Joseph A. Alpough

November 4, 1928October 10, 2020

Joseph Alpough, 91, of Raytown, Missouri, passed away October 10, 2020.

Born in 1928, in LeBeau, Louisiana, he is the son of the late Issac and Blanche Alpough. He was the eldest of seven siblings. Of the siblings, he is survived by his brother Peter Alpough.

Joseph served in the United States Army beginning in 1953 and ultimately achieved the rank of Corporal. After his honorable discharge, he was employed at Kap-Pel Fabrics. He maintained a career there for 48 years until he entered retirement.

Joseph was a devout Catholic. His passion for serving his church started at the age of eight when he began serving as an altar boy. This passion continued throughout his life. He served as an usher at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church as an adult. He was happy to make the morning coffee and greeting everyone with a smile.

Joseph never knew a stranger and was a friend to everyone he met. He demonstrated the love of Jesus through his daily life. He worked in the food pantry and helped his community in numerous ways, such as collecting cans, newspaper, and prescription bottles to assist others that were in need. He was an avid supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Veterans, and many Catholic Charities.

Joseph had an unmatchable spark for life. He was caring, funny, encouraging, and loving. Joseph was a dedicated family man who was always there to help those he loved. Joseph was an enthusiastic fan of the Kansas City Royals. He enjoyed Zydeco music, fishing, thrifting, and spending time with his family and friends.

Joseph is survived by his wife Katharine Alpough. He is survived by their five children Gerald Alpough, Michael Alpough (Tracy), Kenneth Alpough (Kathy), Deborah Darby, and Ronald Alpough (Janice). Joseph was blessed with one granddaughter from the marriage of Kenneth and Kathy, Alexandra Wilson (Ramond). From the union of Ronald and Janice, Tiffany Everidge and Timothy Everidge, became his grandchildren and Riana Everidge and Cyrus Words became his great grandchildren. Joseph is also survived by a plethora of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a contribution in Joseph’s name to the St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church Food Pantry, Attn: Emergency Assistance, 5814 Euclid Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64130.


  • Issac Alpough, Father (deceased)
  • Blanche (Mayer) Alpough, Mother (deceased)
  • Katharine (Ellsworth) Alpough, Wife
  • Gerald Alpough, Son
  • Michael Alpough (Tracy), Son
  • Kenneth Alpough (Kathy), Son
  • Deborah Darby, Daughter
  • Ronald Alpough (Janice), Son
  • Alexandra Wilson (Ramond), Granddaughter
  • Tiffany Everidge, Granddaughter
  • Timothy Everidge, Grandson
  • Riana Everidge, Great-granddaughter
  • Cyrus Words, Great-grandson
  • Peter Alpough, Brother

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  • Daran Alpough, Pallbearer
  • Jim Ellsworth, Pallbearer
  • Prestone Ellsworth, Pallbearer
  • Ramomd Wilson, Pallbearer
  • Michael Alpough, Pallbearer
  • Kenneth Alpough, Pallbearer


  • Private Funeral Service

    Friday, October 16, 2020



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Tom Zapien

October 18, 2020

Pat was great to work with and was a good friend that I enjoyed keeping in touch with. My prayers and condolences go out to his family. R.I.P. Pat.

DeDee, Rod, Mitsy Rideau

October 17, 2020

ETERNAL rest grant unto Uncle Pat, O' Lord; please wrap around all his loved ones, providing them with comfort and strength during this time and always. Our prayers are with you all.
The RIDEAU Family

Mary Slone

October 16, 2020

I first met Joe when I moved into Bowen where he lived and he immediately made me feel welcome and as if he had known me for years. Joe introduced me to his best friend Flanord and the three of us had many wonderful times and lots of memories. I grew to love Joe and felt as if he were my family. Flanord and I will miss him very much and yet we know he is with our Lord and will see him again. Flanord and my prayers go out to Ken, Kathy, Alexandra, Peter and all the Alpough family.

Steve Whalen

October 14, 2020

Many fond memories of hanging out at the Alpough house and talking with Joe. He was always encouraging and made us feel welcome no matter what mischief may have been going on. To Kenneth and the entire Alpough family, I'm sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers.

Evan Zobel

October 14, 2020

I am saddened by the loss of Pat. I working with him for a number of years at Kap-Pel Fabrics and he was always a joy to work with. He always was a hard worker and he had an infectious, warm personality and laugh.

My condolences to his entire family. You're in my prayers.

Robert Daniels

October 14, 2020

It was with great sadness that I read Pat's obituary today. He was a very large part of my life at Kap-Pel and I enjoyed staying in touch with him over the past 20 years after the company closed. We want to express our deepest sympathies to Katharine, the children and to Pete. May his memory be for a blessing!
Rob and Cindy Daniels

Shelby Barrett

October 13, 2020

To the Alpough Family:

Joseph a wonderful man who left a big impression. He clearly loved his family and will be missed by all who were blessed enough to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all throughout this difficult time.

The Barrett Family

Cherie Hawthorne

October 12, 2020

To the Alpough Family:
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Uncle Pat. We've had the joy and privilege of knowing him for over 40 years and considered him a member of our family. He leaves us with wonderful memories and lots of love. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

The Hawthorne Family


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