Feb 28, 1984---Jul 26, 2022

Jeffrey Joseph Middlesworth passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Olathe, KS.  He was born on February 28, 1984, in Des Moines, IA, the second child of Steve and Karen Middlesworth.

Jeff started school in Des Moines, IA, until his family moved to Lenexa, KS, in March 1991, where he entered 1st grade in the Shawnee Mission School District.  He graduated from Shawnee Mission West in 2002.  He worked for his dad for awhile until he finally decided upon the nursing profession.  Jeff was a very loving and compassionate person, and nursing became his life’s goal.

Jeff graduated from JCCC, Overland Park, KS, in 2010, with his RN.  In 2020, he completed his BSN at Bethel College, Newton, KS.  He absolutely loved his work.  He was a Critical Care Nurse at University Health - Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO.  He felt blessed and took pride in this fulfilling job.  He spoke often about how much he was learning.  His greatest aspiration was to continue his education beyond his BSN, and was looking forward to obtaining an advanced nursing degree.

As his friends can attest to, Jeff was a quick wit and he enjoyed the many new and life-long friendships he formed.  Through ups and downs, those friendships remained.

The greatest joys of Jeff’s life were his two daughters, Lilyan (born 2004) and Kennedy (born 2011), with former wife, Danielle Asher.  He thoroughly enjoyed his time with the girls.  At the time of his death, Lilyan was living with him.  The girls will need much support of family and friends going forward.  They were very close with their father.  Jeff also had a life-long love of fishing, video games (Halo, in particular), maintaining several aquariums, and enjoying the companionship of his Shih Tzu, Looney.  

The family was so very thankful to have just spent a week together in June in North Carolina with Jeff’s sister, Valerie and family.  It was a joyous visit, with many wonderful memories, and one we are so blessed to have had.

Jeff will always be remembered with love and affection by the many family, friends, work associates and patients whose lives he touched.  Gone before him were his grandparents, Vera and Harold Monohon, and Glen and Martha Middlesworth; and aunts, Susan Krier, Linda Monohon and Penny Monohon.  Left to remember our son Jeffrey are father and mother, Steve and Karen Middlesworth of Lenexa, KS; his two daughters, Lilyan and Kennedy Middlesworth; sister, Valerie Caldwell (John) of Winterville, NC; uncles Michael Monohon (Karen Boeding) of Indianola, IA, and Patrick Monohon (Walter Murray) of Albany, GA; nephews and nieces, Gavin, Noah, Ava and Vanessa Caldwell; cousins, Jennifer Myers (Tyson Reynoldson) of Ankeny, IA, Grant Monohon of NYC, Phillip Monohon of Phoenix, AZ, Laura Effie (Rob) of Olathe, KS, and Stephanie Hawk (Brandon) of Marion, IA; much extended family; and many friends and work associates.

Visitation will be held at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia St, Lenexa, KS, on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., with the funeral service to follow immediately thereafter.  A luncheon will be provided at Jeff’s church, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7740 Lackman Rd, Lenexa, KS, following the funeral service.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jeffrey’s name to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7740 Lackman Rd, Lenexa, KS 66219.  



Condolences

The Jansen Family Jul 29 ,2022

Friends/Neighbors ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Steve, Karen, Valerie, Lily, Kennedy and families, we are so very sorry on the passing of Jeff. We watched him grow up from a boy to a young man excited about his Cadillac then to a proud father of the girls and his accomplishment of becoming a nurse. He always had a wave and a smile for us. He will be missed. May you find peace and comfort in the treasured memories. Our deepest condolences.

Lori Morrison Jul 29 ,2022

Worked with @olathe medical ,Wellsville ,Kansas

Jeffrey was a young nurse, but very awesome at what he did, his patients loved him! I loved him for his quick wit and compassion for everyone

Judy Caldwell Jul 30 ,2022

So sorry to hear about Jeff. Please know I am praying for your family. If there is anything you need let me know. Hugs for all!! Sincerely , Judy Caldwell

Norm and Jody Kline Jul 31 ,2022

Friend and neighbor ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Oh, Karen and Steve...words cannot convey our deep sadness for you and your family in the loss of your son. We send you love and comfort and please know, if you need anything at all, we are here for you.

Janet and Jack Podoll Aug 01 ,2022

friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Karen and Steve, We are so sorry about the loss of your son. It's unbelievably difficult, it sounds like he was contributing so much to the world! Prayers for his two daughters, you and Steve, and all the family.

Larry & Dianne Krier Aug 02 ,2022

Steveโ€™s brother-in-law, Susan was 1st wife ,Marion ,Iowa

Steve, Karen, Lily, Kennedy, Valarie and the rest of the family. Our hearts go out to you all with prays that our Lord will embrace you all and comfort you through this loss, with the happiest memories of Jeff.

Leslie Ann Caldwell Aug 05 ,2022

Family Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

There are never any right words to provide comfort in a time like this. Jeff brought a special joy and light to the boys which they would share with me after their visits with him. I send my love to his girls, his parents, and his sister as they navigate this. I wish for all who loved him, peace.

Deborah Blevins Aug 05 ,2022

Friend ,Kearney ,Missouri

Karen, Steve and family, We want you to know we are thinking of you and the family and praying you can find comfort in each other as you grieve for the loss of your loved one! Love, Richard and Deb Blevins ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’”

Barb Johnson Aug 05 ,2022

Friend ,Paola ,Kansas

Karen, Steve and family. I'm so sorry to hear you have lost Jeff and my heart goes out to you at this sad time. I pray that you will find comfort in each other and in the memories of a wonderful life you all shared together.

Kay and Ed Scholz Aug 10 ,2022

Our condolences to you and your family. May you find peace in the memories of a life well lived. Sending you prayers for healing.

Laura Gipson Aug 10 ,2022

Friend ,Bonner Springs ,Kansas

Karen and Steve, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Jeff. There are no words I can say except prayers for you and the family during this difficult time. Love, Laura Gipson

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Services

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Aug 06 ,2022
Time:
9:30 AM
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Event:
Funeral Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Aug 06 ,2022
Time:
11:30 AM
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