Libby was born June 01, 1945 in Excelsior Springs, MO to Winston Andrew Jeffries and Georgia Marguerite Jeffries. She passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at the Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, MO.
Libby attended elementary and high school in Excelsior Springs, MO. She and her family belonged to the Excelsior Methodist Church. Libby went on to higher education graduating from William Jewel College, with a B.A in education and later with a Masters Degree in the same.
In 1964 she married Charlie Unger, also born and raised in Excelsior Springs, MO. Although they were three years apart in grade levels, they knew each other from attending the same schools and church there in Excelsior Springs. In September, 1968, Libby and Charlie had a baby boy, Blair Andrew, who passed away in January, 1969 of a congenital heart defect.
Libby went on to teach elementary school in Liberty, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Charlie’s job had taken them to St. Louis, MO. There they had a baby girl, Ann Elizabeth, born March 2, 1975. They were soon transferred to Chicago, IL., on to Cleveland, OH. And then back to Chicago three years later. After Ann was in school, Libby was a secretary for Sales Consultants in Lincolnshire, IL., and then became office manager for Dr. Thomas Porter, M.D., Urologist for about 9 years.
Through the loss of a first child, to completing her college education, and handling all of their many moves, while at the same time raising a second child, Libby was absolutely the most loving and supportive wife and mother – ever!! Libby gave 100% to any and everything she did and was truly devoted to her family.
Having lived in several cities, she has many friends who all have wonderful memories of their time spent with her. Libby’s personality was infectious and she always had a smile everyone loved.
About 30 years ago Libby was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. All these years she’s gallantly fought this disease with the utmost grace and dignity. She never complained or lost hope, always keeping her head up and a beautiful smile on her face.
In December, 2014 Libby and Charlie moved to John Knox Village, a life plan community in Lee’s Summit, MO. Around JKV, Libby was loved by many and known as “The Pretty Lady,” because she dressed to the nines. Libby was also known for her decorating which she did in the many homes she, Charlie and Ann lived in.
Libby is survived by her husband, Charlie, their daughter, Ann (JON) Hoffman of Brookside, and two adoring grandchildren, Davis and Ellery Hoffman. Libby was preceded in death by her mother, Marguerite Jeffries, Father, Winston Jeffries, and son, Blair Andrew.
Libby loved Charlie, Ann and her family deeply, her friends unconditionally, and loved God faithfully.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
KU Endowment Association to support Parkinson’s Research. Please make check payable to: KUEA and mail to Kelly Lyons, KUMC, Parkinson’s Center, 3599 Rainbow Blvd, MS 3042, KC, KS 66160
The John Knox Foundation. Please make check payable to: John Knox Foundation, and send to 400 NW Murray Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64081