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Darrius Fant

May 14, 1991 - Nov 18, 2023

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Kansas City , MO

Darrius was born May 14,1991 in Kansas City Kansas to Pamela Miner & Robin Fant. Darrius graduated from Wyandotte high school in 2009 and continued his education at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance working on aircraft. Darrius was always working hard to care for his family, accomplishing many great things in his life. Darrius gave his life to Christ on September 2nd, 2007. Darrius was blessed with 6 children. He enjoyed living life, spending time with his loved ones constantly smiling,...Read More

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Terry Cranston

Mar 27, 1939 - Feb 18, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

Terry Cranston, 84, passed away on February 18, 2024 at Kansas City Hospice House after a long illness. Terry was born in Vinton, Iowa on March 27, 1939 to Robert and Irene Cranston of Van Horne, Iowa. He was a big brother to Tom and Holly, and he cherished that role. When he was in the fifth grade the family moved to Atkins, Iowa. Terry missed Van Horne and always considered it his home. Terry spent his teenage years helping his beloved uncles on their Van Horne farms. His Uncle Heinie taught him everything he needed to know about mechanics, and he used that knowledge throughout his life. If you needed something fixed, all you had to do was call Terry. Terry graduated from Atkins High School in 1957 and married the love of his like, Patty Cantwell, on August 22, 1959. They welcomed Rod, Lorri and Lissa into their family and made their home is Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Terry began his electronics career in 1959 at Collin’s Radio Company and later moved to Turner Microphone as the Regional Sales Manager. He had the opportunity to participate in the Think Tank in Chicago, where they were developing the use of microphones in McDonald’s drive throughs. In 1976, the family moved to Overland Park, Kansas, where he assumed the role of Regional Sales Manager for Midland Radio Company. He made many friends throughout the United States. In 1980, Terry became the Special Markets Sales Representative for Zenith Distributing, where he marketed televisions to hotels and hospitals. In 1991, Terry and Patty moved to acreage in Bucyrus, Kansas, where they lived for 30 years. His lifelong dream of living in the country was finally fulfilled. He spent many years collecting and restoring gardens tractors and a Farmall B tractor. Due to his declining health, Terry and Patty moved back to Overland Park in 2020 to be closer to family. Terry is survived by his wife of 64 years, Patty; children, Rod (Michelle) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Lorri Jackson (Dave) of Overland Park, Kansas and Lissa Hundelt (Chris) of Overland Park, Kansas; his three grandchildren, Madison Abercrombie (Dustin), Lukas Shearer (Jessica) and Jordan Shearer (Levi); two great grandsons, Jaxon and Hudson and bonus great granddaughter, Layna, and a sweet baby girl to be born in June; step grandchildren, Carter Richardson, Cameron, Bailey and Caleb Hundelt. Terry is also survived by his brother, Tom (Becky); brother-in-law, DeWayne Gefaller; sisters-in-law, Mary Jean Tecklenburg and Ellen Stevens; special cousin, Jean Kubu; along with many nieces and nephews. Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Irene Cranston; his father and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Della Cantwell; sister, Holly Gefaller; nephews, Todd Gefaller and Paul Noeller; sisters-in law, Marjorie Vomhof and Shirley Miller; brothers-in-law, Duane Tecklenburg, Donald Stevens, Lyle Miller and Ervine Vomhof. The family would like to thank the staff of Overland Park Regional Hospital and the Kansas City Hospice House for the excellent care during his final days. A visitation for Terry will be held Friday, March 8, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204. A private family memorial service will follow the visitation.

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Patsy L. Woodside (Martin)

Aug 16, 1945 - Feb 19, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

Mrs. Patsy L. Woodside (Martin), 78, died surrounded by family on, February 19, 2024. Patsy was born on August 16, 1945 in Senath, Missouri to John and Louise Martin. Patsy had an active childhood, filled with her siblings, Eddie, Shirley, Carol, Johnny, and Tony. As a family they farmed, share-cropped, went to school, and helped neighbors when the harvest was ready. They were in fact, mid-century cotton pickers. In 1961, Patsy married Udell McElvoy and moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where they both pursued careers within manufacturing industries. The couple welcomed a son, Kevin U. McElvoy in 1963, and a daughter Kimberly (McElvoy) DeGeorge in 1967. After many struggles the couple divorced in 1971. In 1972, Patsy started dating Richard Woodside. Richard had two daughters of his own, Tina and Becky. Patsy and Richard married on February 24, 1973 in a small ceremony surrounded by family and friends. The new extended family happily welcomed a new daughter, Kelly (Woodside) Rose in the summer of 1976. Patsy pursued many hobbies over her lifetime. She was a league bowler and an excellent pitcher for the company softball team. She was a good cook/baker, and took pride in her home. She worked many career paths from farming as a child, to Ford Cafeteria worker, making dog food bags, to inspecting the small parts that comprise nuclear weapon systems, helping to provide for our nation's defense. In her later years, Patsy dedicated herself to her husband, Richard; her son and daughters, and the subsequent grandchildren and great-grandchildren. With many lake boat rides, and tons of fishing, and many cool nights on the porch, just being together. Patsy is preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings. Her son Kevin McElvoy passed away in 2002, and her grandson, C. Samuel Montgomery passed away in 1991. Patsy is survived by Kelly Rose and Jonathan Schneider, daughter and partner. Their combined children include Cody Murphy, Matthew Rose, Austin Rose, Jayce Rose, Kathleen Schneider, Lorelei Schneider, Gabriella Schneider, and Mason Schneider. Within this branch, Patsy has two great-grandchildren, Cora and Kayden Murphy. Patsy is also survived by her eldest daughter, Kimberly DeGeorge (McElvoy) and husband Paul DeGeorge Jr. and their combined children Andrew Montgomery, Nick Montgomery, Anthony DeGeorge, Nicole DeGeorge Covey, along with her husband Mark Covey. And Patsy's great-grandchildren Annabella, Chloe, Keaton, Blair, and Clyde. Patsy has two step-daughters Tina and Tim Pike, and Rebecca and Sam Hoskin, and their wonderful children and grandchildren. Patsy has many nieces, nephews, and other close friends who mourn her passing. The family would like to thank the dedicated staffs of Ascend Hospice Service, KU Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital. Patsy was a supporter of St. Jude's Hospital, the wonderful works done by the ASPCA, and the Wounded Warrior Programs. A visitation for Pat will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 1 to 4 pm at McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 Northeast Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO 64119.

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Clara A. Reyes

Aug 01, 1937 - Feb 17, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

In Loving Memory of Clara A. Reyes (1937- 2024) Clara Reyes, the matriarch of the Reyes family and a beacon of love and strength, peacefully left this world on February 17, 2024, at 86 years old in Kansas City. Her unwavering spirit and the warmth of her generosity left an indelible mark on everyone she met. Born into a family rich in cultural heritage and values, Clara embodied compassion and community. A proud mother, aunt, and friend, she nurtured those around her with an unconditional love that will continue to resonate through the lives of many. Clara is revered for founding the bilingual Dos Mundos Newspaper in 1981. It serves as a vital link between Hispanic culture and the broader Kansas City population, breaking down cultural barriers and championing the cause of equality. Clara's passion for her work was paralleled only by her commitment to advocacy, evidenced by her role as a founding member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, MANA, and many other community groups. She tirelessly sought to amplify women's voices in business and politics. She continued to address the needs of Latinos in the area through Reyes Media Group, which operates 3 Spanish-language radio stations in Kansas City today. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel A. Reyes, and is survived by her beloved daughter, Diana Reyes-Raymer; her son, Edward Reyes; daughter-in-law, Susie Reyes; granddaughters, Veronica Acuna, Cynthia, Amanda, and Angela Raymer, as well as, Kate, Kylie Reyes; grandson, Alex Raymer; and a close-knit circle of extended family and dear friends who will forever cherish her memory. Clara's family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. Her legacy of kindness and her zest for life will never be forgotten. Let us honor Clara's memory by carrying on her legacy of love, passion, and service. Let us continue to champion the causes she held dear and strive towards a world of equality, understanding, and compassion. Your memory will always be a guiding light for those lucky enough to know you. Thank you for everything, Clara. May we all strive to leave such a profound impact on our communities and the world around us. A visitation for Clara will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11300 W. 103rd St, Overland Park, KS 66214, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.

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Elizabeth "Lisa" Lopez-Galvan

Oct 26, 1980 - Feb 14, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

Elizabeth “Lisa” Lopez-Galvan’s (43) life was tragically taken in a senseless act of violence on February 14, 2024 in Kansas City, MO while celebrating her beloved Kansas City Chiefs at the Super Bowl rally. Born in Kansas City to Heriberto and Ana Margot Lopez, she grew up in the Westside neighborhood and remained a devoted resident of the Kansas City area throughout her life. Lisa is survived by her cherished husband, Mike Galvan; her children, Marc (22) and Adriana (19); stepdaughter, Tiffany Bañuelos (Gerardo); and grandchildren, Raquel, Julian, Anai, and Reign. She also leaves behind her parents; siblings, Beto (Venessa) Lopez, Luther (Denise) Lopez, and Carmen (Marcos) Lopez Murguia; along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, godchildren, and many cousins and loved ones. She attended Our Lady of Angels Grade School and graduated from Bishop Miege High School, remaining an active supporter of her alma mater's sports and fundraising activities. Lisa dedicated 14 years to the Roeland Park Police Department before transitioning to a career in Talent Acquisition and Placement, where she passionately connected job seekers with opportunities, reflecting her commitment to helping others. Coming from a family with a deep musical tradition, Lisa carried on the legacy as "DJ Lisa G," a sought-after presence at various events including quinceañeras, weddings, graduations, and parties across the metro area. She hosted the “Taste of Tejano” music night on KKFI radio and made numerous guest appearances on other shows. Known as everyone's biggest cheerleader, Lisa volunteered her time extensively across the city, supporting community events such as the Folly Theater's Hispanic Heritage Month performance and serving as a volunteer board member for the Fiesta Hispana. She generously offered her DJ services for events like the American Legion's Annual Scholarship Dance, the Bishop Miege auction, and Guadalupe Center's Club KC to support youth summer programs. Lisa's vibrant personality illuminated every room she entered, always bringing laughter and forging new friendships. Her legacy as a beacon of joy will continue through her music and humor. She was a bright light that will continue to shine upon us forever. Services to honor Lisa are as follows: Visitation will be on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Redemptorist Catholic Church, 3333 Broadway Boulevard, Kansas City, MO. Rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by visitation from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Redemptorist Catholic Church.

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Dennis A Petri

Jun 12, 1947 - Feb 16, 2024

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North Kansas City, MO

Mr. Dennis A Petri, 76, died peacefully on February 16, 2024. Dennis was born on June 12, 1947, in Portland, Oregon to Earl Allen Petri and Margaret Ruth Petri-Tennis. He graduated from Meredosia High School in Meredosia, Illinois in 1966. Dennis married Christine Cockrum, whom he met in the summer of 1969 at a local swimming hole, in 1970. Shortly after being married, the couple welcomed their only child, Heather Lea, into their home. Heather remembers him as a kind and loving father. Dennis was accomplished at woodworking, gardening, and remodeling. He was a generous, loving, and committed individual who loved gardening, the Kansas City Chiefs, and was passionate about his family. Dennis was preceded in death by his brothers, Johnnie Petri and Ronnie Petri, and his sisters Peggy Atkinson, Rita Rausch, Fonda McClean, Ruth Hall, and Sarah Johnson. Dennis is survived by his wife Christine Petri; daughter Heather Brown and her husband Devin Brown; granddaughter Kylea Morre and husband Greg Moore; grandson Logan Tyler and partner Selena Papaconstantinou; granddaughter Grace Brown; great granddaughters Hadley and Ember Moore; and sister Pam Rausch and partner Mark Staton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, support.woundedwarriorproject.org, or the Honor Flight Organization, honorflight.org. The family would like to thank the North Kansas City Hospital staff for their dedication and care.

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Annetta Victoria Hellums

Oct 04, 1953 - Feb 20, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

Annetta Victoria Hellums, age 70, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

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Mary Geraldine White

Feb 28, 1937 - Feb 17, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

Funeral Services for Mary Geraldine “Geri” White have been scheduled for Friday, February 23, 2024 at St. Therese Catholic Church 7207 N.W. Highway 9 Kansas City, MO. A Visitation will be held from 10:00 -10:45 a.m., followed with a Eulogy. The Mass of Christian Burial will commence at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Randy Sly presiding. Burial will immediately follow at Resurrection North Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or Parkinson’s Foundation. Memories of Geri and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com Mary Geraldine “Geri” White, 86, of Kansas City, MO earned her angel wings after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Saturday February 17, 2024, with her loving family by her side. She was born February 28, 1937 to Curtis Lee and Bertha (Hart) Matthews in St. Louis, MO. Geri graduated from McKinley High School in St. Louis, MO. She met the love of her life, Richard “Pat” White, while working together as teenagers at Miss Hullings Cafeteria. They were united in marriage on May 31, 1956, and soon after started their family. They later moved to Kansas City, MO in 1974. Geri was very devoted to her faith and family. She was a longtime member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Parkville, MO. She was involved in many circles including prayer groups, the intercessory prayer chain, and volunteering at St Vincent de Paul food pantry and St. Therese School. She was also a member of the Red Hats Society. Geri had many interests and hobbies but especially enjoyed traveling the world with family and friends, playing cards for countless hours, and square dancing with Pat. More than anything, Geri loved being a wife, mother, nana, and friend, and she always made the time spent together feel special. She found the beauty in everyone and everything. Geri is survived by her five children: Richard Patrick “Rick” White, Jr. and wife Tina; Donald Joseph White and wife, Janice; Robyn Suzanne McMichael and husband Mark; Susan Marie Quarles; and Tracy Anne White and wife, Kristyn; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Pat White, both parents, her brother, Dallas Matthews and her sister, Carol Humes. The family wishes to thank Ascend Hospice and Burlington Creek Senior Living staff for their loving care and support for our Mom.

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Arlene Susan Worth

Aug 09, 1944 - Feb 19, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

"Obituary to follow Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Rose Hill Cemetery, 6900 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64131. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The American Diabetes Association."

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Louise Simpkins

Feb 17, 1937 - Feb 17, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

Life Reflections Pending. To to the family or in memory of Louise Simpkins, please

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Cornelius Brown

Jan 26, 2024 - Feb 11, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

Infant Cornelius Brown was born on January 26th, 2024 to Synquez Brown and Travis Bray in Kansas City, Mo. Cornelius passed on February 11th, 2024. Cornelius is preceded in death by his grandfather Wilbert Brown. He leaves to cherish his memory: Mother, Synquez Brown, Grandmother Sonya Brown and Great-Grandfather Clim Curry. May the baby angels watch over his soul! To to the family or in memory of Cornelius Brown, please

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