Joseph J Jahrling

January 24, 1952October 10, 2018

Joseph J Jahrling, age 66, of Liberty, Missouri passed away on Wednesday October 10, 2018. Joseph was born January 24, 1952 in Vandalia, Illinois to parents Otto and Elaine Jahrling. Joseph was a member of the armed forces having served in the United States Air Force and the Missouri Army National Guard from which he retired at the rank of Lt. Colonial. He was also a Registered Nurse and retired from nursing in February of 2018. In 1980, he met the love of his life, Sally, and later they married in 1985. They had two daughters and spent 33 amazing years together. To know Joseph was to love him. He enjoyed life itself. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Sally; two daughters, Emily Jahrling and Morgan (Andrew) Stafford; two sisters, Sandy Jahrling and Jill (Dave) Cullen; and two brothers, Karl (Deborah) Jahrling and Mark Jahrling; A celebration of Joseph's life will be conducted in his honor on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM with a visitation starting at 5:00 PM at Church of the Resurrection, 1601 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64108. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations in Joseph's memory to a charity of choice or Church of the Resurrection's Downtown Missions Ministry.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Celebration of Joseph's Life Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Andrew Stafford

March 9, 2019

It's been a few months now since Joe's passing, and I sit in my office this afternoon remembering it as if it were yesterday. My heart hurts for a Father in Law that cared for me deeply, who showed me that acceptance and love come from the most peculiar and wonderful places, and that life is a race against yourself; always improving, always striving for the very best you.

I would often have moments alone with Joe, and the conversation would never waver. It ranged from sports to politics, from religion to general life. We discussed jobs and the future, but above all we talked family. He, along with my own Father, molded me to the husband I am today. I mourn for him, but also celebrate that I knew the man in the first place. He made the world a brighter place, and we're all lucky to have had him in our lives, for as brief a time as it was.

The Jahrling family were a close knit unit, and yet I was never treated as an outsider. I was welcomed and surrounded with love and assurance that I was in fact, FAMILY. Every time Morgan and I would visit their home after moving to St. Louis, the question was always asked, "Can you bring your golf clubs?', or "What's your favorite drink? We want to have some for when you come to visit." It was always home when we were at Sally and Joe's...

And now we move forward, as Joe would've wanted. When I go to work, I often think on him. When I face conflict, I often wonder how Joe would've handled it. When I play golf, I feel him near me, assuring me as he once did in life. I am a better man thanks to Joseph Jahrling, and I am eternally grateful that I was one of the lucky few that was able to call him Dad.

Nancy Ferguson

October 15, 2018

His photo you have selected is very personality-revealing, of sweet, kind joy. Receive the peace that passes all understanding--that the world can't give, and things and events in the world can't take away. May all the family receive comfort from Above. Nancy