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      Ryan Wayne VanGilder, age 27, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2009 due to an automobile accident.


     Ryan was born August 24, 1982 at Lamar, Missouri and lived most of his life in the Lamar area.  He worked as a die operator for Peerless Products in Fort Scott, Kansas.  He was of the Christian faith and was baptized at age 12 at the Sheldon Christian Church.  Ryan was the #1 Kansas City Chiefs fan, and was a spectacular tattoo artist.


     Ryan leaves behind his father and step-mother, Garry & Arlene VanGilder, Lamar; his mother and step-father Lonna & Jimmy Jackson, Lamar; a brother Jeremy VanGilder, Greenfield; two step-brothers, Dustin Jackson, Dallas, TX, and Jeremy Loveall, Lamar; four sisters, Heather VanGilder, Lamar, Taylor Jackson, Lamar; Cassy & Crissy VanGilder, Garden City, MO; paternal grandparents, Ray & Faye VanGilder, Lamar; maternal grandparents, Lonnie & Helen Wilson, Lamar; paternal great-grandmother Anna VanGilder, Lamar; fiancé Cassey Schmidt and her children, Brenden, Adrian, & Elisha Schmidt; nephew, Aiden Lovell; nieces, Lilly VanGilder & Meg Loveall; and a large extended family.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Bradley VanGilder.


     Funeral services for Ryan will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, October 13th at Milford Christian Church, with burial to follow in St. James Cemetery, northeast of Milford.    


     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 12th, at Daniel Funeral Home.


     Contributions are suggested to Children’s Miracle Network in care of Daniel Funeral Home.













#51 lamarGuest 2009-10-29 22:21
my prayers are with you. We are very
sorry for your loss. Praying that God will comfort you
#50 Nevada, MoLeland & Dena Splitter 2009-10-16 16:47
Gary & Lonna and family's

We know words will never make things easier or make the pain ever go away. With faith in God and family, we hope and pray that you will get through this very tough time in your life.
You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Leland & Dena Splitter
#49 Webb City, MOGoodwin Family and Kaylee Conn 2009-10-16 07:23
Jimmy, Lonna, and Taylor-

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are very sorry for your loss. Praying that God will comfort you.

Christy Goodwin
#48 Lamar MoBrian and Stephanie Wright 2009-10-13 19:58
Garry and family,Lonna And family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
Brian and Stephanie Wright
Kortni Brooks
#47 Lamar, MOJeff & Margaret Phipps 2009-10-13 19:01
We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Ryan's smile and stories that he loved to tell. He touched many lives during his short time here. Find peace in your memories of him. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest sympathy.
#46 Overland Park, KSRuby Ingalls Fasbinder 2009-10-13 11:27
Lonna & Family, Garry & Family,

Just wanted you to know that you will be in be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
#45 Lamar, MOMichelle Roehrs 2009-10-13 10:02
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Stay strong.

#44 Lamar, MOScott and Susan Mabe 2009-10-13 08:32
Dear Cassie,Lonna and Family, and Garry and Family,
Deepest Sympathy in the passing of your loved one, Ryan. May God strengthen you with each coming day. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#43 Odessa, TXJodie Tull & Mary Gaffey 2009-10-13 07:25
Ryan was a great man and a wonderful friend. He could always make anyone smile, just by being hiself. He touched hearts and lives where ever he went. He will be dearly missed. We love you Ryan.
#42 Lamar, MissouriMark & Tamara Myers 2009-10-13 05:51
Even though we didn't know Ryan, we know Jeremy, and it breaks my heart knowing how he and his family are hurting. Ryan will always live on in your hearts and your memories. No one can ever take that away from you. God Bless You All...
Mark, Tamara, Colby, Gaby and Landin

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