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Kevin Forrest Leibold

September 6, 1957 — July 14, 2023



Kevin Forrest Leibold, 65, passed away suddenly on July 14, 2023. He was born on September 6, 1957, in Sugar Creek, Missouri. Kevin's passing leaves a void in the hearts of his family and friends but is also an opportunity to celebrate his remarkable life.


Kevin graduated from William Chrisman High School as a proud member of the class of 1976. After completing his education, he embarked on a fulfilling career and retired as a foreman at City of Independence Public Works in 2011. Throughout his professional journey, Kevin showcased dedication, commitment, and a strong work ethic that earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues. During his years of employment at Public Works, Kevin won several awards during the annual APWA Snowplow rodeo.


Outside of work, Kevin found immense joy in various hobbies and interests. He had an innate passion for old cars and enjoyed seeing them restored to their former glory. Whether it was camping with family and friends or fishing trips with buddies, Kevin cherished being outdoors. His love for traveling led him on many adventures. He was also a Fire builder in the Tribe of Mic-o-say and Past President of the Fraternal of Eagles. Above all else, being with his family brought Kevin the greatest happiness.


A devoted husband to his beloved wife Carol, Kevin shared countless cherished moments together. Their lives exemplified dedication and example for their children and grandchildren to follow. As a father to Quentin Leibold and Kristina Shineman, Kevin's guidance shaped their paths in life. He nurtured them with unconditional love and instilled in them values that they carry with them today.


However, Kevin's pride and joy were undoubtedly his grandchildren: Isabella, Austin, Gabriella, and Aubrey. Their presence brought a sparkle to his eyes that couldn't be matched by any other joy in life. Watching them grow and sharing remarkable experiences left an indelible mark on Kevin's heart.


In the midst of grieving Kevin's loss, his family finds solace in knowing that he is now reunited with his loved ones who have passed before him. Kevin's parents; Forrest and Louise Leibold.


Kevin is survived by his adored wife of 46 years, Carol (Barker) Leibold; children, Quentin (Jennifer) Leibold, Kristina (Steven) Shineman; grandchildren, Isabella Leibold, Austin Sinclair, Gabriella Leibold, and Aubrey Shineman; sister, Karen Brown; extended family and many dear friends.


To honor the memory of Kevin, a series of events have been planned. The visitation and funeral service will take place on Friday, July 21, 2023, at Speaks Suburban Chapel in Independence, MO. Family will greet guests between the hours of 9:00 - 10:30 am., and funeral service will commence at 10:30 am, allowing family and friends to gather and pay their final respects. Following the funeral service, there will be a graveside service at Lone Jack Cemetery in Lone Jack, MO, starting at 12:00 pm. This will provide an opportunity for loved ones to bid farewell to Kevin as he rests in eternal peace.


As we reflect on Kevin's life and legacy, let us remember his proudest accomplishments: being a dedicated father and most of all, a devoted grandfather. His unwavering love and support for his family were the cornerstones of his life.

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Friday, July 21, 2023

9:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 21, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Friday, July 21, 2023

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Lone Jack Cemetery

50 Hwy, Lone Jack, MO

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