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Kirrane, Gary W.

Kirrane, Gary W.

February 11, 1955 — May 17, 2018

Gary Wayne Kirrane, 63, of Liberty, MO, passed away May 17, 2018, following an auto accident in Liberty. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Wednesday, May 23, and a service celebrating Gary's life will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, May 24, all at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 pm Thursday at Clarks Chapel Cemetery near New Franklin, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Rescue Project (animal rescue) or the Liberty Police Officers' Association (for the benefit of Liberty Police and Fire first responders), 101 East Kansas Street, Liberty, MO 64068.

Gary was born February 11, 1955, in Kansas City, MO. He was raised in New Franklin, MO and graduated from New Franklin High School in 1974. Gary was united in marriage to Karla Porter on June 16, 1979. They lived in Boonville until moving to Liberty in 1995.

Gary was employed at Wilson's Meat Plant for several years. He was hired on to MKT Railroad and ultimately advanced to working as an Engineer for the Union Pacific until he retired in 2008. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, working on cars, and spending time with his family. He also had a passion for classic cars and was a member of the Kansas City Camaro Club.

Gary was preceded in death by his grandparents, RJ and Edna Falgout; parents, Ernest Kirrane and Ann Walker; sister, Karen Hendrickson; and step-sister, Beverly Tank. He was also preceded in death by his beloved golden retriever, Zoey.
Survivors include his wife, Karla; daughter, Kayla Trulson, (Jerry), and their daughter Bellamy; daughter, Krista Kirrane (Scott Emery); nephew, Chris Hendrickson and family; cousin, Jim Brewster and family; step-sister, Toni Linhart (Melvin); as well as other family members and many friends. Gary will be greatly missed by all and will be remembered for his giving spirit in death as an organ donor.


Service Information

Visitation: 5:00~7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Park Lawn Northland Chapel

Celebration of Gary’s Life: 10:00 am on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Park Lawn Northland Chapel

Graveside Service: 3:00 pm  on Thursday at Clarks Chapel Cemetery near New Franklin, Missouri

Kirrane, Gary W.'s Guestbook

It is our honor at Midwest Corvettes to have known you, to have sampled your knowledge and to be your friend. Gary you will be missed, RIP.

Carl French

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family.

Rosemary Leathers

Our deepest sympathy to Karla and family. Gary was a very special person and we were blessed to have him as our friend. Hugs and continued prayers for comfort and healing during this difficult time. Love you, Mort.

Susan and Mike Davis

I am so sorry for lost and hope you find God's comfort at this time of need.

Jr. And Rita Twenter

I met Gary in August of 2016 when I started working at Midwest Corvettes and Classics. Since then I would look forward to the time that he would spend helping out in the shop or his jokes that always kept us laughing. I am thankful that he stopped by the shop the day before his passing and one of our last conversations was about his Camaro. He will truly be missed by his Family at Midwest Corvettes and Classics.

Randy Sipes

Heartbroken for you and your family. Praying for peace and comfort.

Oscar & Julie Hansen

Karla, so sorry for your loss of your husband. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Joyce Brumback Wilke

I am so very sorry for your loss. Gary and I went to school together and graduated in the same class. We were a close group- probably because we were such a small class! I remember his kind, gentle spirit and easy smile. I know your hearts are aching. Rest in His great love and provision. Death is but a doorway we walk through. Love and prayers

Rebecca Pool (Harper)

I will miss you brother.... RIP my friend. Prayers to your family for strength and courage in the difficult days to come.

Gary Crowley

I went to school with Gary. Always a nice guy.

Beverly (Hundley)Purvis

Karla, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Twilla Shrout

Karla and family, I cannot express how saddened I was when I heard the news of Gary's (Mort as we called him) untimely departure from this earth. I haven't seen him in years, but have many fond memories of him from when we went to school together. May God grant you peace and comfort during the months ahead. Hold on tight to your memories and he will always be with you.

Teresa Robertson Pfizenmaier

Gary's grandparents were neighbors in New Franklin and he was one of my first playmates. He was always such a quiet and kind young man. So very sorry for your loss.

Linda Brown

Gary was a long time member of the Camaro Club of Kansas City and I counted him as a friend! He was always smiling and always loved giving me a hard time! I will miss him and send my condolences to Karla and family! 💖

Georgia Proctor

My sympathies to Gary’s family. We were classmates at New Franklin Schools. Gary was a nice guy and always funny. He will be missed.

Barb (Hickam) Brucks

I didn't know Gary well but I was very close with his youngest daughter, Krista. To the entire family I wish my sincerest condolences during this difficult time. I always enjoyed my interactions with Gary and he will live on in all of our hearts and memories.

Josh Jacobs

Gary always greeted you with a smile. He was good to work with. Prayers for the family.

David Eikenbary

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Laura C.Buck

Karla and family... Gary was a friend of mine back in High School. He was a great guy with a good sense of humor. I am sorry for your loss ! Dallas A

Dallas W Acuff

I had the good fortune to know Gary. Always loved to be around him. We first met after the Katy and the UP merger. I’ve lived in Boonville for the last19 years or so and Gary always called me “Boonie”. I called him the “New Franklin Flash”. I am deeply saddened by his loss and my heart aches for his family. Another good man gone too soon.

Dan Thurston

Karla I’m so sorry to hear this very sad news. God be with you during this difficult time. God bless you. Sending hugs and love! ❤️

Barbara Inman Henderson

I know you don't know me but I met Gary several times at Kay Ivy's farm when I went deer hunting. (Kay Ivy was my nephew) Gary was a fine man and you have my sincere condolences.

Bud Schwartze

I met Gary through work, Midwest Corvettes And Classics. He always had a smile and loved to share his passion and knowledge for the automobile. He will be missed, and never forgotten.

Derek Stephenson

Sending love and hugs—to you and your family, Karla.


Gary was one of the five amigos when we grew up in New Franklin. My brother Ricky, Leonard Privitt, Mike Offeneer, Gary, and I played many hours together over the years and always had each other's back even when we were temporarily mad at one or the other. Gary's passion for muscle cars started even before he could drive and his first one was a 1968 Chevelle. I remember painting that car for Gary. Seven coats of lacquer paint and black stripes. It shined almost as much as Gary's smile every time he drove it. It is unfortunate how life and time pull friends apart and I wish I could have stayed in touch with Gary. He makes the second amigo gone now and time is sneaking up on the rest of us. Karla, I pray that you and the family fine peace in God's love during this time of lose. Find joy in the memories that will be shared in the next few days and comfort in the private memories you each have of Gary. May God bless you and draw you close.

Dennis J Cain

Karla, I am so sorry to read about your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Kathy Phillips

Gary and Karla were neighbors and Gary was always willing to help out. Our sincere sympathy to Karla and the girls. Our prayers are with the family.

Floyd and Sherry Stone

I went to school with Gary in New Franklin. He was one of the kindest guys in our class and always treated me with so much respect. I am very sad to hear of his passing. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Marva (Dockins) Sartwell

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