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Richard William “Dick” Dahms

October 4, 1931 — April 9, 2019

Richard William "Dick" Dahms, 87, of Country Club, MO, passed away April 9, 2019, at his home with family at his side. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am, followed by funeral services at 12 noon, on Saturday, April 13, at Park Lawn Lathrop Chapel, 901 Clinton Street, Lathrop, MO. Burial will follow at Lathrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Moila Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund, 701 North Noyes, St. Joseph, MO 64506.

Dick was born October 4, 1931, in Deepwater, MO, the son of Lester "Bud" and Pauline (Carter) Dahms. Along with his parents, Dick was preceded in death by a sister, Lelia.

Dick was a graduate of Central Missouri State University and received his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Missouri at Columbia. His many years in law practice included serving as Assistant Attorney General of Missouri under John M. Dalton, Assistant City Counselor of St. Joseph, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of Buchanan County, 12 years as Judge of the Buchanan County Probate Court, and eight years as Public Defender of the Fifth Judicial Circuit.

Dick is a member of Christ Episcopal Church in St. Joseph, a Mason and former member of Moila Shrine Temple. He was also named an All-American Wheelchair Basketball player in 1964.

Survivors include his wife, Deloris; children, Rick Dahms (Kristine), Tim Dahms (Lisa), Page Spain (Alan), Bailey Dahms-May (Jim) and Courtney Pine (Dan); five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter; sisters, Judy Dahms and Mary Lou Robinson; as well as other family members and friends.

Service Information:

Visitation will begin at 11:00 am, followed by funeral services at 12 noon, on Saturday, April 13, at Park Lawn Lathrop Chapel, 901 Clinton Street, Lathrop, MO. Burial will follow at Lathrop Cemetery.

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