Obituaries detail

John "Jack" S. Winston

August 10, 1932 - July 16, 2021


John "Jack" Winston, 88, passed away July 16, 2021, after a short battle with Lymphoma cancer.


Jack was born August 10, 1932, in Ferrelview, Missouri, to John O. Winston and Freda Winston.  He graduated from Platte City High School in 1950 and the University of Missouri/Columbia in 1955, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.


After working in marketing for several years, Jack switched to the data processing field in 1974.  He retired from Zurich in 1999, where he spent 25 years as a programmer and systems analyst.


He married Virginia Barks in 1962.   They became members of Village Presbyterian Church in 1966, where Jack served on various committees, volunteered at the Food Pantry, and served as Deacon, Elder, Trustee, and Clerk of the Session.  He was also a long-time volunteer at the Johnson County Christmas Bureau.


Jack was a member of the Salt and Pepper group as well as the Masonic Lodge and the Ararat Shrine.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marie Landers, and brothers-in-law, Clayborn Landers, John Smith, Jay Foster and Noah Dean Barks.  He is survived by his wife, Virginia Barks Winston, his sisters, Dorothy Foster, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Betty Smith, Warsaw, Virginia, sister-in-law Jo Barks of Bennington, Nebraska and many nieces and nephews.


A Celebration of Life will be held at Village Presbyterian Church at 1:00 Tuesday, July 27, with a reception after the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas, or to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, 10100 West 87th Street, Suite 101, Overland Park, KS 66212.

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Celebration of Life
Village Presbyterian Church
6641 Mission Road
Prairie VIllage
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Date of Service:
Jul 27 ,2021
Time of Service:
1:00 pm
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Gene Chadwick Jul 25 ,2021

Colleague ,Odessa ,Missouri

Great lunch partner for many years. Go well old friend.

Beverly and Larry Stewart Jul 25 ,2021

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Larry and I are so sorry to learn of Jack's passing. My late husband, Jim Soward, and I attended many parties at Jack and Virginia's house. They knew how to throw great parties. Jack will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May you rest in peace.

Susan Latas Jul 26 ,2021

Friend ,Merriam ,Kansas

Virginia and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I was saddened to hear this news. I will always remember seeing him at 8:00 service, and how faithfully he helped count bread! Prayers for you and yours.