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Timothy Francis Maggard

November 25, 1955 — March 29, 2021

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Timothy Francis Maggard, 65, of Leawood, KS, passed away on March 29, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 8th at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2 E 75th Street, Kansas City, MO. Memorial contributions may be made in Tims name to Rockhurst High School and/or The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Tim was born on November 25, 1955 in Kansas City, MO to Henry Francis and Helen Jeanne (Kocour) Maggard. He attended grade school at St. Agnes in Roeland Park and then St. Elizabeth in Kansas City and graduated from Rockhurst High School. Tim graduated from UMKC with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and later received his Registered Nursing degree from Penn Valley.
Tim was a big-hearted person who did not know a stranger. His life was large and deep with the richness of everlasting friendships. Tim leaves behind a tremendous imprint that touches those closest to him and countless others he brought into his vast, diverse community of friends. He had a generous spirit and was eager to reach out to others when they asked for help and when he knew they needed it. He truly lived the Jesuit motto Men and Women for Others. He was a brother, uncle, and father-figure to both family and friends. Never one to shy away from a crisis, Tim gravitated towards those in distress and was a fearless protector. His work as an RN provided him a chance to serve others in his professional life and he enjoyed this work immensely.
Over the years Tim showed remarkable calm in the midst of peril, making him a go-to-person for problems both at work and in his personal life. In his younger years, when his sisters friends car caught fire in the driveway, he calmly asked the girls to step away from the blaze so he could douse it with a garden hose, which he proceeded to do, as if it were no big deal. Tim received a commendation from the police department for chasing down and tackling a purse snatcher and holding him until the police arrived.
Creating and honoring traditions brought Tim great joy. He went to lengths to decorate for every holiday and put up larger-than-life blow up figures in his yard. Although he liked these big gestures, he also was attentive to smaller details that required time and thought. Tim made personalized Valentines yard signs for his loved ones, repaired jewelry for his sisters, spent hours at thrift stores finding treasures for others, drove an hour outside of town to find the perfect cowgirl boots for his youngest niece-Henrika, and performed countless other acts of thoughtfulness.
A caretaker at heart, Tim would throw himself headlong into a project to help someone or run to the pharmacy or grocery store for anyone who was sick. He made time to value human connection in a way that is rare- taking time to call, stopping by and visiting in person, or sitting at a kitchen table. His life was full of many gestures-things like dressing up as Santa for a friends kids, making phone calls to get charity a better deal on needed equipment, and putting together events with high school friends that kept his Rockhurst class closely connected. Tims work colleagues and friends say that their clinic will never be the same without him. Tim took such joy in working alongside his fellow nurses, physicians and all members of the healthcare team. He felt compelled by nature to bring calm and understanding to all of the patients and family lives he touched. He was able to do so with genuineness, and he found ways to put everyone at ease. The patients loved him for his nursing skills and his ability to make them laugh by making light of even the toughest situations. He took extra time with them both in the clinic and outside of work, even making free house calls to check on them if they needed it. Tim gave his all to his job and patients, and he will be missed beyond measures.
Tim took great pleasure in bringing people together with a genuine common bond of goodwill and fellowship. He was a family historian, loyal big brother,and relentless do-er of projects (often for others). Given his extensive life experiences and skills, he was frequently called on to help in a variety of areas such as plumbing, painting, cooking/grilling, health questions, crafts, car issues, useful and useless trivia, pool repair, and so much more. He enjoyed bird hunting, fishing, and barbequing-his most requested dish was smoked salmon. Tim was true to his values of honesty, integrity and sharing his opinions freely. He was his own person, passionate about music and movies from before his time, and knowledgeable in a pre-internet era when such knowledge was hard won. He was the lynch pin in helping his siblings tie for third place in Rockhurst Universitys trivia contest one year.
Tim was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Joseph Maggard; and sister, Maryhelen Maggard. Tim is survived by his brothers, Patrick Maggard (Kathy), Frank Maggard (Joyce); sisters Annette Maggard Lewer (Christopher), Michelle Maggard; eight nieces and nephews, 3 great nephews, with 2 more on the way and many who considered him family.
Family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors will miss Tims generous spirit, big personality, sharp wit, and ceaseless commitment of time and energy in reaching out to others and doing good in the world.
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Visitation St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

Saturday, May 08, 2021

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

2 E 75th StreetKansas City, Missouri 64114
Directions Mass of Christian Burial St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

Saturday, May 08, 2021

11:30 AM

2 E 75th StreetKansas City, Missouri 64114
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