Our Obituaries

Robert R. Soderberg

June 3, 1927 - January 27, 2018


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Rigoberto J. Vaca

April 12, 1941 - January 25, 2018

Rigoberto Vaca, 76 of KCMO, died on January 25, 2018. Visitation will be held 5-7 pm and Rosary at 7 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd, KCMO. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 am on Wed at Redemptorist Catholic Church, 3333 Broadway, KCMO. A gathering will be held in Drexel Hall at KC Irish Center, 19 W. Linwood, KCMO, following the committal...
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Robert C. Gonzales

July 20, 1924 - January 22, 2018

ROBERT GONZALESRobert Gonzales 93 of KCMO passed away January 22, 2018 at home. Robert was born July 20, 1924 in Argentine, KS to Max and Ramona (Chasco) Gonzales.Robert was a loving husband, father and grandfather, great- grandfather and great-great grandfather. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad for 40 years as a forklift driver and store room clerk.Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00am Tuesday...
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Mary Grace Garcia

October 18, 1954 - January 16, 2018

Mary Grace Garcia, age 63, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Tuesday January 16, 2018.A visitation with rosary at 7:00 pm for Mary will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown, 20 West Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe...
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Dustin P. Williams

August 26, 1974 - January 16, 2018

Dustin Patrick Williams was born on August 26, 1974. From that day forward he lived his life to the fullest! He pursued many passions throughout his life which included remodeling his homes. Most of which he did himself. If he didn't know how to do something...He figured it out...one way or another! He loved the theatre. He and his life-long partner, Richard, took in many shows and...
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Pilar Panuco

October 12, 1932 - January 15, 2018

Pilar Panuco, 85, of Kansas City, MO, passed away at home on January 15, 2018. Visitation will be held 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, 901 Cesar Chavez, KCMO, with Mass of Christian Burial following at 10:00 a.m. Online condolences may be offered at www.mcgilleymidtownchapel.com. Pilar was preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Carmen Panuco; three sisters...
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Kevin A. GLUECK

August 14, 1956 - January 14, 2018


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Gloria Joann Tinoco

June 20, 1955 - January 12, 2018

Gloria "Glo" Tinoco, 62, passed away on January 12, 2018. Gloria was born on June 20, 1955, in KCMO. Gloria is proceeded in death by her mother, Angelina "Halo"; and brothers, Albert Jr. (Cynthia) & Michael. Gloria is survived by her special friend, Marie; daughter, Michelle; grandchildren, Isabella & Anthony "Tony"; father, Albert Sr. "Tic-Toc"; siblings Daniel (Lucy), Rosie, David (Sonia), Tina...
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Joseph J. Cervantes

January 1, 1950 - January 8, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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JoAnne Hamilton

July 29, 1928 - December 31, 2017

JoAnne Frances Hamilton, or "Joanie" as she was affectionately known, died on December 31, 2017, at the age of 89.She was born on July 29, 1928 to J. Frank and Josephine Hudson in Kansas City. She attended Sunset Hill School; Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York; and the University of Kansas. At KU, she joined the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity, where she developed many lifelong friendships. In...
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William E. Holmes

January 9, 1920 - December 30, 2017

William E. Holmes, 97, died in his sleep on Saturday Evening, December 30, 2017 at Garden Terrace, Overland Park, KS. Funeral services will be on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd. KCMO 64111, with visitation at 9:30a.m. prior to service. Burial will follow in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS.Mr. Holmes was born on January 9, 1920...
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Gregory Duran

September 9, 1957 - December 24, 2017

Gregory Duran age 60, KCMO passed away December 24, 2017. Funeral services will be 11am Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Sheffield Family Life Center, 5700 Winner Rd., Kansas City, MO 64127 with visitation before service at 10am. Burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.Gregory is survived by parents, Felix, Sr. and Helen Duran, Siblings, Felix, Jr., Diana, Anna, Yolanda and...
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Esther Delgado-Rocha

August 7, 1921 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Molly P. Bean

December 12, 1921 - December 20, 2017

Molly Phelps Bean, 96, of Kansas City, MO peacefully died December 20, 2017 at home and surrounded by family. Molly was born in Springfield, MO on December 12, 1921 to Margaret and Richard Phelps, former Assistant US Attorney and former Jackson County prosecuting attorney. Molly graduated from Westport High School and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. During the war, Molly...
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Camille Gamon

July 16, 1949 - December 18, 2017

Camille Gamon, age 68, Olathe, KS, peacefully passed into eternity Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6:46 pm while in residence at Villa St. Francis. Visitation will be Friday morning December 22 at St. Pius X Catholic Church 5500 Woodson Rd, Mission, KS at 9:00 am immediately followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas...
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Jesse Quijas

August 15, 1925 - December 14, 2017

Jesse A. Quijas, 92, of Missouri Veterans' Home, Warrensburg, MO, went to his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Jesse was a loving and devoted brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born August 15, 1925 to Amalia and Lucas Quijas in Kansas City, KS. He attended Bishop Ward High School. He served in the US Navy aboard the carrier USS Steamer Bay...
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Paul Escareno

June 8, 1945 - December 12, 2017

Paul Escareno passed away at the home on Dec. 12, 2017. He was born June 8, 1945 in Kansas City, MO to Margaret and Bruno Escareno. Four brothers preceded him in death, Anthony, Benjamin, Manual and Jesse. He was also preceded in death by son, Victor Fuentes, and by daughter, Alicia Escareno. He is survived by brother, Jose Escareno (Micaela); sister, Guadalupe Oropeza; Ms. Dottie Griffen,...
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Norah Tancredi

October 4, 1934 - December 11, 2017

Norah Tancredi, 83, passed away on December 11, 2017.Norah was born October 4, 1934, in Willliamstown, County Galway, Ireland. She was the youngest daughter born to the marriage of James Kearney and Mary (Nestor) Kearney. She had 9 brothers and 2 sisters.Norah was very young when her mother died. And, it is believed that the last tear she ever cried was in mourning that loss. Since then, she...
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Joe Larry Leonard

December 4, 1948 - December 9, 2017

Joe L. Leonard, long-time resident of Kansas City, MO, passed December 9, 2017 at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Pat; his four children, Marchai Ashley, Larry, Tamara, and Aarika Leonard; and his sisters, Marilyn Weaver and Candie Caldwell. He also leaves behind a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews; aunt, Fannie Mae Galloway; and extended family. He was preceded by...
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Kail R. Sagehorn

October 31, 1958 - December 5, 2017

KAIL R. SAGEHORN Kail R. Sagehorn, 59 of Kansas City, MO died Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Kail was diagnosed with cancer this summer and was fighting valiantly when he died unexpectedly. A Celebration of Kail's Life will be announced after the first of the year. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to the R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, One H & R Bloch Way, Kansas City, MO 64105 ...
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Janice F. Frank

May 17, 1927 - November 30, 2017

Janice F. Frank, 90 of KCMO, passed away on Nov. 30, 2017 at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was born on May 17, 1927 in Memphis, TN. She is survived by her sons, Paul (Patty) and James; daughter, Deborah (Tom); brother, Robert Crenshaw; sister, Sue Shanklin; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held in Park Lawn Cemetery. The family requests that...
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Mark Anthony Lopez

June 18, 1976 - November 28, 2017

Mark Lopez, age 41 of Kansas City, MO, passed away suddenly on Nov. 28, 2017 in Overland Park, KS. He is survived by his wife, Vanessa; three children, Mahalia, Vincent, and Yasmine; his beloved parents, Miguel and Teresa Lopez; siblings, Michael and Angela; and many nieces and nephews. Mark, you will be missed by all.Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4th at McGilley Midtown...
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John C. Medina

September 21, 1960 - November 17, 2017

Our loving brother, son, father and friend, John, passed away on Nov 17, 2017 in Freeman, MO. He was 57 years old. He graduated from Avila College and through a friend landed his first job as a surveyor where he could work in the outdoors. He then moved on for 3 stints at Sprint in their business QA division at the Overland Park, KS campus and ending at the NOC Center. He lived in Fairway, KS...
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Richard Eugene MCGONIGLE

July 24, 1932 - November 5, 2017

Richard E. McGonigle, age 85, of Kansas City, MO died Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his home. A Celebration of Life Festival will be held Friday, November 17 from 5 to 7 pm at the McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO. The family suggests contributions to the Kansas City Zoo in memory of Richard E. McGonigle. Richard was born July 24, 1932 in Kansas City, MO to John and...
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Theodore M. Geer

October 26, 1947 - November 5, 2017

Theodore Michael Geer, 70, passed away peacefully in his sleep November 5, 2017. Ted was born October 26, 1947 in Kansas City, MO to Ted Geer and Jennie Lee (Ross) Geer who preceded him in death, as well as his brother, Tommy Geer.Ted was a graduate of Emporia State University and devoted most of his life and career to the care and teaching of special needs children. He retired from his life's...
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William A. Tate

March 1, 1922 - October 31, 2017

WILLIAM A. "BILL" TATE JRObituary Bill Tate passed away Tuesday October 31st at Morningside Place in Overland Park, KS due to complications from a recent fall. He was 95. Bill was born in Wentworth, MO. He lived in Kansas City, MO most of his life and was a graduate of Central HS. Bill grew up around music and learned to play the piano. As a result, he was drawn to the live music scene in KC...
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Thomas Allen McDonald

February 13, 1921 - October 30, 2017

Thomas A. McDonald, 96 of Leawood, KS, passed away on October 30, 2017. Services will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Redemptorist Church, 3333 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111, with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. followed by a memorial mass at 9:30 a.m. Tom was born on February 13, 1921 in Lexington, Missouri, the son of Thomas McDonald and Nina Chanslor McDonald Bartles. He...
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Larry E. Hernandez

August 26, 1949 - October 27, 2017

Larry E. Hernandez, Sr., 68 of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully on Friday, October 27, 2017 surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Larry's life will be 2-6 pm Thursday, November 2, 2016 at Drexel Hall in the Kansas City Irish Cultural Center, 19 W. Linwood Blvd., KCMO. You may park at McGilley Midtown Chapel across the street. Larry was born August 26, 1949 in Kansas City, MO to David...
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Frances Kamphaus Dingwerth

May 30, 1932 - October 26, 2017

Frances Kamphaus Dingwerth, 85 of Lenexa, KS died Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Trinity Nursing and Rehab, Merriam. KS. Graveside services are planned for 11:00 am, Monday, November 6, 2017 in Leavenworth National Cemetery. The family request contributions to the Alzheimers Association. Frances was born May 30, 1932 in Adel, GA to Daniel J. and Susie Mae (Newton) Bennett. She was a telephone...
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Erroll M. Kamman

November 7, 1921 - October 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Laura R. Hockaday

June 25, 1938 - October 24, 2017

Laura Rollins Hockaday, 79, passed away on October 24, 2017 with close family members at her side.Laura graduated from New York's Finch College and pursued a distinguished career in journalism at The Kansas City Star. Over the course of her career she covered women's news and served as Travel Editor. Asked to transition to Society Editor she agreed only if she was permitted to define "society."...
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Naomi J. Anderson

December 27, 1919 - October 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Vera Murillo

March 16, 1926 - October 18, 2017

Elvira "Vera" Murillo, 91 of Kansas City, MO was called by the Lord God to be reunited with family in Heaven on October 18, 2017. Vera was born March 16, 1926 to Jose Jesus Murillo and Maria Belen Castaneda in Emporia, KS. Vera attended Sacred Heart Grade School and Emporia High School and graduated from Argentine High School in 1945. Vera worked at St. Joseph's Hospital in the ICU for 44 years,...
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Esther LIST

June 1, 1930 - October 15, 2017

Esther List, 87 of Kansas City, KS, entered the peace of Heaven on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at KU Medical Center. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Thurs, October 19 at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd, KCMO, where the Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20 at All Saints Catholic Church, 8th & Vermont, Kansas City, KS, with burial...
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Catherine DANIELS

May 9, 1947 - October 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Alice Hernandez

May 31, 1931 - October 10, 2017

ALICE ROBLES GANDARA MARTINEZ Alice Robles Gandara Martinez, 86 of Kansas City, MO entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospice House surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Northland Abundant Life Church, 7700 N. Church Road, Kansas City, MO. Burial will follow in White Chapel Cemetery, 6600 N.E, Antioch Road,...
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Isabelle Troncoso

July 11, 1931 - October 5, 2017

Isabelle Troncoso, 86 of Versailles, MO (formerly of KCMO) passed away on Thurs, Oct. 5, 2017 at Good Shepherd Care Center of Versailles, MO. Visitation will be held 5-6:30 pm on Tues Oct. 10th at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd, KCMO, with Rosary at 6:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wed. Oct. 11th at Sacred Heart Church, 2544 Madison, KCMO, with burial to...
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Mary Margaret Long

February 19, 1928 - October 3, 2017

MARY MARGARET LONGMary Margaret Long (nee Hull), 89, passed away on October 3, 2017. Mary was born on February 19, 1928 in Crystal Lake, IL, to Margaret Gallagher Hull and Phillip Hull. She attended nursing school at the University of Minnesota. While working as head nurse in the cardiac unit at The University of Chicago, she met the love of her life and future husband, Edwin T. Long, MD. They...
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JoAnn D'Anna Greer

October 28, 1929 - September 24, 2017

JoAnn D'Anna Greer was born October 28, 1929 the day before the great stock market crash to Frank D'Anna and Mary (Gallucci) D'Anna. They had six children and JoAnn was the youngest. JoAnn went to school at St Aloysius. The family owned the first drive-in restaurants in Kansas City, D'Anna's drive-in at 31st and Van Brunt, where JoAnn started a long career in the restaurant...
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Josephine Guzman

November 24, 1924 - September 24, 2017

JOSEPHINE "JOSEFINA" GUZMANJosefina Guzman, 92 of Kansas City, MO, died September 24, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 10017 E. 36th Terrace, Independence, MO. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017 at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd.,...
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Donald Matthew Hale

October 21, 1946 - September 22, 2017

Donald Matthew Hale, age 70 passed away peacefully at home September 21, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo. Born October 21, 1946, Matt was a lifelong Kansas Citian, graduating from Westport High School in 1965. He proudly served in the United States Navy and Naval reserves from 1966 to 1972. Matt joined his father in the family business as a landlord in midtown Kansas City, previously having worked in...
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Lorene E. Anderson

May 11, 1918 - September 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Clementina Garcia

November 20, 1922 - September 17, 2017

CLEMENTINA PACHECO GARCIA Clementina Pacheco Garcia, 94 of Kansas City, MO died Sunday, September 17, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, 901 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Kansas City, MO. Burial will be in Forest Hill\Calvary Cemetery, 6901 Troost. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Friday at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd.,...
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Michael P. Valenti

June 20, 1957 - September 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Steven A. Glorioso

March 27, 1947 - September 15, 2017

Steven Anthony Glorioso passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2017 after a brief illness. Steve was born March 27th, 1947, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Joe Glorioso and his wife Carmelina. Steve grew up in Gladstone Missouri, graduating from St. Pius X High School. Steve attended St. Benedict College and received his bachelor's degree from Villanova University in Philadelphia. Following a...
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Carol Ann Valdivia

October 24, 1946 - September 12, 2017

CAROL (CONLEY) VALDIVIACarol Ann Valdivia, 71, of Kansas City, passed away September 12, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas, surrounded by Family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Redemptorist Fathers - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Saturday, September 16 at 9:30 am. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be at McGilley Midtown Chapel on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Rosary...
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Mario R. Reyes

December 12, 1956 - September 11, 2017

Mario R. Reyes, Sr., 60, Kansas City, MO, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017. Mario was born on December 12, 1956 to Jose and Francisca Reyes, who preceded him in death. He was a proud lifetime resident of Kansas City's West Side. He attended Lillis High School and worked in the printing business for over 20 years. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Mollie, three children Christina (Rod)...
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Feliciano Coronado

November 3, 1917 - September 9, 2017

Feliciano "Chano" Coronado began life on Nov 3, 1917 on a ranch in Guachinango, Mexico. His life's journey brought him to Kansas City where as a master craftsman he built a better life for his family. His journey was completed on the morning of Sept 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guadalupe and Leopoldo; brothers, Salvador and Candelario; spouse, Celia; son, Leopoldo; and...
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Rita Hansen

August 4, 1928 - September 5, 2017

Rita Hansen, 89 passed away on September 5, 2017 in Melbourne, FL. Rita was born in Kansas City, MO. The Memorial Mass will be 9:30 am Wednesday, October 11 at Redemptorist Fathers Catholic Church, 3333 Broadway, Kansas City, MO. Rita was the daughter of Sara and Salvador Chagoyan. She was preceded in death by her sister, Sara Chagoyan and husbands Oswald Hansen and Lester Gregory. She is...
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Janet R. KIRCHNER

August 20, 1939 - September 4, 2017

Janet R. Kirchner, 78 of Kansas City, MO died September 4, 2017 at Redwood of Raymore Care Center. A Celebration of Janet's Life will be 3:00 pm Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7500 Oak, KCMO. Visitation will be 2:30 pm until the service at the church. Janet was born August 20, 1939 in Des Moines, Iowa to Alfred W. and Doris (Austin) Johnson. Janet is survived by three...
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Hortensia Nava Botello

August 15, 1924 - September 4, 2017

Hortensia Nava Botello, 93, passed away peacefully on Labor Day, September 4th, 2017. She was born on August 15th, 1924 in San Antonio, Texas to Santiago and Gregoria (Morales) Nava. She started work at a young age during The Great Depression as a self-employed vendor at neighborhood fiestas. She also labored as a farm worker in the grape vineyards in California. Earning the job as a teen,...
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Porfirio Raya

June 26, 1960 - August 23, 2017

Porfirio Raya, Sr., 57, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on August 23, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ramona (Ramirez); father, Clemente Sr.; sister, Catalina; brother, Joseph; and niece, Olivia.Porfirio was educated in Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from Bishop Lillis High School. He later served in the United States Navy and received his...
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Martha Solis HERNANDEZ

July 29, 1927 - August 20, 2017

Martha S. Hernandez, 90, of Lee's Summit, Mo died August 20, 2017 in Mexico while on vacation visiting family. Mass of Christina Burial will be 9:00 am Friday, September 1, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help/Redemptorist Fathers Catholic Church, 3333 Broadway, KCMO. Burial to follow in Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the McGilley Midtown...
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Lynn B. JACKSON

September 18, 1934 - August 17, 2017

"And God shall wipe all the tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying neither anymore pain." Revelations 21:4A TIME TO BE BORN: Ecclesiastes 3:2Lynn B. Jackson Sr., was born to Archie Jackson and Walker T. (Kellie Wauketee) Davenport in Waterloo Lauderdale, Alabama on Sep 18, 1934. Lynn's mother died very young. Lynn was 3 years old. His mother's oldest...
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David B. Kalar

October 7, 1953 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Kristina Marie LOHMEYER

February 15, 1956 - August 13, 2017

Kristina Marie Muehlberger Lohmeyer, 61 of Roeland Park, passed away on Aug. 13, 2017 at her home. Visitation will be held 6-8:30 p.m. on Wed, Aug 16 at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood, KCMO. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Guardian Angels Church, 1310 Westport Rd, KCMO, with burial to follow in Forest Hill-Calvary Cemetery, 6901 Troost, KCMO. In lieu of...
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Preston L. Bonds

October 31, 1947 - July 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Yvonne S. Harrington

January 11, 1922 - July 29, 2017

Yvonne S. Harrington, 95, of Leawood, KS died Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Sunrise of Leawood. Catholic funeral rites will be 11:00 am Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 10-11 am at the chapel. The family requests contributions to the University of St. Mary, Alumni Office, 4100 S. Fourth Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048...
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John R. Lillis

September 10, 1934 - July 26, 2017

John R. Lillis, III age 82, passed away June 26, 2017 at the Veteran's Home in Warrensburg, MO. John was born on September 10, 1934 to John R. Jr. and Mary Edith (McGee) Lillis. Once John completed high school at De La Salle he enlisted in the Navy serving through the end of the Korean War. Upon his return to Kansas City he started a career as a Job Shopper that staffed the Aero-Space industry...
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Rebecca Zuniga Rodriguez

August 27, 1924 - July 24, 2017

Rebecca Zuniga Rodriguez died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at KC Hospice House on July 24th at the age of 92. Rebecca was born on August 27, 1924 in Kansas City, Kansas to Cayetano and Librada "Mejia" Zuniga. She married Jesse G. Rodriguez on May 17, 1944, in Mitchell, NE. Over a period of 10 years, the couple welcomed 5 boys into their home. Her children will always remember her as a...
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Paula N. Alaniz

April 28, 1928 - July 19, 2017

Paula N. Alaniz, 89 of Kansas City, MO passed away in her home peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on July 19, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Monday, July 24 at St. James Catholic Church, 39th and Harrison, KCMO. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-6 pm Sunday at the McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd., KCMO, where the rosary will be...
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Angelo Diaz

December 27, 1935 - July 15, 2017

Angelo "Grandpa" Diaz, Sr. age 81, passed away July 15, 2017 at his home in Prairie Village, KS.A visitation will be 5-7pm Wednesday July 19, 2017 at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd., KCMO 64111 with a rosary prayed at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am Thursday, July 20 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, 901 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez, KCMO 64108 with burial to follow at Johnson...
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Russell Callahan

May 17, 1922 - July 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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James B. Nutter

January 23, 1928 - July 7, 2017

James B. Nutter Sr., a mortgage-lending pioneer who helped tens of thousands of families from every walk of life achieve the dream of buying their own home, passed away at his home in Kansas City on Friday, July 7.Jim was born Jan. 23, 1928, in Kansas City to Frank and Sybil Nutter. He was a child of the Great Depression, and he believed unequivocally that home ownership reinforced a person's...
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Yolanda WITT

November 10, 1951 - July 3, 2017

YOLANDA WITT Yolanda Witt of Kansas City, MO passed peacefully on Monday, July 3, 2017, at the age of 65, due to complications from cancer. A celebration of Yolanda's life will be held at 4:00 pm Monday, July 10, 2017 at Unity Temple on the Plaza (707 W. 47th St., KCMO). A brief reception will follow directly after services at Unity.Yolanda was born on November 10, 1951 in Kansas City, MO to John...
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Mark Carbajal

October 8, 1966 - July 1, 2017

Mark Carbajal, age 50, passed away in the loving presence of his family on Saturday July 1st, 2017. Mark was born in Kansas City, MO on October 8, 1966 to Guadalupe J. Carbajal and Estella (Ramirez) Carbajal. He graduated from Westport High School, class of 1984 and lived in the Midtown area of Kansas City most of his life. He was a Warehouse Manager for Foxx Equipment Company for over 20 years...
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Felisa Cacayurin De Guzman

March 29, 1932 - June 27, 2017

Felisa Cacayurin De Guzman, 85 of KCMO, passed away June 27, 2017 at Centerpoint Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at noon on Sat, July 1 at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd. KCMO, with a visitation at 10 am. Online condolences may be offered at www.mcgilleymidtownchapel.com.
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Martha Louise Hibbs

March 11, 1940 - June 26, 2017

Martha Louise Hibbs, 77 of KCMO, passed away June 26, 2017 at Research Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am Friday, June 30, 2017 at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd. KCMO. Online condolences may be sent to www.mcgilleymidtownchapel.com. Martha was born on March 11, 1940 in Kansas City to William and Eva (Froebel) Grimes. She was best described as ambitious,...
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Daniel Patrick FREY

October 25, 1957 - June 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Thomas John Walsh

August 22, 1949 - June 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Joseph William Gilbert

February 27, 1923 - June 12, 2017

Joseph William "Bill" Gilbert, Jr., 94, died on June 12, 2017 at home in Kansas City surrounded by his family. Born in Kansas City, he was the only child of Mildred Fowler Gilbert and Joseph William Gilbert, Sr. Bill joined his father in the restaurant business in 1945 at the Kansas City Municipal Airport. He and his father co-founded Gilbert-Robinson Inc. on June 8th, 1968 with partner...
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Antonio Vasquez

June 11, 1925 - June 10, 2017

ANTONIO "TONY" VASQUEZ Antonio Vasquez, 91 of Kansas City, MO died June 10, 2017 at KU Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 1310 Westport Road, KCMO. Entombment will follow in the Forest Hill/Calvary Garden Mausoleum. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Wednesday at the McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd., KCMO where...
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Frank P. Gutierrez

February 4, 1929 - June 7, 2017

FRANK P. GUTIERREZ Frank P. Gutierrez, 88 of Kansas City, MO died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Armour Oaks Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 1310 Westport Road, KCMO. Burial will follow in Forest Hill/Calvary Cemetery, 6901 Troost, KCMO with Military Honors. Visitation will be at the church from 10-11 am Tuesday. Frank...
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Robert Rivera

May 29, 1928 - June 4, 2017

Robert (Bob) Rivera, 89, Kansas City, MO, passed away at his home on June 4, 2017. Bob was born May 29, 1928 on the Westside of Kansas City, MO, the son of Ignacio and Maria Rivera. He served in the Army during the Korean War, building bridges as a Combat Engineer. When he returned, he met Consuelo Pedroza; they were married in 1956. He retired from Milgram's Retail Grocers after 34 years of...
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Antoinette Marie Hernandez

November 2, 1944 - June 3, 2017

Antonietta "Marie" Hernandez 72 of Kansas City Missouri November 2, 1944- June 3, 2017. Marie was a member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church where she dedicated many hours volunteering. She was a very devout Catholic and had passion for the rosary. Marie was a very caring, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a hard worker and an inspiration to her family. She was a very...
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Ambrose Augustine Ermine

January 27, 2017 - June 2, 2017

Ambrose Augustine Ermine, born on January 27, 2017, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2017. His fighting spirit touched many people. He is loved by his parents, sister, grandparents, and many others. The funeral Mass will take place on June 7, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, 3106 Flora Avenue in Kansas City, followed by a burial service in Resurrection Catholic...
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William B. Davis

June 7, 1920 - May 28, 2017

William B. Davis, 96, of Prairie Village, KS, passed away May 28, 2017 at his home, surroundedby his loving wife and daughters. Bill was born on June 7, 1920 in Haileyville, OK to Zack andMary (Giacomo) Davis. He graduated from Sherman High School in Goodland, KS and attendedCreighton University for two years, before enlisting in the 8th Army Air Corps during WorldWar II. Bill served as a B-17...
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Richard Cecena

February 13, 1926 - May 26, 2017

Richard Cecena, Sr., 91, of Lenexa, KS, died Friday, May 26, 2017, at Lakeview Village Health Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 2, at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 12800 W. 75th St., Shawnee, KS. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd., KCMO, where the...
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Gertrude C. Dubbert

November 15, 1924 - May 24, 2017

GERTRUDE C. DUBBERT Gertrude C. Dubbert, 92, of Kansas City, MO died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Kansas City Hospice House. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Wednesday, May 31st at Visitation Catholic Church, 5141 Main, KCMO. Burial will follow in Forest Hill/Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Tuesday, May 30th at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd., KCMO, where the...
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Tony Joe ARZOLA

March 8, 1919 - May 18, 2017

TONY JOE ARZOLATony Joe Arzola, 98 of Peculiar, MO (formerly of Kansas City), went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Visitation will be Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 6-9 pm at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be Friday, May 26, 2017 at 10:00 am at Sheffield Family Life Center, 5700 Winner Rd., Kansas City, KCMO. Burial will follow in...
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Mary L. Juarez

November 9, 1926 - May 16, 2017

MARY L. JUAREZ Mary L. Juarez, 90, Kansas City, MO. passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 with her children by her side. Visitation will be held Monday, May 22nd from 12:00 -1:00 pm at Redemptorist (Our Lady of Perpetual Help) Church, 3333 Broadway, KCMO 64111. Catholic Christian Mass to follow at 1:00 pm. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, 2201 Cleveland, KCMO 64127. In lieu of flowers, the...
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Lupe Alvarez Luna

September 27, 1926 - May 12, 2017

Lupe Alvarez Luna, 90 of Grain Valley, MO died Friday, May 12, 2017 at home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Monday, May 22, 2017 at Guardian Angels Church, 1310 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO. Burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kansas City, MOLupe was born September 27, 1926 in Kansas City, MO to Esteban and Feliciana (Mata) Alvarez. Lupe is survived by her two daughters,...
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Leonard P. Pacheco

November 6, 1925 - May 9, 2017

LEONARD "TATA" PACHECOLeonard Pacheco, 91 of Kansas City, KS died on May 9, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 15th at the McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Monday at the chapel. Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Kansas City, KS. Leonard was born November 6, 1925 in Atchison...
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Ruito Esteban

May 22, 1922 - May 4, 2017

Ruito Esteban 94, Kansas City, MO, passed away May 4, 2017, at Maplewood Care Center, Kansas City. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. with rosary at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 8, at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd., KCMO. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 5106 St. John Ave., Kansas City. Burial at Mt. Washington Cemetery. Ruito is survived by...
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Cora B. Link

September 21, 1924 - April 27, 2017

Cora Belle "Corky" Link, 92 of Independence, Missouri, passed away on April 27, 2017.A memorial service will be held at Life Christian Center, 1650 E Langsford Rd., Lee's Summit, Missouri, on Wednesday, May 3rd, at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers a contribution basket will be available to offset burial costs.Corky was born September 21, 1924 in Nevada, Missouri to Larkin Calloway Howell and...
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Betty Lorene Roeder Henson

October 24, 1924 - April 26, 2017

Betty Lorene Roeder Henson passed away on Wednesday, 26 April, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City. Her husband of 51 years, Paul H. Henson former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Sprint and long-time civic leader, died in 1997. Upon moving from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Kansas City in 1959, the Henson's became actively involved in many community activities. Betty was...
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Elizabeth S. Swartwood

December 26, 1920 - April 20, 2017

Elizabeth Swartwood, 96, of KCMO passed away April 20, 2017 at Senior Star at Villa Ventura, KCMO. Elizabeth was born December 26, 1920 in KCMO to James and Katherine (Cantwell) Shannon. She married Guy W. Swartwood. He preceded her in death September 26, 2006.Elizabeth is survived by: 4 Sons: Michael Swartwood (Cheryl), Richard Swartwood (Beverly), Bill Swartwood and David...
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Paula F. Lara

December 3, 1948 - April 12, 2017

Paula F. Lara, 68, of Kansas City, MO passed away April 12th, 2017. A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wed. April 19th at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd KCMO. The memorial service will follow at 11:00. Online condolences may be offered at www.mcgilleymidtownchapel.com Paula was born on December 3rd, 1948 in Kansas City, MO to Frank and Delores Galvan. For 25 yrs. Paula was...
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Michael S. Deuser

October 5, 1948 - April 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Elaine G. Schlozman

December 8, 1929 - March 28, 2017

Elaine G. Schlozman, born Dec. 8, 1929, was a loving mother to Chondra, Myles, Kevin, and Kathleen; grandmother to Alastair, Adam, Ghilaine, Jessica, Alina, Allen, Quinn and Casey. She was a proud card-carrying member of the ACLU and the Teachers Union. She taught English Lit with passion to many a young mind at Paseo and Lincoln. She loved intelligent conversation, good music, animals, the...
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Amelia Gonzalez Cornejo Gordillo

January 23, 1937 - March 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Paula Kae Schweiger

March 19, 1964 - March 26, 2017

Paula Kae Schweiger, 53, of Kansas City, Kan., passed away March 26, 2017, at home. Born March 19, 1964, Paula is survived by her parents, Paul and Kathleen Schweiger; brother, Mark Schweiger (Tracy Abeln); her partner in life for 37 years, Steve Dorei; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation is Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m., with a memorial service at 3 p.m., at McGilley Midtown...
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Rita Dorothy Wilcox

December 17, 1919 - March 22, 2017

Rita D. Wilcox, a resident of Villa Saint Joseph in Overland Park, died on March 22, 2017. She was 97 years old. Mrs. Wilcox is preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Colonel George W. Wilcox (USAF-Ret.); her parents, Missouri State Senator Edgar J. and Hazel Keating; two brothers and four sisters. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Katherine Stuckey, Torrance, CA; her son, John F....
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Elmer E. Williamson

June 22, 1922 - March 20, 2017

Elmer E. "Bill" Williamson, 94, passed away March 20, 2017. He was born June 22, 1922, in Ottumwa, Iowa to Albert and Mary Sellars Williamson. Bill served in the Air Force from 1942 until early 1945. He moved to Kansas City, Mo in 1946, where he lived the rest of his life. Bill worked 20 years for Campbell 66 Express retiring early in 1982 to pursue his interest in the "antiquing...
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Ralph T. Ojeda

October 29, 1958 - March 15, 2017

RALPH "TERRY" OJEDARalph "Terry" Ojeda, 58 of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully March 15, 2017 at St. Luke' Hospice House surrounded by his family and loved ones. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Sacred Heart/Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2544 Madison, KCMO. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, KCK. Visitation will be 5-8 pm Tuesday, March 21 at the McGilley...
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Carmen Marie Guerra

May 2, 1936 - March 15, 2017

Celebration of LifeCarmen Marie Guerra"Fireball"Carmen passed away peacefully in her sleep and went into that good night on March 15, 2017. Carmen was born May 2 1936 to Jesse Enriquez and Conception Sepulveda. Survivors include a brother Jesse Enriquez and a sister Trinidad Davila, three beautiful daughters, Laura Guerra Rivera, (Michael), Gloria Guerra, and Mona Lisa Murillo (Chris). Carmen had...
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Ellen Grace Shofner

January 26, 1943 - March 12, 2017

Ellen Grace Shofner, age 74, passed on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Ellen was born January 26, 1943, in Susanville, California, the daughter of Ellis Shofner and Jewell Nitti.Ellen is survived by her sisters; Leona (Ed) Coleman, Theresa Nitti, Angela Nitti and brother Tony (Staci) Nitti; Children, Phil (Jackie) Winfrey, Debbie Winfrey, Margo (Gary) Wastell, Nadine (Richard) Steffen, Audrey (Curtis)...
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Augustine Cisneros

December 23, 1920 - March 11, 2017

Augustine G. "Tino" Cisneros, 96, of Kansas City, MO, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home of 58 years. A Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at the McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd KCMO. Burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. prior to the service.Tino was born December 23, 1920 in Kansas City, MO to Julian Cisneros and Rita ...
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Phyllis Hauck Kerr

April 11, 1937 - March 7, 2017

Phyllis Hauck Kerr died peacefully surrounded by family on March 7, 2017 in Kansas City after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born on April 11, 1937 to Aloha (Graham) Crawford and Ferdinand Hauck, Phyllis was a lifelong resident of Kansas City. She attended The Barstow School where she made many of her dearest friends. She developed a love of travel as a young person when she...
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Daniel W. Rhees

October 10, 1931 - March 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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