Sutherlands,  where he retired at the age of 74 in June 29, 2017. 

Harry had served on the Clearwater,Kansas, Unified School District #264 Board of Education. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Blue Springs.  He loved watching basketball and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

A caring and compassionate person, Harry was beloved by many. His true devotion in life was to his family and his church.   Harry’s  memory will live on forever in the hearts of those who were lucky enough to call him Husband and Dad:  his wife of almost 56 years Aline Eilert, of the home; three children, Chad (and Gail Staples) Eilert of Olathe, Kansas, Todd (and Tandi) Eilert of Yukon, Oklahoma, and Tricia (and John) Beaman of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; 4 grandchildren, Mackenzie Beaman, Drake Beaman, Reagan Beaman,all of Pleasant Hill and Kelsey Eilert of (Olathe, Kansas);  two sisters, Mary Eilert Berg-Myers of Wichita and Harriett (and John) Shaw, of Osawatomie, Kansas; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son Wade; an infant granddaughter Katelyn; and his brother Bob Eilert.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Blue Springs, Missouri. 

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs or the Three Rivers Hospice organization of Blue Springs, Missouri and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

Donations may be made to:

First United Methodist Church
301 SW Woods Chapel Rd., Blue Springs MO 64015
Tel: 1-816-229-8108

Three Rivers Hospice
1604 NW Mock Ave., Blue Springs MO 64015
Tel: 1-816-295-0544

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