Thursday, March 26, 2009

Grampa Barney

This should of been posted weeks ago.
We will all miss him greatly but his legacy lives on....

Robert (Barney) Maguire
1910 – 2009

Robert (Barney) Maguire, 98, passed away Friday February 20, 2009 at home surrounded by family and friends.
The Rosary will be prayed Tuesday February 24, 2009 at 5:00PM in More Hall at St Thomas More Catholic Church, 11822 Holmes Rd with visitation following until 8:00PM. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00AM Wednesday February 25, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2 East 75th St. Kansas City, MO. Burial following in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.
Barney was born in Memphis, Tennessee on November 19, 1910. He moved with his family to Kansas City, Missouri in 1918. Barney had a deep love for automobiles, airplanes, motorcycles and all things mechanical. His tremendous thirst for knowledge was an inspiration for all.
Barney attended St. Aloysius Grade School, Rockhurst and Northeast High School. He worked for Pratt & Whitney in Kansas City and Hartford, CN. In 1948 he and Rosemarie founded Allied Concrete Products which is currently run by third generation family. He was a 4th degree Knights of Columbus in the Bishop John Ward Assembly 0292, a member of the Trailblazers Organization and More Friends. He was a charter member of National Precast Concrete Association holding several board positions.
Barney witnessed many changes in technology through his life and not one did he let escape without his full immersion and quest to understand. From learning the printing press, to building an experimental airplane in high school shop class, to reading the complete Book of Knowledge more than once, to starting his own business, to using his computer daily-- Barney was always eager to learn.
Barney was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Cora Belle (McClure) Maguire, sisters Mary Michael Maguire and Katie Kimbrell sons-in-law Bill Garies and Mike Furey, grandchildren; Mickey Furey & Amy Furey; great grandchild Cristina Furey.
Barney is survived by his loving wife of 75 years Rosemarie; daughters Shiloh Garies, Esta Setter and husband Dave, Judy Furey, Kathy Maguire and husband Tom Fritts; 17 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren and 2 on the way; sister Frances Cowick; sisters-in-law Marilyn Meiners, Teresa Scheerer (Dick) and brother-in-law Bob Meiners (Claire).
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the St. Thomas More School Technology Fund or the St. Thomas More Capitol Campaign.

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