Thursday, July 15, 2021

My Husband's Obituary

My husband, John, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 9:41 p.m. Here is his obituary...



John Kelly Knox, 67 of Liberal, Missouri, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2021 at home surrounded by his large family. He leaves behind his wife, Rebecca Knox of the home; children Rudy (Angie) Knox, Zachary (Bobby) Knox, Amber (Patrick) Pennington, Buddy (Christy) Vansel, Amanda (Aaron) Langston, Tony (Nicole) Knox, a daughter, Stephanie (Chris), in Wyoming, a son, Johnny; twenty grandchildren, and many beloved cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rudy Virgil Knox, his mother, Mary Agnes (Cuda) Knox, and a half-sister, Dolly.
John had a variety of interests including a love for the Lord Jesus Christ, a love for his family and friends, reading, writing, politics, gardening, history, and cooking. He was also proud of his Sicilian heritage on his mother's side, and his Scotch-Irish ancestry on his father's side, yet was a true American patriot in every way.
John pastored West Liberal Mission Outreach for twenty-five years, and served as Alderman for the City of Liberal, Missouri from 2012 to 2014.
Above all, John wanted nothing more than for those he loved and held dear to know and follow Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

A Celebration of Life is planned July 24th at the Kneeland Center in Liberal, Missouri from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with potluck following the service.

Until next time...
~Rebecca

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42 comments:

  1. I am so sorry. Sending prayers for peace and comfort, I know you will miss him terribly.

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    1. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. It means a lot.

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  2. I'm sorry to hear about your husband's passing but what a blessing to know he's with Jesus now. That one thought alone helped me so much in the months following my husband's passing. Sometimes the Lord would have to remind me as I would forget but it would always comfort my heart and bring a smile to my face when He did.

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    1. Thank you and amen! There's no way that I would want him back here after meeting Jesus face-to-face...especially being as how sick he was. No more pain, no more suffering...but, yes, I miss him desperately. I cannot wait to be with him again. Thank you!

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  3. ((Hugs)) My heart aches for you and your family. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Thank you, Debby! Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated.

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  4. Praying for you and your family . . . an Oregon Christian!

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    1. Thank you, dear Gramma and Sister in Christ! Your thoughts and prayer are much appreciated!

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  5. I am so sorry to hear of your husband's death.

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

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    1. Thank you, Kristina. Your thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated!

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  7. I know you will miss him so much ❤️

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  8. I am so so sorry, Rebecca...keeping you in prayer.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! The prayers are very much appreciated!

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  9. Sorry to here about about his passing. You and your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated! (((HUG)))

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  10. I am so sorry. You came to my mind early this morning - I wondered if something had happened - I knew I wanted to lift you up prayer. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Sincere sympathy to all of you.

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    1. I don't know who you are, but I do appreciate you thinking of me and for being obedient to prayer. Thank you.

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  11. I’m so sorry for your loss.Thank you for posting…praying for you as I read your post 🙏

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    1. Thank you! Your prayers are much appreciated.

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  12. Oh Rebecca, how my heart is going out to you at this time. I wish I could be with you to give you a hug and we could have a good cry. He is with the Lord now so that is some comfort, but you will sorely miss him and for that you have my prayers of peace and comfort.

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, he is with the Lord and for that I am truly thankful! No more pain...no more suffering...and, yes, I do sorely miss him. Thank you for the thoughts, prayers, and words of encouragement. All are much appreciated!

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  13. I am so very sorry, Rebecca. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela! Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated!

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  14. I can't imagine how your heart must be hurting right now. I'm so sorry for your and your family's loss. Continuing to pray for you all.

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    1. Thanks, Jean! It's been a rough six month, my friend...it sure has! I'm thankful that John is no longer hurting...no longer suffering...but, oh! How I do miss him! Thank you for the thoughts and prayers. I truly appreciate them. Thank you so much!

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  15. May God's peace, mercy, and comfort be with you and all who loved John during this time.

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  16. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved husband.

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  17. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family.

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    1. Thank you, Tracy! Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated!

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  18. So sorry for your loss. It is wonderful to know your husband is with the savior though. I hope that brings you peace in the days ahead.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa! Amen! I know where he is. I just can't wait to be with him again. Thank you and God bless!

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  19. I am sooo sorry....hugs and prayers for you

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    1. Thank you, Becky! Your thoughts and prayers are truly appreciated. Thank you! (((HUG)))

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  20. Rebecca, I am so sorry for your enormous loss.

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  21. My condolences, Rebecca. The Lord bless you and keep you.

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