Jackie Neal Liebhart, 69, of Brookfield, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Jackie Neal Liebhart, 69, of Brookfield, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Jackie was born March 13, 1939, at the family home in New Boston, to Herman and Etta (Monroe) Liebhart. On June 10, 1962, he married Scharlotte Joyce Guthrie. He attended school at Shelby, then graduated from Brookfield High School with the Class of ’57. Jackie was a graduate of Truman State University in Kirksville and the University of Missouri in Columbia. For many years, Jackie worked as an accountant for the Lewistown Bank, then transferred to the Production Credit Association in Brookfield. Following his employment a PCA, he worked as an auditor for banks within a five-state region. Jackie completed his years of employment by working as human resources director at Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, retiring in 2005.
Contributing to the community where he lived was a high priority for Jackie. Having been an active member in 4-H as a child, he was dedicated to being active on the Linn County 4-H Fair Board where he served as an officer for a number of years. He served as president of the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, president of Missouri Human Resources Association and president of Brookfield Rotary Club. Jackie served on the board of directors for the North Central YMCA in Brookfield, the advisory board for the Brookfield Area Career Center and the Order of Rainbow for Girls Board. He was a member of the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission and the Brookfield Elks Lodge. His community involvement extended to participating in the local Leadership Group, the Masonic Lodge, the Order of Eastern Star and the Grand Cross of Color. He was also named a “Rainbow Dad.” He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Brookfield and served as Sunday school superintendent for many years.
Survivors are his wife, Scharlotte of the home; great-niece, Tyfani Hulse, of West Point, New York; great-nephew, Tanner Gordon, of Palmyra; nieces, Kym (Ed) Hulse, of Monroe City, and Lorie Ervie, Brookfield; nephews, Kyndal (Shana) Gordon, of Palmyra, and David Liebhart, of Brookfield; brother, Ronnie (Beverly) Liebhart, of Brookfield; sister-in-la, Scharlyne (Melvin) Gordon, of Hannibal; and many cousins. Additional survivors are special family, Robin and Dee Robertson, of Palmyra, and Ray and Mary Hazelrigg, of Columbia.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Herman and Etta Liebhart, and his parents-in-law, Charles and Paulyne Guthrie.
A funeral service will be Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Brookfield with Rev. Bill Kennedy officiating. Visitation will begin Thursday at 1 p.m. at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield, and the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. An Elks Session of Sorrow will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a Masonic Service. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Brookfield.
Memorials to the Jack Liebhart Memorial Scholarship Fund may be left at or mailed to Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO, 64628.