Mr. Donald A. Joslin

November 16, 1923January 8, 2019

Mr. Donald A. Joslin, affectionately called "PaPa", age 95, of Overland Park, KS passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 of natural causes. Donald was born in Lebanon, Missouri to Burness and Anna Joslin. He is preceded in death by his son Donnie Joslin.

He was a 6th Grade Math Teacher at Longfellow Elementary School. A loved and respected Principal at Benjamin Franklin Elementary and Woodland Elementary in Kansas City Missouri District for 25 yrs. also in the North Kansas City School District for 15 yrs. After retiring, Don opened a Jewelry Store with his two sons, they were blessed with 2 locations, one in Raytown 1977 the other in Overland Park 1982.

Donald is survived by his lovely wife of 71 years, May Joslin; son, Gary Joslin and his wife Sarah; Grand-daughters, Jessica Orr, Ashley Joslin & Elicia Joslin and Great Grandchildren, Joslin and Jasper.

Services will be at Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri 64133. Visitation, Friday, January. 11th, 6 P.M. – 8 P.M., Graveside Service, Saturday., January. 12th, 10:00 A.M.


  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

Mr. Donald A. Joslin

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Ted Freese

January 14, 2019

I am very saddened by the passing of Don. I first met him in the late 70's when he umpired at Johnson County 3 & 2. I was 17 and he was there to help train us younger guys and he did great job. He and Mae also did scheduling for baseball umpires and football referees and it was fun interacting with them. God Bless

Virginia Jackson

January 12, 2019

Yes, a real gentleman. He used the words decorum and respect when he was my principal at Crestview and expected that from his staff and students. Both he and May and dear people.

Chic Miller

January 11, 2019

I’m so glad to have known a gentlemen, caring person and friend. Working with “Dad” was so rewarding . He knew the Jewelry business! You’ll truly be missed. Regards to May. (Mom) so many wonderful memories. I always called them Mom & Dad. Hugs Chic Miller

Rex and Sue Terry

January 11, 2019

Mr. Joslin was a real gentleman. HIs kindness as continuously apparent and was indeed, a joy to know and we will cherish his memory and great experiences.

Ardie Taylor

January 11, 2019

We are very sorry to hear of Papa’s death. We go back a long time as clients of the jewelry store. He was the very honest and a sweet man. I will miss seeing him. Our thoughts are with you. Chuck & Ardie Taylor

Sean Baker

January 11, 2019

I had the pleasure to grow up next door to the Joslins after they moved to Overland Park. Mr. Joslin was a great guy, and always friendly and smiling. I always enjoyed talking with him. Mr. and Mrs. Joslin are wonderful and kind people. My condolences to Mrs. Joslin and the entire Joslin Family. May God Bless Mr. Joslin and all of you. -Sean Baker

Barry Kennedy

January 11, 2019

Mr Joslin was principal at Crestview elementary when our son and
daughter attended Crestview. He made a difference by the outstanding
leadership and skill and engaging all students in learning . Our son
was a kindergartener and sat on Mr Joslin lap, encouraged to read and
moved ahead very quickly. May God look over such a wonderful
Barry and Karin Kennedy