Dean Balsover, 77, Independence, MO passed away May 14, 2008 after a courageous bout with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 11 am, Sat., May 17, 2008 at the Stone Church with visitation beginning one hour prior to service time. A private committal service will take place at Mound Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society. Dean was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Granville, Jr. and Curtis Ray; and sister Joy. Family members who survive him are older brother Don L. Balsover, Milwaukee, WI; older sister Betty L. Parrish, Overland Park. KS; five nephews; two nieces; eight grandnephews; two grandnieces; four great- grandnephews; and a special friend and companion, Jimmie Carpenter. Published in the Kansas City Star on 5/15/2008.