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Witthar, Thomas J.

Witthar, Thomas J.

July 20, 1952 — August 22, 2021

Thomas Joseph Witthar, 69, of Kearney, MO, passed away August 22, 2021, at North Kansas City Hospital with loved ones at his side.

Tom was born July 20, 1952, in Kansas City, MO, the fifth of ten children of Leonard and Margaret Witthar. He grew up in the Kansas City Northland and graduated from Liberty High School. He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam era. Tom's career with Bayer spanned 47 years before retirement in 2019.

Along with his parents, Tom was preceded in death by siblings, Mary McKinley and Lenny Witthar. Survivors include his children, Jason Witthar, Alex Witthar, Zach Witthar and Katlyn Witthar; two grandchildren, two great grandchildren; siblings, Patty Pendergrast (Gary), Kay Pendergrast, Danny Witthar (Beverly), Gracie Smith, John Witthar, Bill Witthar (Suzanne) and David Witthar (Wanda); as well as many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating Tom's life at 2:00 pm, on Thursday, August 26, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Wounded Warriors.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by a service celebrating Tom’s life at 2:00 pm, on Thursday, August 26, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Wounded Warriors.

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My condolences for the family. I remember Tom from high school. My prayers are with his family and friends as they mourn their loss.

Karen Gibson-Hull

Tom was a great Mentor and friend to myself and many other's! He was a teacher, inventor, funny, serious, innovative..... well, I could go on and on. He was a MAN that stood by his convictions! He will be missed by many. Prayers for peace & comfort to all of his family, friend's, and loved one's! May the LORD Jesus strengthen you during this time of mourning!

Devin Kingsbury

We are so sorry for your loss. We hope you find peace and comfort as you mourn for your dad.

Becca & Brandon Horner

Tom was one of the most dedicated, knowledgeable and focused individual I have had the opportunity to work with in my career. He had the unique ability to gauge a persons understanding of a topic and would take the time to further explain (in detail) to reach a full understanding. He was always to the point, but also had a great balance of business and fun interaction. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family.

Brad Oxandale

My deepest condolences to this family. Tom was an incredible father and brought an amazing human being and friend into my life, Katie. I’m sending all of my love to you and your family.

Keelie Ross & Wilson Family

I considered Tom one of my best friends and enjoyed spending time with him, especially in recent years. He will be sorely missed by all of his family and friends. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Katie, Alex, Zach and the rest of his family.

Mark W Moennig

Tom was a great person, the type that would do anything for anyone that asked, he was extremely proud of his children, and spoke of them often. He was a close friend, and we enjoyed spending time together. All my prayers, and heart felt sympathy to Alex, Zach, and Katie, and to the rest of the family. My parents, and my daughter Morgan also send their deepest sympathies.

James L. Bauer

Witthar Family, You all have always been family to us and Tom was one of the most kind hearted souls around. The loss of him is one that shakes us all. Please know we love each and every one of you and send our deepest thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time. Know that his spirit will be with you each and every day. The best way to carry him with you is to not be afraid to talk about him and share memories. Love you guys. Xoxo

Adam, Alisa, Ryleigh, Haley & Kylie Webb

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