Darrell L. Cave Tribute

The Kearney Fire & Rescue Protection District is sorry to announce the passing of their last life time member, Darrell L. Cave, who is seated at the right with lifetime members Mike Thompson and Jim Hall during the 2006 City’s sesquicentennial parade, on the frame of the City’s original fire truck. The 1935 Ford was purchased in January of 1949 from Overland Park and Darrell was the one that actually drove it home. The flag at the station will fly at half mast on Wednesday, April 23rd in honor of Darrell.

Darrell L. Cave, 96, of Kearney, MO, died Sunday, April 20, 2014. Born June 28, 1917 to Toliver W. Cave and Rachel C. Bogart Cave. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 sisters, Wanda J. Ritter and Christine Barnett. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Cave; daughter, Anita Duncan and husband Don; grandson, David Duncan and wife Carrie; 3 great grandchildren, Benjamin, Catherine and William Duncan. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at Kearney First Baptist Church with services 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 also at the church with burial following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kearney, MO. In lieu of flowers contributions to Kearney First Baptist Church 303 S. Grove, Kearney, MO. 64060 or Vitas Hospice Care 6601 Winchester Ave, Kansas City, MO. 64133 Arrangements: Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home 816-628-4411