Turner Roy (“Bud”) Haden, 92, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on February 21 at Bishop Spencer Place. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 6415 Holmes, followed by a reception in the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Peter’s Parish or to Bishop Spencer Place.
Bud was born in rural Boone County, MO, the son of Turner Richardson and Sallie Douglass Haden. Bud’s father was a professional farm manager and the family moved among several large farms throughout Missouri as Bud was growing up. He attended high school in California, MO, and graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1939 with a B.S. in Agriculture. He promptly enrolled in the U.S. Naval Reserve Midshipmen’s School, New York City, NY, was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy, and shipped out to the South Pacific, where he served as the executive officer on the minesweepers USS Change and USS Towhee through the end of WWII, and then with the U.S. forces occupying Japan, ultimately reaching the rank of lieutenant. While serving his country, Bud was injured and lost much of his hearing in a training accident. During an extensive stay at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital, he met an attractive volunteer, Julia Alyce Royen. The quiet boy from the Midwest and the not-so-quiet Brooklyn girl married in 1949 and moved to Missouri. For the next 10 years, Bud taught high school and adult agriculture extension programs, first in Memphis, MO, and later in Warrensburg, MO. In 1960 the family relocated to the Brookside neighborhood in Kansas City, where Bud began his career as a real estate appraiser with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For many years, Bud traveled throughout Missouri and the Midwest appraising property necessary for the construction of Truman Lake and other Corps lake projects, and expansions at Fort Leonard Wood and Whiteman Air Force Base. He retired from the Corps in 1983 as Chief of the Appraisal Branch. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with Julie, chasing after his grandkids, and family gatherings at Governor Stumpy’s. He was a devoted fan of the Royals, Chiefs, and MU Tigers, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather (“Papa”). He was very proud that each of his 9 grandkids attended Mizzou.
Bud was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and brother, James R. Haden. He is survived by his son Jay D. and wife Ellen, son Jonathan R. and wife Barbara, all of Kansas City; his daughter Constance A. Crumpton and husband Roger of Fulton, MO; his brother, Donald D. Haden and wife Citty of Liberty, MO; and grandchildren Maggie Mudd (Alex) and Doug and Becky Haden; Beth Haden, Annie Tweedy (Patrick) and Tracy and Robbie Haden; and Haden and Shannon Crumpton. Assistance by Funeral Advocates LLC.