Jose "Joe" Navarro
August 12, 1935 – September 13, 2019
Joe Navarro, 84, passed away September 13, 2019 at Villa St. Joseph. He was born August 12, 1935 to Catherine Murphy Navarro and Alfonso A. Navarro. He grew up in Overland Park, KS and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and a graduate of DeLaSalle Military Academy and Donnelly College. Joe retired from General Motors and was a Kansas City business owner. He was a member of the MO Valley Arms Association. Joe had a passion for cars, racing in his early days, and he enjoyed watching NASCAR each week.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his sisters, Mary E. “Nena” Navarro and JoAnn Cloninger; daughter, Jennifer Clifton; nephew, Craig Cloninger; niece, Krina Snider; 2 granddaughters; 4 great nieces and nephews; a great great niece and many friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm at the McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS. Funeral will be Friday, September 20th at 11:00 am at the chapel. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.
Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church
7023 W. 71st Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204
- Visitation Thursday, September 19, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, September 20, 2019
- Burial Friday, September 20, 2019
Jose "Joe" Navarro
September 29, 2019
I first met Joe at Boy Scout Camp Nash about 1950. We became close friends in our Boy Scout activities. Later I worked with Joe at the Overland Park Dairy. We shared hobbies of cars and shooting. Joe was an outstanding mechanic. I learned most of my auto mechanic skills from him. The included photo is of Wayne, Jerry, Joe and myself. Though Wayne and I left Kansas City we would always get together with Joe and Jerry when we came to Kansas City. Joe was a good man that I will miss, but I will always have great memories of our shared times.