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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Obituary - Raymond Lee Eastland

Raymond L. Eastland, 79, of Harrisonville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. 

The family will receive friends Saturday 11:00-noon at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Disabled Veterans.

Raymond was born December 12, 1940 in Ava, MO, a son of Chester Carl and Ila Lucille (Downs) Eastland. He grew up in Rogersville and was a 1959 graduate of Rogersville High School. Raymond was united in marriage to Janice Ilene Thompson on June 15, 1963 in Raytown, MO. Raymond worked in assembly for General Motors before his retirement. Raymond was very close to his family, and enjoyed family gatherings at the cabin. He loved to fish, ride motorcycles and dirt bikes, and go camping.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harold Eastland; and two sisters: Betty Clines and Wanda Kanuff. Raymond is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janice; two sons: Kenneth Eastland, Independence, MO; and David (Idel) Eastland, Lee’s Summit, MO; a daughter, Karen (Scott) Williams, Osceola, MO; two brothers: Donald Eastland, Elmo, MO; and Melvin (Shirley) Eastland, Ava, MO; one sister, Imogene White, Mt. Ayr, MO; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.