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Oct 17, 2020

Obituary - Don Ewbank

Don Kelley Ewbank, 86, was born January 13, 1934 and died of complications of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, (PSP). October 5, 2020. He was the son of Perry Addison and Blanche Eva Ewbank. He grew up on a farm near Amoret, MO. He graduated from Miami High School in 1951.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee March 4, 1952 to February 1, 1956. He attended Kansas University in Lawrence, KS earning a Civil Engineering degree October 10, 1963.

He married Naida Twogood on January 25, 1958 at Calvary Baptist Church in La Cygne, Kansas. God blessed them with 62 years together.

He gave his heart and life to Jesus Christ at age 24 and he served Jesus until his graduation to heaven. He was an active member of Red Bridge Baptist Church for over 50 years, serving as a deacon, volunteering on the counting committee, the building committee, as a Sunday school teacher and in the nursery.

Don worked for the City of Kansas city, Missouri and retired on January 31, 1994 as their Solid Waste Manager. He was a member of APWA, National Solid Waste Management Association, National Safety Council, Government Refuse Collection and Disposal Association and the Missouri and National Societies of Professional Engineers.

Don was given exceptional performance in preparing the KC International Airport for Dedication in October, 1972 and in coordinating the Plaza area Clean up after the 1977 Brush Creek Flood.

He is survived by his wife, Naida and his three children Kyla Ewbank, Ted Ewbank and Amy Anderson. Grandchildren Ben Ewbank [Sara], Jacob Ewbank [Karen], Sam Ewbank [Hannah] and Hannah Ewbank, Kendal Anderson [Natalie], Kjirstie Anderson and Kjera Anderson. Great Grandchildren are Henry, Rosie, Ellie, Lucy, Zoe, and Isaac Ewbank and Asaph Anderson. Don also has three sisters, Muriel Lohse, Shirley Oerke [Marvin] and Jane McCoy [Jim} and two Brothers, Harold Ewbank, and Jon Ewbank [Cora] and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Blanche Ewbank, Brothers, Wilbur, Phil and Roger Ewbank and sister Margaret Ewbank.

Don was donated to KU Medical Research. His mission in life was to help other people. Irene Twogood, sister-in-law, stated “Don gave to others all his life and is continuing to give in death”.

 Memorial services will be held Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 6 PM at Red Bridge Baptist Church.
Red Bridge Baptist Church 4901 E Red Bridge Rd Kansas City, MO 64137
Masks and social distancing by families, please.
Contributions may be made to the orphanage, Haiti Home of Hope, or to RBBC.
Visitation: Family will receive visitors in the foyer of the church immediately after service.
For family and friends who would like to stay and visit, coffee and tea will be available in the west wing.
We appreciate everyone that came to honor Don’s life and all those that helped bring this celebration together.
Thank you,
Naida Ewbank and Family.