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McGinness, J. Patrick September 26, 1944 - September 26, 2022

Date of Funeral

October 8, 2022


Friday, October 7, 2022

6:00 - 7:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church, Clinton


Saturday, October 8, 2022

10:00 AM

First Presbyterian Church, Clinton


Englewood Cemetery

John Patrick McGinness was born September 26, 1944, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. On
September 26, 2022, he passed away at North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Son of Dr.
John C. R. McGinness and Eona (Wilson) McGinness. Patrick graduated from Trego Community High
School of WaKeeny, Kansas in May of 1962 and met Barbara Gabel in August of 1963 at Baker University
in Baldwin City, Kansas. They were united in marriage September 6, 1964, in Kansas City, Missouri. The
newlyweds moved to WaKeeny, Kansas were they both worked for Patrick’s father Dr. McGinness
before moving to Clinton, Missouri in the fall of 1965, where they began to raise their children; Shannon
Leigh, Jerri Lynn and Patricia Ann. Patrick earned his master’s degree in Special Education from Central
Missouri State University (UCM) in Warrensburg, Missouri. Patrick was a schoolteacher at many
different schools in the area over the years, a superintendent, director of BCCDD Sheltered Workshop in
Warsaw, Missouri and retired from Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools as a Special Education Teacher.  Patrick had many hobbies and interests including being an avid car collector and train enthusiast.

He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. John C.R. McGinness, Eona Adelaide (Wilson) McGinness
and wife Barbara Ann (Gabel) McGinness.

His survivors include daughters: Shannon McGinness and friend Carletta of Clinton, Missouri, Jerri
Scaggs of Clinton, Missouri, Patricia McGinness and wife Michelle Wood of Kansas City, Missouri;
grandchildren, Tracy Armstrong and husband Andrew Armstrong of Clinton, Missouri, Tatum
McGinness-Wood of Kansas City, Missouri, Nash McGinness-Wood of Kansas City, Missouri; sister-in-law
Jan Slezinger and husband Dave Atchison of Manhattan, Kansas.


  1. REPLY
    Mary Ann Bath says

    Pat will be missed! He fought for those who had no voice. He campaigned others and was always gracious. I am happy to have experienced his friendship through the years.

  2. REPLY
    Carolyn L Tuttle says

    thoughts and prayers to Pat’s family. We so enjoyed Pat being able to come to our 55th and 60th class reunions, the last one being just this last July. I always enjoyed talking to Pat over the phone every once in a while and I know he called several other class members too. We will miss him! Carolyn Tuttle for TCHS 1962 Class Members

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