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Jack Weyforth

August 28, 1939 – October 18, 2020

Overland Park, KS

John (Jack) Stuart Weyforth, 81, of Overland Park, KS passed away peacefully on October 18, 2020, after complications from surgery. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann, with whom he just celebrated 50 years of marriage; his daughter Katherine Vanlandingham (Andrew) and granddaughters Avery and Quinn; his daughter Carolyn Glanville (Mark) and granddaughter Charlotte; his siblings Frank Weyforth (Didi), Mimi Dawson (Rhett), Deborah McElvenney (Kevin), and countless nieces, nephews, family and friends that loved and respected him. 

Born in St. Louis, MO, Jack spent his youth in the St Louis area, attended St. Louis University High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He was lured to Kansas City to coach swimming at Homestead Country Club and Southwest High school, where his team brought home a state championship in 1969. After earning his masters degree at the University of Kansas he worked at various companies including Southwestern Bell and Sprint, from where he retired after 20 years. 

Jack was a leader in the community, serving as School Board President in the Parkway School District in St. Louis and Shawnee Mission School District in Kansas City. This service drove him to also run for the United States Congress in 1980. A loving father, PawPaw, official and unofficial coach to countless swimmers – he loved taking part in a PFA (planned family activity), watching a good movie and gathering with friends.  

He spent summers in his beloved Chautauqua, IL where five generations of his family have enjoyed this special valley, and where next summer family and friends will celebrate his life.

Memorial Contributions
In honor and memory of Jack, please consider a donation to either the New Piasa Chautauqua Church (checks made to NPCCA) or the Chautauqua Historical Society Endowment Fund (checks made to CHS). Either donation can be mailed to: New Piasa Chautauqua, P.O. Box 207, Elsah, IL 62028.



By Year Deceased Alphabetically Yearbook Photo

Jack Albrecht (Deceased 2015)  
Michael Barthol (Deceased 2015)  
Richard Beitling (Deceased 2018)  
Charles Bergner (Deceased 1989)  
Steven Binder (Deceased 2012)  
David Bingston (Deceased 2009)  
Ricki Bronfman (Deceased 2001)  
Mark Brown (Deceased 2019)  
Elizabeth Burton (Deceased 1985)  
Carol Cohen (Deceased 2017)  
Stephen Copeland (Deceased 2019)  
Sam Corsentino (Deceased 1985)  
Catherine Cravens (Deceased 2020)  
John Cullen (Deceased 2003)  
Janet Deffenbaugh (Deceased 1970)  
Fay Eddy (Deceased 1983)  
Vicki Eubank (Flores) (Deceased 2009)
George Everhart (Deceased 1990)
Paul Faucher (Deceased 2019)  
Alan Fleming (Deceased 2008)
Steve Fuller (Deceased 2014)  
Shifra Gaba (Deceased 1967)  
Phil Greathouse (Deceased 2017)  
Emile Guignon (Deceased 2010)  
Jill Hait (Hochman) (Deceased 2014)  
Andy Hakan (Deceased 1967)
Andrew Hannas (Deceased 2009)  
Edward (Ricky) Hartwell (Deceased 2012)  
Susan Heimbach (Bragg) (Deceased 2011)  
Ted Hill (Deceased 2009)  
Janet Inman (Deceased 2005)  
Joe Juvenal (Deceased 2012)  
Louis Kapnistos (Deceased 2003)  
Joellen Kappel (Caskey) (Deceased 2019)  
Loren Kaufman (Deceased 2014)  
Steven Kelly (Deceased 2000)  
Richard Kunz (Deceased 2014)  
David Lenox (Deceased 2017)  
Emil Leuchter (Deceased 1994)  
Jan Lysaght (Deceased 2020)  
Robert Marquis (Deceased 2018)  
Gregory McGugin (Deceased 2001)  
Allen Miller (Deceased 2018)  
Steve Miller (Deceased 1983)  
David Moley (Deceased 2010)  
Deborah Owen (Deceased 2001)
Rebecca Rader (Castro) (Deceased 2017)  
Lloyd Rethemeyer (Deceased 2016)  
Robert Ruble (Deceased 2008)  
Harold Rudin (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Miles Sandler (Deceased 2011)  
Harvey Saver (Deceased 2019)  
Mary Shanklin (Murbach) (Deceased 2020)  
Gerald Shapiro (Deceased 2011)  
Fairlea Sheehy (Deceased 2014)  
Gayle Singer (Salomo) (Deceased 1976)  
John Snedden* (Deceased 2017)  
Jowett Snowden (Deceased 2001)  
Steve Spector (Deceased 1981)  
Frank Stauch (Deceased 2017)  
Michael Stuart (Deceased 2017)  
David Summers (Deceased 2017)  
Carl Swenson (Deceased 2010)  
John Tower (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Tony Tripp (Deceased 2019)  
Randolf Tucker III (Deceased Year Unknown)  
Virginia Waas (Peterson) (Deceased 2004)  
Gordon Wheeler (Deceased 2000)  
Halbert White Jr. (Deceased 2012)  
Robert Wiedersberg (Deceased 2001)  
John Williams (Deceased 1992)  
Deborah Zolotor (Deceased 2015)  
Marilyn Deister (Deceased 2018)  
Wally Good (Teacher) (Deceased 2018)  
Tom Kipp (Principal, Coach) (Deceased 2019)  
David Morton (Teacher) (Deceased 2011)  
Willaim Putsch III (Deceased 2019)  
Coach Robert Tavernero (Deceased 2019)  
Jack Weyforth (Deceased 2020)

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