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John Joseph Libel

John Joseph Libel, 76, of Smithville MO, passed on October 18, 2019. John graduated from Midway High School in Bendena, KS before attending Highland Community College and graduating from Wichita State. He attended Northwest Missouri State University and earned his CPM. John worked at Kawasaki in Maryville and Harley Davidson in Kansas City, as a Purchasing Manager.



   John  was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Henry and Betty Lou, and sister Jean Ann. He leaves behind his wife Joan, sons Shane (Angela) and Shannon, and stepchildren Rick (Yoanna), Mike (Elizabeth), and Mary Beth (Tony), sisters Joni (Greg) and Jan, 10 grandchildren, a nephew and 3 nieces, as well as many friends. 



   A memorial service will be held on November 2nd at Northland Cathedral in Kansas CIty, MO at 1:00. The family asks for donations to M’Shoogy’s Animal Shelter, 11519 Rt C, Savannah, MO, 64485 or Northland Cathedral for The John Libel Memorial for Missions, 101 NW 99th St, Kansas City, Mo, 64155 in lieu of flowers.

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Memorial Service
Northland Cathedral
101 NW 99th St.
Kansas City
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Date of Service:
Nov 02 ,2019
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1:00 pm
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Guy Jewett Oct 27 ,2019

Friend of Family ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Joan, my condolences & prayers go out to you & your family in John's passing. God be with you all.

John's Kawasaki Family Oct 31 ,2019

Former employer ,Maryville ,Missouri

Dear Joan, John will be always remembered as a part of the Kawasaki family. He was an original and such a fun-loving individual to be around. Condolences from the Kawasaki family to yours.

Mitch Johnson Nov 01 ,2019

Former employee ,Odessa ,Missouri

Joan, I’m so sorry to hear about this. I enjoyed working for John at Libel Oil Co. His compassion and friendliness were always things I admired. Your and John’s deep concern for my family and me after the passing of my son was so thoughtful.