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Johns, Jacob Leroy

Johns, Jacob Leroy

November 1, 1936 — February 26, 2020

Jacob Leroy (J.L.) Johns, 83, a longtime Liberty resident, passed away February 26, 2020, at Oak Pointe of Kearney. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating J.L.'s life at 2:00 pm, on Monday, March 2, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. Burial will follow in Glenridge Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Liberty Hospital Hospice.

J.L. was born November 1, 1936, in Edwards, MO, one of five children of Jacob Horace and Minnie Mae (Cline) Johns. He graduated from Warsaw (MO) High School and later served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman for two years active duty andĀ four years reserve duty. He received honorable discharge on September 30, 1961. J.L. was united in marriage to Frankie Cole Buell on December 28, 1960. J.L.'s career at Ford Motor Company spanned 35 years when he retired as an Industrial Maintenance Electrician in 1997.

Along with his parents, J.L. was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Frankie, and three siblings.

Survivors include his daughter, Cindy Phillips (Brian); grandchildren, Melissa Phillips and Jacob Cole Phillips; great grandson, Finley Cole Phillips; sister, Judi Davis (Donald); numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating J.L.’s life at 2:00 pm, on Monday, March 2, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. Burial will follow in Glenridge Cemetery.

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