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Warren Tuttle

August 2, 1930 — May 9, 2018

WARREN WILSON TUTTLE, 87, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on May 9, 2018.

Warren was born August 2, 1930, in Fulton, MO, to Warren and Ruth (Wilson) Tuttle. He later moved to Columbia, MO, where he would receive the first of many academic degrees by obtaining his B.A. degree in Botany. He married his beloved wife of 66 years, Shirley (Wright), on September 6, 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island. Enlisting in the Air Force, he became a 1st Lieutenant in the Strategic Air Command until his release in 1954. After receiving his B.S. in Pharmacology from the Univ. of Kansas City, he received a Masters degree and later a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Univ. of California in San Francisco. In 1981, Warren began as a professor at the Univ. of Health Sciences in Kansas City, MO and then Chaired the Department of Pharmacology at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences until he retired in June 2000. Warren served on the Board of City Union Mission for 28 years.  Warren and Shirley were long time members of Colonial Presbyterian Church where a Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Tuttle; children, Cynthia Old, Karen Tramposh, David Tuttle, Linda Tuttle; grandchildren, Galina Holechek, Alison Jones, Bethany Tramposh, Philip Tramposh, Aarin Wilson, Jesse Wilson, Grace Wilson, and Jonah Wilson; great-grandchild, Esther Jones; and brother, Michael Karsch.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life Service

Saturday, May 19, 2018

7:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Colonial Presbyterian Church

9500 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114

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