Robert Lowe Ingersoll, 84, of Independence,
died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003,
He was born Feb. 11, 1919,
at his grandparents' home in Chicago, a son of Weber and Nell Ingersoll. On April 1, 1936, in Kansas
City, he was married to Dorothy Jacobs, who died Nov. 12, 1994.
Mr. Ingersoll grew up in Oklahoma
and later lived on Longview Farms in Lee's Summit.
He attended Longview school for a
short time. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 and was a sergeant of the
guard on the USS Mount Vernon in the Atlantic and
Pacific until 1945. After the war, he learned the trade of carpet installation
in Kansas City. In 1956, he began
his 35-year business Ingersoll Brothers Installation Co. in and around Stover.
He lived on a large farm with his wife. During that time, he served as a
Democratic committeeman for MorganCounty
for more than 10 years. He was a life member and quartermaster of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 5178 in Gravois Mills. When he moved to Independence,
he was a life member of VFW Post 1000.
Surviving are a daughter, Sallie Kirksey Wahrenbrock, of Independence;
his companion, Ruby Pennington, of Independence;
a brother, Richard Ingersoll, of Kansas City;
seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four
He was also predeceased by a brother, William Ingersoll.
Funeral services will be at
Wednesday at Speaks Suburban Chapel in Kansas City.
Burial will be in MoundGroveCemetery. The family will receive
friends from until time of
service Wednesday. Online condolences may be left for the family at
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the
National VFW or to the American Lung Association.