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In Memory of

John Power

April 27, 1926 - September 10, 2017

Obituary


John Power, 91, of Gladstone, MO, passed away September 10, 2017. John was born in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland, to Alice and Michael Power. The oldest of six children he was the first to immigrate to America. John moved to Chicago in 1953 where he met his wife of 52 years, Margaret. John and Margaret moved to Kansas City in 1960 where they raised three wonderful children.

In Kansas City, John led operations at M. Lyon & Co., a leather production plant. He retired after 33 years. After six months of retirement-and much...

John Power, 91, of Gladstone, MO, passed away September 10, 2017. John was born in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland, to Alice and Michael Power. The oldest of six children he was the first to immigrate to America. John moved to Chicago in 1953 where he met his wife of 52 years, Margaret. John and Margaret moved to Kansas City in 1960 where they raised three wonderful children.

In Kansas City, John led operations at M. Lyon & Co., a leather production plant. He retired after 33 years. After six months of retirement-and much time spent bothering his loving wife-John opted to start a second career at Kmart where he putzed around for 16 years before retiring fully. John was happiest surrounded by his friends and family.

John was preceded in death by his wife Margaret, sister Nellie, brothers Mike and Dick. Survivors include his sister Molly and brother Jim; children Mike (Donna), Pat (Emily), and Maureen (Paul) Halbur; and grandchildren Sean, Lauren, Drew, Eric Power, and Daniel, Megan, and Michael Halbur.

Visitation will be 5:00-8:00pm Friday, Sept. 15, at McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119. Rosary at 7:00 pm.

Funeral services at 10:00 am on Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 6415 NE Antioch Road, Gladstone, MO 64119. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 5001 NE Cookingham Dr., Kansas City, MO 64156. The family is hosting a luncheon at St. Andrews Church following the burial.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the St. Pius X Capital Campaign or the St. Charles Borromeo Academy. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.mcgilleyantiochchapel.com as arrangements are under the direction of McGilley Antioch Chapel, 816-453-7700