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George Lewis Hechler, 88, of Warrensburg passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his home.
He was born on Feb 22, 1929 in Troy, MO. The son of Ernest J Hechler and Ethel L. (Schaper) Hechler.
After growing up in a loving home with his parents and 4 siblings, George married his high school sweetheart Melva on August 20, 1950. They both enjoyed 61 years of marriage up until her death in 2011. After his graduation from Palmer Chiropractic College in 1953, he spent 2 years in the military. After his honorable discharge from the Army, they moved to Brookfield, Missouri where he set up his private practice in chiropractic. Melva joined him as an office manager until he retired and sold his practice in 2000. They then moved to Warrensburg, MO to be closer to their sons and grandchildren. George continued to practice his chiropractic skills part time out of his home. He displayed a true love of serving his patients and was not only their caregiver, but a personal friend to many. He would take care of anyone day or night and on weekends and holidays. He was as passionate about his profession as he was about spending time with his family. George loved his pets like they were children. Anyone who saw him would also likely see him carrying his dog Angel as he ran his errands.
This world has seen no better father, father-in-law and grandfather than George Hechler. God truly blessed George with a wonderful ability to take care of his family and others. He gave countless hours to make their lives easier and more pleasant. He was full of joy, optimism, friendliness and the love of God. George always displayed a smile to everyone around him and never spoke an unkind word. His family will always miss his never ending smile and genuine humor. We will take strength and peace in knowing that he is rejoicing in the comforting arms of God and his family members who preceded him in heaven. Dad and Grandpa, even after 88 wonderful years, you left us too soon but we look forward to seeing you again in your heavenly home.
George is survived by two sons, Steven Hechler (Leigh Ann) of Leawood, KS and Mark Hechler (companion Tandi Toone). He is also survived by five grandchildren, Benjamin Hechler (fiancé Courtney Cooper) of Durham NC, Paul Hechler (fiancé Elizabeth Wilkinson) of North Liberty IA, Danielle Hechler, Christina Hechler, and Matthew Hechler all of Warrensburg.
George was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Elwyn and Robert Hechler, and two sisters Mabel and Lucille Hechler.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 1st United Methodist Church of Warrensburg with Reverend Louie Lowe officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until service time at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to United Methodist Church and can be left in care of the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank the many friends and caregivers who spent countless hours attending to him in his final weeks here on earth. God’s love was shown to George by these many angels who gave of their time and talents.
Yvette Maude Gulley, age 61 of Marceline, died Sunday, July 9, 2017 at her home. Yvette was born at Brookfield, Missouri on July 28, 1955 to Herald and Lorna (Oxenhandler) Davolt. She married Roger W. Gulley on January 30, 1976.
Yvette was a member of the New Hope Baptist Fellowship and had worked at Herff Jones for 33 years.
She is survived by her mother Lorna Davolt of Israel; husband Roger W. Gulley of the home in Marceline, two sons, Marty Brammer and Sarah, of Barnhart, and Michael Gulley and Amber, Marceline; daughter Rebecca Sego, Marceline, brothers, Walter Davolt of Kansas City, MO and David Davolt of Israel; and grandchildren, Karen, Malachi, Mackenzie, Andrew, Dalton, Destiny, Brayden and Reece. She was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday, July 14, 2017 at New Hope Baptist Fellowship with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Marceline. Visitation will be held from
6-8 PM Thursday, July 13 at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Fellowship and mailed to 1720 N. Missouri Ave., Marceline