Ralph Oliver, 70, of Independence, MO passed away July 30, 2012 at home. Ralph was born November 28, 1941 to Ralph, Sr, and Doris (Johnson) Oliver in Kansas City, MO. Ralph served his country as a member of the U.S. Army, during the early 60’s, he was a member of Good Shepherd Christian Church in Blue Springs, and enjoyed working with wood, and making things with his scroll saw. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, 2 daughters; Elizabeth McCray, and Shawna Oliver, and a grandson, Steven Beyer. He leaves behind his wife Ginny Oliver, 4 children; Mark Breeden (Ellen), Cindy Beyer (Kurtis), Jamy Blair (Terry), Tim Mays (Donna), 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held Saturday, August 4, from 10 -11 AM, at Good Shepherd Christian Church, 111 SW Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015. A memorial service will follow the visitation and begin at 11 AM at the church.