William "Bill" Marchbanks
Tuesday
22
February

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Hadley Funeral Home
405 East Benton St.
Windsor, Missouri, United States
(660) 647-2125
Tuesday
22
February

Graveside Service

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Laurel Oak Cemetery
501 Poplar Dr.
Windsor, Missouri, United States
Tuesday
22
February

Interment

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Laurel Oak Cemetery
501 Poplar Dr.
Windsor, Missouri, United States

Obituary of William "Bill" Marchbanks

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Dr. W.H. “Bill” Marchbanks, US Army Colonel Retired, 92, of Windsor, Missouri, died Friday morning, February 18, 2022, at Belton Regional Medical Center, Belton, Mo. He was born October 16, 1929, in Pittsburg, KS the son of William Rae Marchbanks and Dorothy Mae (Scott) Marchbanks. On March 6, 1956, he married Linda Lee Lovan at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. She preceded him in death on April 1, 2020. After graduating from Central Missouri State University, Bill was accepted into the University of Missouri School of Dentistry where he earned his doctorate. Bill served in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve. He made the decision to enlist in the United States Army in 1952 and began a military career that would span four decades, ultimately reaching the rank of Colonel. He worked with his father (also named Bill) at Marchbanks Dental Clinic in Windsor until the elder Bill passed away in 1970, at which time he took over sole operation of the clinic. In his early dentistry years, he pioneered anesthesia dental techniques that are still in practice today. He taught and was a regular guest speaker at his alma mater, sharing his dental expertise with the next generation of dentists. He closed Marchbanks Dental Clinic in the early 1980’s to focus on his work as an anesthetist in Warrensburg and other hospitals in the area, including Marshall and Higginsville Rehabilitation Centers. In his career he administered anesthesia for over 10,000 cases, everything from dentistry to open heart surgery. Bill continued to work well into his retirement years serving as Instructor at the dental hygiene clinic at State Fair Community College. He completely retired to care for Linda and he faithfully and lovingly cared for her as her health declined. He had also enjoyed helping her at Marchbanks Realty Inc. which she operated until her early 80’s. He was a pilot and enjoyed playing golf. He was a member of the former Windsor Jaycees and the former Windsor Lion’s Club and served on the Windsor Ambulance Board. He was a long-time member of the Windsor United Methodist Church and had served on the board of the church. Survivors include three children, Valorie Tate (Billy), Independence, Mo., Ronald ‘‘Scott” Marchbanks (Penny), Windsor, Mo., and Gina McDonnold (Jason), Kansas City, Mo.; 4 grandchildren, Trevor Marchbanks, Joshua Marchbanks, Devlyn Padberg, and Aidan McDonnold; 2 great-grandsons, Ronan Marchbanks and Callan Marchbanks; a brother, Joseph Marchbanks (Sharri), Pendleton, Oregon; 6 nephews and nieces, Gary Lovan, Teresa Gabbert, Susan O’Neal, Paul Marchbanks, Marie Jobe, and Heather Bailey along with several great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Marchbanks; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ronald and Mary Lovan; and a nephew, Errin Marchbanks. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, with Pastor Pete Hill officiating. Military honors will be observed. The family will receive friends before the service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. The family suggests contributions to Heartland Hospice in care of the funeral home.
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