Dale Arlan Langshaw

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Dale Arlan Langshaw, 79, Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Northcare Hospice House, in North Kansas City, Mo. He was born on April 14, 1935, in Independence, Kan., to Virgil K. and Leona E. (George) Langshaw. He married Kay F. Armstrong on June 24, 1955, in Nevada, and she survives of the home.

Dale grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1953. He lived most of his adult life in Kansas City, Kan., and was a Master Craftsman Cabinet Maker and a 55-year member of Carpenter District Council Local No. 315 (1635). He took pride in his work and was the epitome of old-fashioned work ethic. Dale was dependable and always followed through with his work. He was thrifty and saved his money and everything else that he thought might come in handy someday.

Over the years, Dale had many interests. He played with his kids, taking them sledding, fishing, riding their Shetland ponies and coaching Little League baseball. He enjoyed taking his red 1950 Ford pickup truck and 1956 Volkswagen to car shows and cruise nights. His garage workshop was his retreat and he liked to "putter" around the house and work in his yard.

Dale loved to vacation with his family and made many trips with them to the mountains of Colorado. He loved hearing anecdotes about his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was proud of their accomplishments. He had a sarcastic, dry sense of humor and if he teased you, you knew that he liked you. He expressed his love for his family by working hard to provide for them. Even in his last days he was concerned that his wife would be taken care of. He was grateful for the care that Kay gave him during the past few months and as was his way, he may not have told her, but he told others.

On April 14, 2015, he would have been 80 years old, and on June 24, 2015, he and Kay would have been married 60 years. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers on these special days.

Survivors in addition to his wife include one daughter, Gayla Scott (Charles) and one son, Terry Langshaw, both of Kansas City, Kan.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dolores Yoder, Hesston, Kan.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m., today, at Newton Burial Park, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Contributions may be made in Dale's memory to Northcare Hospice House in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com.