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Wayne M. Pitts
Formerly of Atchison, KS

Wayne M. Pitts

Wayne M. Pitts, 94, Texarkana, TX, formerly of Gladstone, MO, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his daughter’s home in Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Barry Christian Church, 1500 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64155, with Rev. Robert George officiating.  Burial will follow at 1:30 PM in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO.  The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Monday at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave., Atchison, KS 66002.  Memorials in honor of Mr. Pitts are suggested to Deirksen Hospice of Texarkana or the Sugar Creek Christian Church Ladies Aide and may be sent in care of the funeral home.  Online condolences to the family may be left at

Wayne was born December 22, 1917 in Rushville, MO the son of Manley and Sally Martin (Black) Pitts.  He attended Fairview Grade School and graduated from Rushville High School in 1936.  Wayne served his country during World War II in the United States Army from 1940-1945. He and Lena lived in Atchison and Rushville before moving to Kansas City in 1953 where Wayne worked as a material handler and warehouseman for Hallmark Cards for 41 years.  Wayne was a member of the Sugar Creek Christian Church and the Barry Christian Church.  In his spare time, he liked gardening and going mushroom hunting.


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