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August 15, 1986 February 4, 2018
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Kristopher Robert “Kris” Dryden, age 31, of Republic, Mo., lost his battle with addiction on Saturday, February 4, 2018. Kris was born on August 15, 1986 in Springfield, Mo. He graduated from Republic High School in 2005.

Kris was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Kris leaves behind parents, Robert and Laurie Dryden; and a sister, Emily, all of Republic. He also leaves behind; aunts and uncles; cousins; and many friends; and his best buddy, his dog, Annie.

Kris was very talented and he loved music. It was a big part of his life. He taught himself how to play guitar, and was in several bands. He was a very good artist. He also had a huge passion for rock climbing, and was amazing at it. Kris loved anything outside – wilderness survival, camping, floating. You name it, he loved it.

Addiction is a horrible disease that affects so many people who know and love the addicted person. Kris’ family wants to thank the many people who tried to help him. We will always be grateful to you, and like you, we will miss Kris very, very much.

A visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., with a funeral service to begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo. Burial will follow at a later date. Family and friends may share online condolences on this website, at

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