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Joshua Benjamin Iken

Joshua Benjamin Iken, 34, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Friday, June 28th, 2019. The family will receive friends and family from 1:00 – 2:00pm Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the Louis Memorial Chapel, 6830 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO followed by a memorial service celebrating his life at 2:00pm. Graveside service and interment will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, July 3rd at the Columbia Cemetery, 30 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (

Joshua Benjamin Iken

He was born June 13th, 1985 to Richard Iken and Gwyn Iken in St. Louis, MO.  He spent the majority of his life in the Kansas City area.  His caring and compassionate nature was ever-evident in his chosen field of nursing.  He loved gardening, dancing, and animals, and surrounded himself with an amazing variety of pets since he was a young child.  His smile lit up the room, along with an infectious laugh, and he made friends with others everywhere he went.  His loving spirit always saw the best in people.  

He is survived by his Father, Richard Iken (Sheri Radman); mother, Gwyn Iken; sister, Jenny Zollars (Brad); brothers Jon Iken (Michelle) and Tom Thomas (Gloria); and best friend Wieteke Waterborg.

He will be missed terribly by all who have known him.  Online condolences may be left for the family at (Arr: The Louis Memorial Chapel 816-361-5211)