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John Showalter

June 24, 1947 — July 28, 2022

John A. Showalter, 75, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022. He was born June 24, 1947, in Marshall, Missouri to the late John E. and Frances A. (Wagner) Showalter.

John graduated in 1965 from Paola High School and earned his bachelor's degree in 1969 and his Juris Doctorate in 1972, from Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas. He was a member of the Civil War Roundtable of Kansas City, a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, and the Kansas Bar Association. He spent 37 years as the Associate General counsel of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company. He was a faithful member of the Liberty United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife Carol, whom he married November 16, 2002. His son Paul Showalter, daughter Mary (Ruben) Markstrom, sister Janet L. Ouderkirk, Aunt Mary Jane (Dr. James) Thorne and nephew Bryan (Tammy) Walters, niece Sena Heineken, step son Brad Nicholson, and grandson Chase Nicholson.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the ICU Nurses: Joan, and Hannah, who took great care of John at the North Kansas City Hospital.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 10:30 AM at Terrace Park Cemetery Home, 801 NW 108th St. (169 Hwy & Shoal Creek) Kansas City, MO. followed by a food and fellowship at the Terrace Park Lakeside Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland or The University of Kansas Health System Karla Boatwright Bladder Cancer fund. Share online condolences at

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