Jack W. Forbes, 74, of Sweet Springs, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at I-70 Medical Center in Sweet Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at St. John United Church of Christ at Emma. Rev. Ruth Hotle will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ or Cemetery or to I-70 Medical Center.
Born Aug. 30, 1932, in Denver, Colo., he was the son of the late James Franklin Forbes and Grace Evelyn Miner Forbes. He had lived in the Sweet Springs area for many years and was a graduate of Sweet Springs High School and also attended Missouri School of Mines in Rolla. On May 22, 1954, at St. John United Church of Christ, he married Betty J. Steinkuehler, who survives of the home. He had worked at Bendix Aviation and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission before moving back to Sweet Springs in 1961. After moving back to Sweet Springs, he was self-employed before working for the U.S. Corps of Engineers in real estate acquisition, primarily working on the Truman Lake and Longview Lake projects. He was very active in the Sweet Springs community where he was a former member of the Sweet Springs Lions Club, Sweet Springs Revitalization, and the Sweet Springs Planning and Zoning. Most recently he served as president of the board of directors for the I-70 Medical Center. After much planning and continuous support from the community, Hospital Management Corporation, and the board of directors, the I-70 Medical Center was dedicated in October of 2005. During his early years, he was a member of First Christian Church and then later became a member of St. John United Church of Christ, where he was very active as a former church council member and the St. John Lay Fellowship.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Lea Ann Sheriff of Raymore; two grandchildren; one brother, James Franklin Forbes, Jr., of Lexington; along with several nieces and nephews.