William M Latta

William M Latta

Birth
Clay Center, Clay County, Nebraska, USA
Death 24 Jan 2002 (aged 81)
Parkville, Platte County, Missouri, USA
Burial Clay Center, Clay County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Block 22, Lot 24
Memorial ID 30325234 · View Source
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William M. "Bill" Latta, Parkville, MO, died January 24, 2002, at his home. Bill was born on November 11, 1920, to Dr. J.O. and Ada Latta in Clay Center, NE. He graduated from Clay Center High School and attended Hastings College in Hastings, NE. He married his wife, Pauline, on May 10, 1942. After acquiring his flight license, he instructed British and Scottish cadets for the R.A.F. during World War II. Following the war, he began crop dusting. In 1952 he and his wife bought a flight service in Hastings and later also established and operated a flight service in Grand Island, NE. During this time, he was a Civil Defense Director for Adams County. In 1965 he moved to Parkville, MO where he managed and later purchased, Princeton Turf of Kansas City. He retired in 1990. He had held offices in the associations connected with his businesses: The Nebraska and National Aviation Trade Associations and the Missouri and National Turfgrass Associations. As Chairman of the Quindaro Levee Board for 20 years, he helped to lay the groundwork for the new Riverside Levee. Bill was Mayor of Parkville from 1971 to 1980. It was through his vision and leadership that the Old English Landing Park on the Missouri River was established. Bill is survived by his wife, Pauline; daughter and son-inlaw, Beth and Bob Walkup of Tucson, AZ; son Bruce of Deadwood, SD; granddaughters, Stacy Timmons and her husband, Jim, Kansas City, MO and Shannon Stumbo, Parkville, MO; grandsons, Jason Latta and Shawn, Lenexa, KS and Brett Latta, Overland Park, KS; three great-granddaughters and one greatgrandson.


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  • Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
  • Added: 5 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30325234
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William M Latta (11 Nov 1920–24 Jan 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30325234, citing Clay Center Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Peggy Bargen Duey (contributor 46873059) .