Marion Edward “Ed” Main, 74, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Kansas City Hospice House.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, May 29, 2013, in Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee’s Summit, with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Kansas City Hospice House or the charity of your choice may be sent to D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 64133.
Ed was born September 24, 1938, in Bucklin, son of Raymond and Inez (Olinger) Main. In 1960, Ed married Martha Scott in Marceline.
Ed graduated in 1956 from Bucklin High School, and received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was commissioned as an Army Officer and served as Fire Control, Platoon Leader, Launcher Platoon Leader, and Commander of a Nike Hercules Missile Unit in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Air Defense Systme during the height of the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. After leaving the military, he was employed with Mobil Oil Col, Kansas City, Omaha and New York. He then went to work for Owens Corning, Kansas City, until his retirement in 1997. He earned his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1972.
Survivors include his wife, Martha; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Karen Main; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Joan Main and Robert and Anita Main; a son-in-law and his wife, Brent and Damon Herrick; grandchildren, Mitchell, Michael and Taylor Herrick; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Stephanie Herrick.