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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Obituary - Dennis Michael "Mike" Hamblin

Dennis Michael "Mike" Hamblin, age 73, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 10th 2021 at his home in Belton, Missouri. A memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Vansant-Mills Chapel with a visitation one hour prior to the service. 

Cremation to follow with burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The National League of POW/MIA Families and be left in care of the funeral home. Fond Memories and condolences can be left online at

Mike was born April 9, 1948 in Clinton, Missouri, the son of Dennis and Faye (Hammons) Hamblin and where he graduated from Clinton High School in 1966. Following high school Mike attended the U.S. Trade School of Kansas City, Missouri where he earned a diploma in the course of study prescribed for Automobile Body and Fender Repair on April 21, 1967. The following year he enlisted into the United States Army where he served from March 1968 to February 1970 in the Vietnam War. While serving in the Army he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service. Upon returning he married Patricia Noble of Appleton City and started work at Kansas City Power and Light in Montrose, Missouri. He eventually moved including Springfield MO, Paducah, KY and finally Belton, MO where he retired from Johnson County, KS water district.

He is preceded in death by his parents and many wonderful aunts and uncles.

Mike is survived by his sister Cindy Mullen of Lee's Summit, MO, his children, Michael Johnson (Johanne) of Windsor, MO, Jennifer Hamblin Shaw (Terry) of Warrensburg, MO, Jason Hamblin of Raymore, MO and Jodie Hamblin Eberting (Chad) of Raymore, MO. He had four grandchildren, Trenton Johnson and Carmyn Johnson Lilley (Bruce) of Windsor, MO, and Kasen and Kiefer Eberting of Raymore, MO. He had one great grandchild Joshua Lilley of Windsor, MO. Mike also is survived by is long time partner, Sharon Ross and her extended family of Charles Edward Ross of Excelsior Springs, MO, and children Alison Ross, and Rochelle (Ross) Swisher of Iowa and children Kyle Destin Ross and Graci Suzanne Ross as well as Cearra Renee Swisher of Peculiar, MO.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.