Ralph Erling Church

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Ralph Erling Church



Ralph Erling Church, 88, Liberty, Missouri died Thursday, October 3, 2013 at St. Lukes Hospital.

He was born February 10, 1925 to Noah and Eva (Childress) Church in Judsonia, Arkansas.

He married Madalyne M. Schweder on September 22, 1951. She survives of the home.

Ralph worked for General Motors for thirty-two years, was in the Delco Remy Division and an ordained minister.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #1000, Smithville, Missouri, VFW Post #5717, Kearney, Missouri, a World War II veteran of the United States Navy and Gideon. He was also a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Frederick Church; and brother, Hubert Miless Church.

Additional Survivors: sons, Daniel Ralph Church (Debra), Michael Dean Church (Denise), and Paul Edward Church; daughter, Kathy Church; grandchildren, Sarah D. Price (Seth), Matthew D. Church, Anna M. Church, and Nicholas A. Church; great-grandchildren, Noah Price, Rachael Price, Abigail Price, and Jaslyn Church Wilson; sister, Clytice Duzan (Maynard Duzan deceased); sister-in-law, Ellen Church; and several nieces and nephews.

Services:  1:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Khristi Hurst says:

    Heartfelt sympathies for your loss from my family to yours. There are no words that can make the void be filled when a dearly loved one goes home, but hopefully knowing others care and understand helps to make it a little more bearable. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Arlene Price says:

    My heart feels the pain of your loss but rejoice in knowing that we will reunite with Ralph and our Savior in the not-to-distant days ahead. You are surrounded by those who love you and care in a way that will share in the weight of your pain. Ralph will be remembered as a wonderful man, father and grandfather. God bless you today and in the days to come.

  3. Jennifer Smith says:

    Our hearts weep with yours but our spirits rejoice as Uncle Ralph has gone to his eternal reward. We can’t help but be happy for him! I won’t be able to be with you in person tomorrow – but my thoughts and prayers will be with you. We love you and are praying for you.

  4. Rick Lance says:

    I can’t put into words how inportment you where to me, If it hadn’t been for you I would have never met your son Daniel, who with his help, at BWA I raised a family, of which I am very proud, all of this is because of you.

    You will be known as a Navy brother, and as a great father. thanks again.

    The Lance family….

  5. Jon & Lisa Shafer says:

    Our hearts and deepest sympathies go out to the Church family at this time of sorrow.

    Jon & Lisa Shafer

  6. Laura Fly says:

    Heartfelt sympathy sent to Dan and the entire family at this time of such sorrow.

    May fond memories shine light on
    your darkest days. My thoughts and
    prayers are with you.

  7. Genan Underwood says:

    I have a lovely memory of Ralph when he and his brother came to Washington DC to visit the WWII Memorial. You are in my prayers for God’s comfort and joy in the midst of your sorrow. Although Ralph is now with the Lord, you can still trust God’s wonderful grace and mercy to meet the deepest needs of those loved ones who remain here. As one of Ralph’s cousins, I send you my love.

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