George Leland Eib
July 20, 1933 — December 25, 2018
George Leland Eib, 85, went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2018. Visitation will begin at 11:30 am, followed by a service celebrating George’s life at 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO. Burial with in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the church.
George was born July 20, 1933, in Kansas City, KS, the only child of George Archie and Faye (Ragan) Eib. When he was 16 months old, George’s parents died and he was raised by his grandparents, Harry and Minnie, who lived in Swope Park where Harry was the floriculturist. George graduated from Southeast High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree as a Landscape Architect. At Kansas State, George was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity and served in the ROTC for four years. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force, receiving honorable discharge as a Major in 1959. George was united in marriage to Lois Marlene Bierbrodt on June 14, 1953, in Kansas City.
George was a third-generation servant of Kansas City, working for the Parks and Recreation as a Landscape Architect for 35 years, where he received titles of “Mr. Tree” and “Mr. Flower, Lawn and Garden Show” due to his diligent and faithful service. Following “retirement” from the City, his never ending work ethic led him to work for Rosehill Nurseries, Country Club Tree Service, Ofilia Tree Service and as Arborist for the City of Mission Hills. He never really retired.
Along with his love and care for God’s creation, George loved and cared for the Kansas City community and its people. He was a member of Colonial Presbyterian Church, where he served faithfully and joyfully. He served on many boards of organizations: Credit Union, Greater Kansas City Garden Club, Powell Gardens, and Jackson County Historical Society. He was a member of many organizations, including Sons of the American Revolution, Nurserymen’s Association, Arborist Association and The Boy Scouts of America where he was “Tall Oak Tree” in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. George was humble and always busy. If there was a job to do or a friend in need, one could always count on him.
Visitation will begin at 11:30 am, followed by a service celebrating George’s life at 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO. Burial with in Memorial Park Cemetery.