In Memory of

Elizabeth Ann Jeffries Unger

June 1, 1945 - September 21, 2020

Obituary

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.

Due to constraints caused by restrictions for Covid safety ,services are pending, please check back to see when services are scheduled or call the Funeral Home with any questions. Thank you.

 

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

or

The John Knox Foundation. Please make check payable to: John Knox Foundation, and send to 400 NW Murray Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Condolences

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Charlie, it just breaks my heart to hear of Libby’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Hugs.

in over 30 yrs of nursing i have met many people but charlie and libby are the most special people and friends. Not a day went by that libby didnt ask about my 3 yr old and told me stories in return. She was a inspiration in so many different ways. Thru her grace beauty kindness and so many other ways. She will be truly missed and was truly loved!

Libby was a beautiful person inside and out! She was always there to lend an ear and advice for this mom of two teenagers. I will always remember her smile and her tender heart. She was very proud of her daughter and son in law, and especially her grandkids!! I was very lucky to have known her!

My dear Charlie. I’m so sorry Libby had to give up her long fight and I know she didn’t want to leave you and Ann behind but we know she’s with her Heavenly Father now And with Blair and her parents. When I went to Baby Blair’s funeral I honestly didn’t think you two could get through such a tragedy but you did with Gods help and I was so thankful to hear you were blessed with your precious baby girl Thanks for taking care of and loving sweet Libby. The times I did get to visit and say hello to you both was always a good feeling and glad to be from our little close town of Excelsior. God bless you and Ann and her family as you hold close all your wonderful memories and continue to live a good life as that is what she would want. Sincerely. Mary M

Many caring thoughts and prayers are with you Charlie, Anne, Jon and Grandchildren. Libby was a very kind and caring friend. I will always remember her smiling face and kindness and will hold these close in my memories. May God grant you peace in the days ahead.
Your friend,
Christy Kranz

Visitation

Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

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