DeVere proudly served our country in the US Air corps during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post #250 in Louisburg, Kansas. DeVere was loved by his family and will be missed dearly by anyone who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a step-father; his first wife, Rosemary Mossman; a sister, Leontine Gordy and a son-in-law, Ed Wynn.
DeVere is survived by his wife, Joan Mossman of the home; four daughters, Julie Rand and husband Robert of Louisburg, Kansas, Jana McKinley and husband Greg of Riley, Kansas, Janine Edwards and husband Mark of Overland Park, Kansas and Joy Wynn of Overland Park, Kansas; a step-daughter, Cynthia Crotchett of Marshall, Missouri, a step-son, Robin Lin Crotchett and wife Theresa of Urbana, Missouri; 9 Grandchildren; 6 Great Grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday December 30 at Branson Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Branson, Missouri with Ted Burden officiating. Memorial donations in memory of DeVere may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project woundedwarriorproject.org.