Donald Richard Bamer

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Donald Richard Bamer, 79, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Oct. 6, 2014, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital, in Fort Scott, Kan., following an illness of several months. Donald was born Sept. 29, 1935, in Oakland, Calif., to Charles Joseph Bamer and Clara A. (Pearl) Bamer.

Donald was raised in California. At age 17 he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving in Okinawa and Scotland as a ground radio communications technician. After 20 years of service he retired in 1972. Following his time in the Air Force he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, Iowa, and graduated from there in 1977. At that time Donald opened his own practice in Tulsa, Okla., where he provided chiropractic care for more than 30 years and also has practiced in Nevada for the past 10 years.

In addition to his other accomplishments, Donald was an ordained minister through World Bible Way Fellowship, and enjoyed studying religion and philosophy. He was a member of the Missouri and Oklahoma Chiropractic Associations, and was a student of Karate and became a black belt.

Survivors include his longtime companion and soulmate, Marlene Ogle, Nevada; daughter, Natalie Johnson and her husband, Joey, and their children, Josiah Johnson and his wife, Jenny, Lexi Johnson and her fiancÚ, Neil Barnes, Hunter Johnson and Will Johnson. Donald is also survived by his daughters, Brenda Brooks and Terry Davidson; and his son, William Davidson; one sister, Kathryn Jegi of San Leandro, Calif.; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct, 9, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with the Rev. Roger Beach officiating. Interment with military rites will follow in Newton Burial Park, in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada.

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