Published in Kansas
City Star on February 22, 2011
Anthony Keith Weber,
age 68, Mission Hills, Kan,, passed away Friday, February 18, 2011, at
Saint Luke's Hospital in Houston, Texas. After four years of fighting
the strongest battle imaginable against kidney cancer, Keith left this
world in peace surrounded by his family.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Stine and McClure
Chapel, 3235 Gilham Plaza, Kansas City, Mo. The funeral service will be
at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Country Club Christian Church, 6101 Ward
Parkway, Kansas City. A reception will immediately follow the service
at the Kansas City Country Club.
Keith was preceded in death by his father, Anton Weber. He is survived
by his mother, Alice, his brother, Chuck, his wife, Margie, his daughters,
Leslie and Tricia, his sons-in-law, Scott Olrich and Patrick Youssi and
his grandchildren, Zachary, Tanner, Colgin, Trevor and Alexa.
Keith was born April 27, 1942, in Jefferson City, Mo. Keith attended Jefferson
City Senior High School where he was elected class president and was one
of only two students from the state of Missouri to be selected to Boys
Nation in 1959. Keith attended the University of Missouri where he received
a bachelor's degree in economics and the degree of Juris Doctorate.
While in college, he excelled in football and baseball. Keith still holds
the lowest career ERA record in the NCAA Division I. He was the team Captain
and received all-American honors. He was one of three pitchers chosen
in the U.S. to pitch for the U.S. Olympic Team in the 1964 Olympics held
in Japan. Later, he signed with the New York Mets. He was also a quarterback
for the Missouri Tigers.
Keith's Senior year he was selected into Mystical Seven and The QEBH society,
two honorary societies based on leadership, academics and contribution
to the University: Keith served as assistant varsity football coach for
four years under Dan Devine while attending law school at Missouri University.
Later in 1998, Keith was inducted to the Intercollegiate Athletics MU
Hall of Fame. Keith met Margie Farmer, his wife-to-be, as a Freshman in
high school. They dated throughout high school and college and were married
Following graduation, the Webers moved to Kansas City where Keith started
his Real Estate career which took them to Dallas where he became one of
the Vice Presidents of Redman Development Corporation.
The Webers moved back to Kansas City in 1972 and Keith founded Midland
Properties, Inc. which developed and managed apartment properties starting
in Kansas and Missouri and evolved nationally.
In 1991, Keith, together with his business partner, founded Midland Loan
Services which became one of the nation's largest servicers of commercial
Throughout his life, Keith loved sports, especially golf. He made time
to play regularly enjoying the outdoors and the fellowship of his friends,
but most of all he loved spending time with his family. He was a devoted
husband, father, and grandfather. He will be incredibly missed but never
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Keith Weber to
Saint Luke's Hospital Foundation for Oncology Research, 4225 Baltimore
Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64111. Share a memory, sign an online guestbook,
or express your condolences at www.overlandparkchapel.com