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Former Independence Mayor Passes Away

A man who served nearly two decades as the mayor of Independence has passed away.

Frank Brimmer died Sunday at the Buchanan County Health Center. He was 90.

Brimmer grew up in Independence and after serving with the U.S. Army, he returned to his hometown to serve as the Independence City Clerk. In the early ‘60’s, he served on the Independence Community School Board and was on the Independence City Council from 1972 to 1980. And Brimmer led the city twice as mayor – from 1980 to 1991 and again from 2002 to 2009.

Graveside services for Brimmer will be held Sunday at St. John’s Cemetery in Independence.


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