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Edward Ibarra

1956 ~ 2022 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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We are saddened to announce that our father, Edward “Ed” Ibarra, passed away in
the early morning of Monday, November 14, after a long battle with cancer. He was
surrounded by those he loved. He was 65 at the time of his passing.
Edward is survived by his children, Sarah, Brian, Kelli, Megan, Julia, Connor, and
Cason, by his grandchildren, Grace, Isabella, Ian, and Noah, and by his siblings,
Roger, Humbert, Armando, Dan, Dolores, Nicholas, and Ann.

Edward was the consummate family man. Whether it was the family he was born into,
or the one he built with his ex-wife Susan, there was nothing he wouldn’t do for the
people he loved. Often, he would go above and beyond for people he barely knew.
Selflessness was in his nature. Edward had a great sense of humor and was always
joking around, bringing joy to all he encountered. He never met a stranger. He loved
music, sports, cars, and being outdoors. Most of all, he loved spending time with his
children. He loved unconditionally, served selflessly, believed faithfully, and fought endlessly.

He will be greatly missed and always remembered.

There will be a visitation on Monday, November 21st, from 10:00-11:00 am followed
by a praying of the Rosary and a mass at:
St. Joseph Catholic Church
11311 Johnson Dr.
Shawnee, KS 66203
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Edward’s name to:
St. Mary’s Food Kitchen
PO Box 17-2046
Kansas City, KS 66117
The following are stories and thoughts about our dad. If you choose, please write your
own story or memory below. We would love to hear them.
Whenever I am asked what my dad was like as a father, I always tell this story. When I
was 5 years old, my kindergarten class was about to give our first PTA performance. I was
nervous and excited, especially knowing I was in the front row. I overheard my parents
talking that morning about how my dad would not make it due to work. Standing on
stage that night, with the piano playing the first note, I saw my dad rush in the back door,
stop to find me on stage, and wave his arms furiously back and forth with a huge smile on
his face. Even though I was afraid that I would get in trouble, with an even bigger smile
and a full heart, I waved back. Over all of my 37 years there has never been a time,
situation or obstacle that my dad would not overcome to be there for me.
-Brian Ibarra, son


Through all of the hard times in his life, and he has faced many, even when I could cause
him frustration, every single time I would see him he had a smile on his face, and I knew
that seeing me was what was most important in his life. He never gave up, even though
he had every opportunity to. He is strong, kind and easily one of the best people I have
ever known. So let’s take a page from his book. Treat people with kindness, push through
the toughest times, and never forget to smile. I know I will never forget his

-Connor Ibarra, son

Something about my dad I will always remember are all the little things he did every day
to show that he cared. Whenever there was any kind of bad weather- even so much as a
raindrop, or a wind advisory- he would call or text me warning me to be careful driving.
He would text when he knew I was busy or having a difficult time, knowing I might be too
busy to text him back, just to let me know he was thinking about me. When we were
going through all his cancer treatment appointments, rather than worry about himself,
he always worried more that I was spending too much time with him instead of with my
kids and husband. “Go home!” he would insist. There was never a single moment in my
life where I questioned his love for us. I always knew, if I needed anything at all, he would
be there. He gave everything and expected nothing in return. He considered it reward
enough just being our father. My reward was being his daughter.
-Sarah Larrosa, daughter

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November 21, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
11311 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS 66203

Recitation of the Rosary
November 21, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Patricks Catholic Church
1086 North 94th St
Kansas City, KS 66112

Mass of Christian Burial
November 21, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
11311 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS 66203

Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event


In Loving Memory Of

Edward Ibarra

November 17, 1956-November 14, 2022

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St. Mary's Food Kitchen
P. O. Box 17-2046, Kansas City KS 66117


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