Eblen memorial service is Sunday at Union Station

Posted August 2, 2017

A celebration of Tom Eblen’s life will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo.


Eblen died June 10 in Prairie Village after a long illness. He was a life-long journalist, serving in various capacities at the Kansas City Star and Fort Scott Tribune before becoming general manager of The University Daily Kansan student newspaper. For the past almost two decades, he served as news consultant to the Kansas Press Association.


He was recognized by the KPA as a recipient of the Clyde M. Reed Jr. Master Editor Award and in 2010 as an inductee into the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame.


Courtney Eblen McCain, said her father disliked funeral-style services.


“So we’re hosting an informal, reception-style event with scheduled speakers, photos and hopefully a lot of story-swapping,” McCain said. 


The event will be at 30 West Pershing in the Sprint Festival Plaza. Casual attire is acceptable.

"We are fortunate and appreciative that Dad’s event can be in Union Station’s fantastic venue,” McCain said. “And FYI, Dad’s celebration will not be in the same area currently occupied by Union Station’s visiting exhibit of mummies, even though Dad would have laughed at the irony."

To download his obituary, click here.