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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Obituary - Nadine (Vandiver) Fortner


Opal Nadine (Vandiver) Fortner of Harrisonville, Missouri was born April 21, 1928 in Everett, Missouri the daughter of Raymond and Margaret Elizabeth (Luckeman) Hocker. She departed this life on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri surrounded by love and family at the age of 92 years, 9 months and 2 days.

On June 5, 1944 Nadine was united in marriage to Lee E. Fortner in Paola, Kansas and later married Charles Vandiver.

Nadine was a homemaker. She also was employed as a cook for the Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville, Missouri and at several local nursing homes. Earlier she was a seamstress for the Betty Rose Garment Company, Belton, Missouri. Nadine was a member of the United Methodist Church, Adrian, Missouri. She enjoyed being with her family, gardening, sewing, quilting, was a great cook and a very hard worker. Nadine had lived in Everett and Archie, Missouri before moving to Harrisonville, Missouri.

Besides her parents, Nadine was preceded in death by her first husband, Lee on February 10, 1990; her second husband, Charles on December 25, 2013; three brothers, Harold, Glenn and Joe.

Nadine is survived by two sons, Richard Lee Fortner (Becky), Olathe, Kansas, Robert K. Fortner (Debbie), Peculiar, Missouri; a daughter, Connie Fortner (Doug Gibb), Lenexa, Kansas; nine grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter Hocker (Mary), Harrisonville, Missouri, Lyle Hocker (Beverly), Lee's Summit, Missouri; her sister, Evelyn Daniels (Longmont) Colorado; other relatives and a host of friends.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, Missouri.

Due to COVID-19 mask and social distancing is required while attending services.

The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund, Harrisonville, Missouri and may be sent in care of the Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701.