Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Obituary - Dean McGuire

Funeral services for Dean McGuire of Butler, Missouri will be 10 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler. Visitation 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, January 6 at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Dean was very proud of the fact that he was the first in his family to graduate from high school. 

He made it a priority to instill the value of education in his entire family. Investing in education and athletics in his memory is a legacy that his family would like to continue for the generations to come. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Dean McGuire Scholarship Fund. Online condolences

Wilmer Dean McGuire, age 83 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born May 17, 1938 to Wilmer “Jack” and Wilma Nadine “Curly” Burch McGuire in Butler, Missouri.

Dean, one of four children, grew up in rural Butler and attended one-room school houses until moving into Butler in the eighth grade. He graduated from Butler High School in 1957–the first one in his family to graduate from high school. On January 14, 1962, he was united in marriage to Diana Schapeler and to this union, a son and daughter were born. Dean has always worked. He started at the age of 9 farming for his Uncle Bill and continued working through high school. One of those jobs was Jennings Market which he thoroughly enjoyed seeing and talking to the people he was sacking and carrying groceries out for. He also enjoyed going with Wilbur to buy groceries. He delivered milk and washed dishes at different cafés both mornings and evenings. Upon graduating in 1957 he began his career of over the road truck driving being the first driver for Jim Tiona. He went on to drive for several different companies retiring from Burton Trucking in 2011 afterwhich he worked for Larry and Bryan Seider until 2021. He was an active member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.

Dean, a family man, was dependable, honest, trustworthy, caring and loving. He thoroughly enjoyed teasing and joking with the kids. His kids and grandchildren were his hobby and he rarely missed a sporting event. He also was a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in earlier years and helping his dad on the farm. If anyone needed anything, Dean was only a call away and he took care of others’ equipment like it was his own.

Dean is survived by his wife of 59 years, Diana McGuire of Butler, Missouri; one son, Lyle McGuire of Butler, Missouri; one daughter, Deanie Mooney and husband Kenny of Adrian, Missouri; three brothers-in-law, Larry Ingram of Butler, Missouri, Dean Schapeler and wife Sue of Winter Haven, Florida and Don Schapeler and wife Licia of Liberty, Missouri; an aunt, Marjorie Popplewell of Butler, Missouri; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren: 1) Leean (Justin) Hannah and their children Kennisen, Ashlynn and Bronson Dean; 2) Meghan (Dustin) Robbins and their children Libbi and Beigh; 3) Cody (Julienne) McGuire and their children Brayden and Garren; 4) Dakota Mooney (Shelbie) and their son Sidney; and 5) Courtney McGuire; and 6) Tanner McGuire (Ashley). He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Larry McGuire; and two sisters, Judy Ingram and Kay Nisely.

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