In memory of
JOSEPH P. BEDORD
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In memory of
JOSEPH P. BEDORD
Joseph P. Bedord, 85, Westwood, KS, passed away April 10, 2017. Visitation at 9 a.m., memorial Mass at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22 (Joe's birthday), at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Redemptorist) Church, 3333 Broadway, Kansas City, MO. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, MO. Celebration of life following burial 1 to 4 p.m. at the Corner Cocktail, 85th and Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO. Joe was born April 22, 1931, in Kansas City, to Francis and Margaret Bedord. He attended St. Agnes High school where he excelled in sports as the quarterback on the football team and forward for the basketball team. As a lifelong lover of sports, he won a basketball scholarship to St. Benedict's in Atchison, KS, and dreamed of being a basketball coach. He was proud Air Force veteran and served in the Korean War. When he returned to the area after the war he married Mary Ann Scharnhorst in 1956, and they were married 60 years. During the course of his career, he traveled the Midwest and also spent from 1976-1977 in Yesilkoy, Turkey, where Mary Ann accompanied him during his stay; while in Turkey they traveled to Switzerland and Germany. Joe was active in the Knights of Columbus. He volunteered his time with his wife Mary Ann at the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, now known as Unbound. Joe enjoyed playing golf, throwing horseshoes in the back yard, drinking an ice cold beer while watching the Chiefs and Royals with the boys, telling a good story about his out of town travels or just be telling a story, he was a horrible joke teller and would always crack himself up. For many years, Joe and Mary Ann threw wonderful 4th of July parties which brought together many aunts, uncles and cousins along with many, many good friends. He found peace in his family, walking his dogs, nature and attending Mass. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Francis; sisters, Julia and Margaret. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Ann and four children, daughter, Chris (Monte); sons, Jeff (Jan), Joe Jr. (Glendolyn), and John; four grandchildren, Shannon, Kelly, Joey, and Jacey along with his seven great- grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Gabriella, AJ, Kendyl, Kason, Reese and Roman and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Dad, we love you and will miss you dearly. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Unbound or St. Jude Children's Hospital. The family would like to thank Amber, Pat, Jessica, Megan and the other wonderful staff of Grace Hospice, along with the staff of Brookdale Glenwood for their compassionate care of our Dad during his illness. Online condolences may be left at www.mcgilleyhoge.com . Arr.: McGilley & Hoge, 8024 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS 66204. McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park, KS 66204, 913-64
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