Dec. 15, 2009
Claude Lee Bollinger, 76 of Harrisonville, died Tuesday, Dec.15, 2009, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City after a long battle with cancer.
A memorial/graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Stoddard County, in Tillman, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Military honors will be held under the auspices of Fort Leonard Wood Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Mo. 64145 or to the Stoddard County Children's Home, P.O. Box 164, Dexter, Mo. 63841.
Claude was born April 6, 1933 in Bell City, the son of Henry and Nellie (Goffy) Bollinger. He graduated from Bell City High School and attended the Assembly of God Church in Bell City. After graduation he joined the U. S. Coast Guard and later transferred to the U. S. Army, serving 20 years before retiring.
Claude was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wiley Gene Bollinger of Edgerton and Robert G. Bollinger of Blue Springs; a stepdaughter, Brenda Winkert of Peculiar; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Gardner of Lawton, Okla.
He is survived by his wife, Alice, of the home; two daughters, Carol Mott and her family of Satsuma, Ala., and Phyllis Bowden and her family of Saraland, Ala.; step-sons, Jeff Smith of Shawnee, Kan., and Scot Smith of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two sisters, Annabea Bell of California City, Calif., and Wanda Dunn and her husband, Doyle, Sulphur Springs, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Laura Skeens and her husband, Darrel of Peculiar and Sue Bollinger and her daughter, Cassidy of Englewood, Fla.; one brother-in-law, Wilbur Gardner of Lawton, Okla.; Aunt Georgia Bollinger of Advance; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
(Arrangements are under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.)