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Joseph Jacobs, 90, of Kansas City, MO passed away August 5th, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Muehlebach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64131. Private family burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, KCMO. Because Joe loved flowers so much, they would be appropriate or a donation of your choice would be appreciated.
Joseph was born January 7, 1928 in Kansas City, MO to Joseph Adolph and Helen Martha Jacobs. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Ruth Jacobs, daughter Tara Young, granddaughter Starlyn Murphy, Ruths daughters Donna Graham, Cathy Willderwood, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Joe served in the Navy during World War II. He lived life to the fullest, enjoyed playing basketball, football and tennis, fishing and hunting. During the 1950s he had a TV show on KMBC-TV called Hook Line and Gun. Joe loved to ski, and world travel. He worked for the LM Berry Company which was later bought by AT&T for 30 years. When he retired, he moved to Lost Bridge Village on Beaver Lake, where he fished, gardened his flowers and composed over 14 CDs. Joe never had a music lesion or an art lesson, but he painted beautiful seascapes, wonderful clowns and great paintings of Indians, landscapes most of which were without reference materials or photos. He sold some of his work at the Plaza Art Fair and to private collectors. For the most part, Joe gave his paintings to friends, neighbors, family and an occasional passerby who admired the painting. He also donated to a number of charities.
Joes infectious spirit, laughter and twinkling blue eyes will be missed by all who knew him. He loved his family and lived life with a full heart.
Celebration of Life Muehlebach Funeral Care
Saturday, August 11, 2018
6800 Troost AvenueKansas City, Missouri 64131
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