John Robert Myers passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the age of 78 after a brief illness.

John was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. After graduating from Northeast high school, he joined the Army and was stationed in Germany for three years. When he returned, he worked at the Hotel Continental in downtown Kansas City where he met and married Margie Bonen, together they had six children. He worked for the Public Safety Department in Gladstone, the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, the Milwaukee Railroad and finally retired from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad after 30 years of service.

After retiring, he continued his love of crossword puzzles and even figured out how to play the games on his phone with family and friends. He also loved playing poker weekly with his buddies, and he always enjoyed the company of family and friends.

He leaves behind his six children; Marsha (Greg) Johnson, Beaver, PA; Barbara (Kenny) Wilson, Dolph, AR; Douglas (Cheryl) Myers, Blue Springs, MO; Sharon Wilkinson, Overland Park, KS; Kevin (Monica) Myers, Bunceton, MO; and Edward Myers, Kansas City, MO.

He also had 19 grandchildren: Justin Myers, Erik Johnson, Cory Johnson, Sam Wilson, Jake Wilson, Jared Myers, Brooke Myers, Madison Myers, Keely Richter, Grant Richter, Chastyn Malone, Sarah Wilkinson, Ruth Wilkinson, Elizabeth Wilkinson, Mary Margaret Wilkinson, Madelynn Myers, Kylee Myers, Maveryk Myers, Mattea Myers. He was also blessed with 1 great granddaughter Cherish Myers.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 18 at the St. James Catholic Church 309 S Stewart Rd, Liberty, MO 64068 from 9:30am-10:30am followed by mass at 10:30am. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Liberty, MO following mass. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. James Catholic Church.

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