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Richard Whalen

Richard James "Rich" Whalen

Tuesday, November 23rd, 1943 - Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
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Richard “Rich” Whalen
1943 - 2020
Richard James Whalen, 76 of Cameron, MO passed away at his home, surrounded by family and friends on September 2, 2020.
Rich was born November 23, 1943 in Newburyport, MA to Charles Whalen and Virginia (Davino) Whalen (1912-1948). Charles married Leila Burgert in 1951. The family moved to Overland Park, Kansas in 1952. Rich graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1962.
Rich had two loves in his life. His first was Peggy (Feren) Whalen. They were married from 1964 to 2008 when she passed away. Their children are: Wendy Whalen Loyd (Glen Loyd) of Parker, CO., Michael Whalen of Olathe. KS and James Whalen (Tara Brown) of Shawnee, KS. They have eight grandchildren.
His second love is Pamela Kay DeShon. They were united in marriage in 2012. Pam has three children: Natalie DeShon Orta (Victor Orta) and two sons. Rich has 14 step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Virginia, stepmother Leila and his first wife Peggy. Richard is survived by his wife Pam, siblings David Whalen (Gerry Young) of Hernando, FL, Michael Whalen (Sally) of Wheatland Mo and Virginia Whalen Liveley (Donald) of Gardner KS, children, stepchildren, grandchildren and step grandchildren.
Rich took tremendous pride in the deep and meaningful friendships which continued since childhood and over the years. Rich’s professional career took him on various paths. One thing was consistent, his professionalism, successful businesses and the professional relationships that lasted for decades.
Visitation will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 6 to 8:30pm beginning with a rosary at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, 222 W. 3rd St, Cameron, MO 816-632-2158. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at St. Munchin Catholic Church, 301 N. Cedar, Cameron, MO 816-632-2768. Memorial contributions made to Green Hills Women’s Shelter of Cameron MO http://greenhillswomensshelter.net/blog/volunteer/volunteers-donations/
Arrangements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Online condolences: www.polandthompson.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    When
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location
    Poland-Thompson Chapel
    Address
    222 W. Third
    CAMERON, MO 64429
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    Notes
    Rosary beginning at 6:00 PM
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. Munchin Catholic Church
    Address
    301 N. Cedar Street
    CAMERON, MO 64429
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father Tom Ludwig

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