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William Herrin

January 16, 1921 — March 17, 2021


William (Bill) Herrin, 100, Lenexa, Kansas, went to be with his Savior and Lord on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Westchester Village.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 25 at 10:30am at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 10100 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kansas 66212.  Graveside services will be held at 1:00pm at Johnson County Memorial Gardens, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kansas 66210.

Bill was born January 16, 1921 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Samuel and Ida Herrin.  He graduated from Rosedale High School in 1939 and later joined Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company in 1941 after graduating from Finaly Engineering College.  He retired in 1982 after spending 41 years as a Civil Engineer.

Bill is a World War II veteran, serving his country as a Navy Seabee.  He spent most of his time in the construction battalion on the island of Guam.

He met the love of his life, Betty on a blind date and soon after they were married on June 6, 1942.  They spent 68 wonderful years together.

Bill was an extremely generous and loving husband, grandfather, father, and friend.  He was always there to give a helping hand.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.  Church always played an important role in his life.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty, his oldest son, William J. Herrin, his daughter-in-law, Faye Herrin, and his brother and sister-in-law, Harrison and Marjorie Herrin.

Bill is survived by his son Robert Herrin (Deanna), his daughter, Carol Yasuhara, and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Dixie Baum.

He also leaves four granddaughters, two grandsons, six great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, several nieces and nephews and many special friends.

The immediate family would like to express gratitude and thanks to all who touched Bill’s life and cared for him during his stay at Westchester Village, especially the workers from Ascend Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kansas City Rescue Mission at .

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

10:30 - 11:30am (Central time)

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