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Ralph Erling Church, 88, Liberty, MO

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

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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