Jeffery T. Workman

Jeffery T. Workman, 65, was born October 28, 1958 to John and Janet Workman at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. He passed peacefully on March 11, 2024 after years of suffering the effects of multiple strokes and kidney disease.

Jeff attended Parker Elementary and West Jr. High, both in Kansas City, Kansas. He graduated in 1977 from William Chrisman High School, in Independence, Missouri, where he participated in marching band and football.

He worked many years as a computer technician. He was a Catholic and 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. He loved fishing, hunting, traveling and his work in the Republican Party. Above all, he loved his family. Many describe him as “the sweetest man.”

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents Bee and Bill Thomas; one nephew and one niece.

Jeff leaves behind his wife of nearly 30 years, Amy (Blum) Workman; one brother Jim and wife Carla Workman; one sister Jan Rodriguez; six nephews, three nieces, many great nieces and nephews, cousins and numerous friends.

The Rosary will be prayed at 6pm, Thursday, March 14, 2024 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 600 N. Liberty St, Independence, Missouri 64050, followed by visitation until 8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am, Friday, at the church. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Jan Rodriguez to help offset funeral expenses.

The family wishes to thank Jeff’s staff at Wilshire at Lakewood, Davita Eastland Dialysis Center, the ICU staff at Centerpoint Medical, and One Community Hospice and Palliative Care.


  1. Amy Workman on March 13, 2024 at 11:29 am

    I have lost my soulmate. It has been a great life. I got my people who call me Aunt Amy. Rest in peace! You were the man at bowling my Mother always wanted.

  2. Annalisa Zapien-Pina Young on March 13, 2024 at 12:13 pm

    Dear Amy,
    My heart goes out to you and all of Jeff’s family. I remember his kindness, quiet strength and steadfast belief in all that made this country great. He was a loyal friend and man of character. God’s blessing for us all is that we knew Jeff and for a time our journeys were shared.

  3. Megan Bittle on March 13, 2024 at 12:18 pm

    Amy my heart goes out to you. When I was 19 years old my home life wasn’t good at all. You and Jeff took me in to your home and loved me as if I was your own child. I will always be grateful for the kindness you guys showed me ❤️ Rest in Paradise Uncle Jeff! You will be missed by so many

  4. Kingsley Sutch on March 13, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    I have known Jeff since 1980. I am sorry for his loss to wife Amy, his sister Jan and brother Jimmy. My he be at Peace. God Rest His Soul.

  5. Dianna Hamilton on March 13, 2024 at 1:14 pm

    Amy, you’ve been a rock for Jeff as he went through his trials here on earth. I know he lived his lord and savior and now he is jumping for joy, he was such a kind soul. My prayers to you and all the family. God Bless😇

  6. Trudy Smith (Flanagan) on March 13, 2024 at 8:13 pm

    Jan and Jimmy, me, and my daughter Lisa have so many fond memories of your whole family. We are so very sorry for your loss. We hope all the great memories you have of Jeff brings you comfort at this time and in the future.
    Hugs, Trudy and Lisa

  7. Fred Dimmel on March 14, 2024 at 11:43 am

    Sad to see a 1977 classmate go!! That smile you see in this picture was on his face every time we saw each other! I’m sure he will be missed.RIP, Fred Dimmel class of 77

  8. Barbara Crudele on March 14, 2024 at 2:38 pm


  9. Mark and Jewel Bergin on March 23, 2024 at 9:38 pm

    Amy so sorry. Just read about Jeffery’s death. I liked him. Nicest guy you could ever meet.30 years together .You have all them good memories.God be with you and family.

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