Douglas Keith Beardmore, 61, of Independence, MO, passed away Sunday, May 26th, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E 39th St, Independence, MO 64050. Doug was born to Keith and Jeri Beardmore (Drey) on July 10, 1957 in Chillicothe, MO. After graduating from Chillicothe High School in 1976. Doug got his Associate degree from Missouri Western and Metropolitan Community College. He worked for 34 years at Independence Power and Light Company, retiring in 2015 as a shift supervisor. In 1982 he married, and the union bore two children, Desiree and Kaitlin, of whom he was immensely proud. Doug loved Aikido, even earning his black belt, and he enjoyed teaching and mentoring others in the defensive art. He was an avid lover of science. Doug thrived on learning; through books, Jeopardy, science channels, and building and taking things apart. He was always prepared for any situation and tried to instill this concept in his daughters. When they were young, Doug took the girls boating on Lake Jacomo and mini-golfing, something they will forever treasure. Doug also enjoyed walks and volunteering at an animal shelter in his later years. He was loving and caring and a child at heart, who enjoyed teasing and joking with people. Doug is survived by his daughter, Desiree Beardmore; daughter, Kaitlin; sister, Charmaine (Ed) Merrifield; and many, many friends. Doug is preceded in death by both parents and stepmother, Mildred Jean Beardmore (Moore).