William M. “Bill” Garber, age 78, of Kansas City, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2008 at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, MO. He was born July 15, 1929 near Versailles, MO, a son of Edwin R. and Elizabeth Diener Garber.
He was united in marriage on August 31, 1957 in Versailles with Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Barbour.
Bill was as a mechanic for Trans World Airlines for several years prior to his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the International Brotherhood Machinist and the Aerospace Workers Local 142. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and member of Park Hill Christian Church in Parkville.
He is survived by his wife Kathy of the home; one son, Billy B. Garber and wife Sandra, of Kansas City, MO; one daughter, Rebecca D. Imokhome and husband Dan, of Kansas City, KS; four grandchildren, Deb, Kemi, Lola, and Wole Imokhome; five brothers, Raymond Garber and wife Susanna, of Versailles, Robert Garber and wife Martha, of Watha, N.C., Dennis Garber and wife Marvelene of Tipton, Edwin Garber (Jr.) and wife Nadine, of Tipton, and Homer Garber and wife Twila, of Versailles; five sisters, Ina Mae McCormick and husband George, of North Ireland, UK, Lena Alexander and husband Dick, of Promise City, IA, Velma Reiss and husband Robert, of Osage City, KS, Mary Gehman and husband Dan, of Lewistown, MT, and Rosella Fulks of Latham, numerous nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one brother, Norman Garber, and two sisters, Violet Garber and Pauline Wulff.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery near Versailles. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Sympathy condolences may be sent online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.