Joseph "Joe" Francis Stoway Jr.

August 30, 1948January 18, 2021

Joseph “Joe” F. Stoway, Jr., 72, of Liberty, MO, passed away January 18, 2021. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, February 23rd at St. James Catholic Church, 309 S Stewart Rd, Liberty, MO 64068, with a Memorial Visitation from 9:00-10:00am preceding the service. Inurnment will follow in White Chapel

Joe was born August 30, 1948 in Kansas City, MO to Joseph F. Stoway, Sr. and Virginia (Sheldon) Stoway. He earned his Master’s in Education from University of Phoenix in 2014 at the age of 66. Joe worked for the Liberty School District for several years. Previously, he had worked retail for many years. Joe was a member of St. James Catholic Church, he had previously been an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shawnee. He loved looking for recipes, but ironically, was not interested in cooking. Joe enjoyed spending time with family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his former wife, Carol Stoway; his sister, Marilyn Stoway; and his brother, Richard Stoway.

Joe is survived by his son, Michael Stoway; his daughter, Michelle Grisham (Jeremy); his grandchildren, Brandon, Abby, Megan, Jared, and Jack; his siblings, James Stoway, Donna Stoway, and Bonnie Norris (Gary); and many nieces and nephews who all loved their Uncle Joe, as well as other relatives and friends.

Fond memories and condolences for Joe may be left at, as arrangements are under the direction of Church Archer Pasley Funeral Home, 816-781-2000.


  • Memorial Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Memorial Mass

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Joseph "Joe" Francis Stoway Jr.

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Debbie Michalski

January 21, 2021

Michael, Michelle, Jim, Donna and Bonnie

I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was such a nice person, funny, warm and kind. I am certain that you will miss him terribly. Whenever I think about Joe, I think about how much he loved a little dog named Dinky that the family had so many years ago and how much he loved all of his family. Rest in peace.

Prayers and warm wishes for you all.
Debbie Hahner Michalski