Years ago

November 1, 2013 

40 Years Ago

November 1973

Lewis D. (Dee) De Clerk, a retired pharmacist and former mayor and city councilman of Lee’s Summit, died at 69 years of age. He operated Dee’s Drug Store on Northeast Main Street in Lee’s Summit from 1941 until he retired in 1968. He served two terms on the Lee’s Summit City Council in the 1940’s and was mayor of Lee’s Summit from 1948 to 1950. He was very active in politics and was a Democratic committeeman in Jackson County for several years. He was a member of Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church.

Pat Metheny plays the guitar–and he plays it better than most guitarists. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Metheny, 305 Lakeview and a 1972 graduate of Lee’s Summit High School. He began his musical career while in school where he played the French horn in the junior and senior high school band, the Unity band and the Legion band. Pat has accepted a teaching position beginning in January at the Berkeley College of Music in Boston, Mass.

Compiled from the files of the Journal by Jim Carpenter.

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