David James Bauer


October 23, 2012 - 12:00 AM

David James Bauer, 62, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of the Neosho Falls area, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at his home.
David was born Aug. 22, 1950, in Colony, the son of Andy James and Virginia (Long) Bauer. He attended grade school in Neosho Falls and graduated from Yates Center High School. He attended Kansas University, majoring in classical archaeology.
He worked at the KU Library and Warren McElwain Funeral Home in Lawrence, taught history at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, worked at Jaccard’s Crown Center Jewelry Store, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Helen Spencer Library assistant in reference in Kansas City, taught English to middle school students in Kurashiki, Japan, taught Japanese at Rockhurst College in Kansas City, worked at the UMKC Bookstore and was working for UMKC Miller Nichols Interlibrary Loan.
Survivors are one sister, Marilyn Bauer Butler, her husband, Scott, Offerle, cousins, Linda Long Birk, Burlington and Maleta Long Brockus, Olathe, half-brother Rex Bauer and his wife, Betty, Ottawa and other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Elmer and Kate Long and Ernest “Popsie” and Jacoba Laymon.
Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday on the UMKC Campus, Miller Nichols Library, Room 303.
Memorials can be made in care of Bonnie Postlethwaite, UMKC, 215 Miller Nichols Library, 5100 Rock-hill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110-2499. Memorials will be for Japanese books, Japanese art books and philosophy books.
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, assisted the family.
Online condolences for the family may be left on the website, www.iolafuneral.com.

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