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Harold Gosseen

October 27, 1920 — November 29, 2020

Harold Layfayette Gosseen, 100, Kansas City, MO, passed away November 29, 2020. A mask mandated Service for friends and family will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday December 5, 2020 at Terrace Park Funeral Home, 801 NW 108th St., Kansas City, MO 64155. In lieu of flowers, donations to The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130 would be appreciated. Harold was born Oct. 27, 1920, the oldest of 6 children born to Nettie and Bruce Gosseen and brother to Eva, Van, Marie, Ida and Dewey Gosseen. His mother always called him “the prettiest baby”. In 1942 World War II – joined the U. S. Navy, Ship fitter 3rd Class Welder and was awarded Pacific Good Conduct Medal. He came home from serving in the Navy and married his sweetheart, Eula Mae Dennis on December 1, 1945. They celebrated 53 years together. He personally built their home in Independence, MO. Employed 37 years with Armco Steel and retired in 1982. They enjoyed traveling and photography. They moved to Lake Waukomis in 1995. They were both members of the Gashland Presbyterian Church in Gladstone, MO. Eula Mae passed in 1999. Harold and Thelma Spears met at church and married in 2007 where they both stayed active in helping others until they divorced in 2019 and she moved to Florida to be with her daughter. He had a strong and steady faith in God. Harold’s feisty wit and fun-loving spirit will linger with those privileged to call him Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle or Friend. He loved to entertain people and his stories and jokes made each family gathering a little more fun and interesting. He loved to make wren birdhouses and made one every day up until his death and donated them to various organizations for fund raising etc. He made a lot of people happy. Harold spent the last 14 months at Tiffany Springs Senior Living and loved to tell his stories to his friends there. He called them his 2nd family and his favorite sayings will stick with them… such as “The Lord loves you… and so do I”. Preceded in death by parents, Nettie and Bruce Gosseen, sisters Marie Lyde, Eva Kaneer, brothers, Dewey Gosseen, Van Gosseen and wife of 53 years, Eula Mae. He is survived by his devoted daughter, Sheryl Gassman, son-in-law Raymond Gassman, beloved granddaughters, Kristine Bunch & Kelly Bailey and great-grandchildren Brennon & Breanna Bailey along with his sister, Ida McCart, and many long time friends.

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