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Dennis Len Landers January 13, 1952 - December 30, 2012

Barnes Family Funerals - Dennis Len Landers

Dennis Len Landers, born in Chesterfield, Mo., on January 13, 1952, passed away on December 30, 2012, at the age of 60. Len died of lymphoma, which was first diagnosed in 2009. Len was an entrepreneur who started his own construction company, Landers Custom Homes, in 1974. He built nearly 300 homes in the Springfield metro area. Len’s greatest passion was his three daughters and wife. He was united in marriage in 1978 and celebrated 34 years of love with his wife. Len, humble and contagiously happy, believed every moment was predetermined and part of a larger plan. He dedicated his life to his daughters and sharing his faith with them. He encouraged them to travel the world and never cease exploration. His family is ever grateful for the fortunate and blessed years of love with Len. Survivors include his wife Cheryl Ann (née Neal); daughters: Amy Elizabeth Landers of Bentonville, Ark.; Angela Starr Landers of Washington D.C.; Amber Adele Landers of Park City, Utah; sister Lynda Kay Wax (née Landers); mother Adele Marie Landers; mother-in-law Marie Girard; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Len Landers (1994); and his brother, Monty Dale Landers (1990). A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 3, at 6:00 p.m. at New Life Church, 776 West Farm Rd. 186, Springfield, MO 65810. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Life Haiti Fund in Memory of Len Landers. Cremation under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


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    Mike & Sheri Poindexter says

    Landers Family,

    We worked with Len many years ago when he started building homes and were just talking about Len in the last week or two. We had ran across someone that used to work with Len.

    Len was such a kind person and always in a good mood. We don’t think you could get a person to say a bad word about him!

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts.

    Mike and Sheri Poindexter

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    Bonnie Smith says

    I had the privilege of knowing Len, although the time was too short. What an uplifting, courageous man he was. He talked about his wonderful daughters & wife. Always being positive & never giving up. Heaven gained a true angel. May God bless ur family. Len will be very missed and never forgotten!

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    Glenda Barclay says

    I just heard about Len’s passing on Saturday and it broke my heart. Len built a beautiful home for me back in 1991 and I have to say Len was the most kind and honest man I had ever met. I was pregnant at the time and he was so concerned about me not going over my budget and making sure that the house was done in time for the birth of my daughter. I thought the world of Len, and had thought of him often after he built my house. My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family during this time. May God bless you all. Len was a wonderful wonderful man.