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Joan D. Meng

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Joan D. Meng Obituary
Joan D. Meng, 68, of Independence, Mo., joined the heavenly chorus on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

She was born and resided in Independence, Mo., for nearly all of her life. A graduate of Van Horn High School and the University of Missouri Kansas City, Joan was a lifelong educator, beginning her career as an English teacher in Raytown and then spending more than twenty years as a parent educator for the Independence School District Parents as Teachers program. She spent many hours in service to others as an active member of Sweet Adelines, Independence Junior Service League, and the Child Abuse Prevention Association. Joan lived a life of faith as a member of First United Methodist Church of Independence. She was the daughter of John D. Moore and Nola Fern Moore.

Joan is survived by her husband of 44 years, Dr. Timothy Meng; her children, Mark Meng and his wife, Dr. Kathleen Eubanks-Meng, of Blue Springs, and Dr. Michael Meng and his wife, Divina, of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren, Ashley, Taylor and Rachel Meng, and Gabriella and Christian Meng; and her sister, Louise Kingsolver and her children, John and Steve Kingsolver, and Christine Knick.

The family will receive friends and family for a Celebration of Life on Thursday, July 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St. Independence, 816-373-3600.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to First United Methodist Church of Independence.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.
Published in The Examiner on July 29, 2014
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