NU Online News Service, Nov. 9, 2004, 7:04 p.m. EST
The head of a Midwestern life insurance dynasty has passed away.[@@]
Joseph Bixby, chairman of Kansas City Life Insurance Company, Kansas City, Mo., died Monday, the company says.
Bixby, who was 79, was the grandson of J.B. Reynolds, who served as president of Kansas City Life from 1904 to 1937.
Joseph Bixby’s father, W.E. Bixby Sr., was president of Kansas City Life from 1939 to 1964, and Bixby’s nephew, R. Philip Bixby, is the current president of Kansas City Life.