Milton Ross Fletcher


Milton Ross Fletcher, born May 25, 1927, passed peacefully in his sleep on October 20, 2021, at 94 years of age. Milton was born to Earl J. Fletcher and Velda M. Miller and was the oldest of three children. He graduated from Central High School in 1945 and proudly served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1948. 

When he returned home to Kansas City, he worked for Elko Photo Products as a buyer, and later for VWR Scientific in operations.  He was an avid photographer, and loved photography, traveling with his wife, gardening, woodworking, square dancing, road rallies in his TR3, and baking. 

He always had time for friends and family, was a great storyteller, and loved telling jokes. He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife of 50 years, Frances Messenger Fletcher, and his sisters Betty Fadel and Ruth Likely. He is survived by his two children, Mick Fletcher (Denise), Kathy Huddleston (Douglas) of Kansas City, four grandchildren, one great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Contributions

Memorial Contributions may be made in his memory to Advanced Healthcare Home Health and Hospice. If interested please reach out to Bonnie at 913-890-8448.


A private family memorial will be held at a later date.


  1. Frank X. Fasl IV on November 3, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Uncle Milton was a very special man. He was funny, happy and could always bring you a smile. Aunt Frances and Uncle Milton’s Christmas party was full of laughter and cheer. They both were special people. They will always live in our hearts. I love you always Uncle Milton.

    • Mick Fletcher on November 19, 2021 at 11:02 am

      Thank you Frank for your kind thoughts and memories. We appreciate it very much.

  2. Julia E Smith on October 30, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Milton was a wonderful person with a good story to tell. I knew him as a very gentle, sweet and kind man. He will be missed by many.

    • Mick Fletcher on November 19, 2021 at 8:54 pm

      I appreciate this Julia, Thank you very much! Hope to see you soon.

  3. David Henry on October 30, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Milton was a valued member of the Corinth Meadows men’s coffee group. We were so glad that he met with us for conversation ranging from fond memories, funny stories, and discussions about important issues in our lives and in our world. Milton was always a supreme gentleman and always communicated respect for everyone in his quiet way. I miss you Milton and am very glad that we were able to be friends.

  4. Tommi Guier on October 29, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    Milton was such a thoughtful friendly and kind Uncle. We were lucky to have him in the family. I have many happy memories of Milton and Frances. It makes me happy to think they are together again

    • Gary Smith on October 29, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      Uncle Milton was fun to be around. He was very polite and well mannered. I respected him very much. My childhood memories watching family movies and holiday events in the basement theater and cruising in the TR3 was to this day.memorable. I will miss him, but will always be remembered.

    • Gary Smith on October 30, 2021 at 10:33 am

      Uncle Milton was very well mannered and kind to all who was around him. Memories of watching family movies in the theater basement during family gatherings will always be remembered, along with taking a cruise in the TR3. I was cool as a youngster. God bless him.

    • Mick Fletcher on November 19, 2021 at 11:05 am

      Thanks Tommi. I know he was looking forward to being together with Frances again, as well as our grandparents and his sisters. Take care!

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