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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Obituary: Edward Laverne (Bucky) Pavlovich

  • Edward Laverne (Bucky) Pavlovich, 89, Overland Park, KS, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Kansas City Hospice House.
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  • Edward Laverne (Bucky) Pavlovich, 89, Overland Park, KS, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Kansas City Hospice House.
    Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a Rose Ceremony by the Royal Order of Jesters and military honors at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 19, at the Park Lawn Chapel, 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO. Burial will be in LaPlata at a later date.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Ararat Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129. Online condolences may be left at www.parklawnfunerals.com.
    Ed was born April 28, 1924, in Marceline, the eldest of two children of Edward and Edith Pearl (Baer) Pavlovich. He married Anna Leota Naughton. She preceded him in death January 26, 2010.
    Ed served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked as a petroleum engineer for many years, retiring from MAPCO in 1980 and LOOP in 1992. Following his retirement, he worked for Enterprise Rental Cars in Merriam until December 2013. He was a 60+ year member of the Marceline (MO) Masonic Lodge AF & AM, a life member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Kansas City, and a very active member of Ararat Shrine Temple where he volunteered countless hours for the Children’s Hospital Committee, was a member of the Greeter Unit, the Order of Quetzalcoatl, and the Royal Order of Jesters.  
    Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Terri Pavlovich-Hoover and Lee Hoover; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Lane Pavlovich Hoover; sister, Barbara (Pavlovich) Dotson; sisters-in-law, Katie Miller, her husband Jim, Marie Collum; and brother-in-law Kelly Groseclose; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
    He was also preceded in death by his parents.
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