Phillip W. Tanner

February 16, 1951 – October 28, 2009

Phillip W. Tanner, 58 of Kansas City, Mo., died Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.

Phillip was born on February 16, 1951 in Jackson County, Missouri. His parents were Jerry and June Tanner. He was a lifelong area resident.

Phillip was a co-founder and co-owner of the Iron Master Corp. in Grandview, Mo. Prior he was the lead man in the Stair Dept. at Overland Steel. His last employment was with Stanton Steel in Grain Valley, Mo. He retired in 2005. He was a Methodist. Phillip enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a passion for fast cars.

Phillip was preceded in death by his mother, June Tanner in 1996.

Survivors include son, Phillip W. Tanner II and wife, Kathleen, of Loveland, Ohio; a daughter, Maleyah Tanner of Raytown, Mo.; his father, Jerry Tanner, Sr. of Kansas City, Mo.; brothers, Mark Miller of Des Moines, Iowa, Jerry Tanner II and Joseph Tanner, both of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and sisters, Suzie Smith and Amiee Studna, both of Kansas City, Mo.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the Riffe Cemetery northwest of Orrick.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, Mo. Family and friends may gather at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, Mo., from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday for viewing and the procession to the cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Phillip W. Tanner, Sr. Memorial fund and payable to his son Phillip Tanner II.


Phillip and I lived in the same neighborhood for a long time and was a great person to have known and a better friend to have.I enjoyed the stories he told and the times we spent just talking.He will be truly missed by myself and everyone he came into contact with.We will all miss you my friend.
Greg Nelson