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McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown

20 West Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Anita M. Ortega

23 December, 193225 December, 2019
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Anita M. Ortega, 87 of Kansas City, MO, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 25th surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 3rd, 2020 at Redemptorist Fathers Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Terrace Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 2nd at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Redemptorist Church, 3333 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111. Condolences may be shared at www.mcgilleymidtownchapel.com. Anita was born on December 23, 1932 in Kansas City, MO to Jesus & Bonifacia Gonzales. Anita graduated from Redemptorist High School class of 1951 than married her high school sweetheart, John A. Ortega, Jr. in 1954. Anita always put her family first & after raising 6 children she found the time to become an RN at age 50. She was a nurse at KU Medical Center for 12 years before she retired. She was always a mother first, she sewed, she cooked, she attended all her children's sporting events, and when she & our Dad retired they traveled the world. She was a 4 time cancer survivor and never complained. She knew more about sports than most people, she loved watching her Kansas City Chiefs & Royals. She was a proud mother and grandmother. Our mother was highly regarded as a woman of faith. She led her life by God's word and her faith, she was kind to all and her smile light up the room. Anita was preceded in death by her son, Steven, in 1993, her husband, John, in 2015, and her brother, Peter Gonzales, in 2010. She is survived by her children, Vince (Gillian) Ortega, John (Margie) Ortega, Liz (Isidore) Reyes, Mary Ortega and Joseph Ortega; sister, Delores Rodriguez; 8 grandchildren & 9 great-grandchildren. Her power of prayer touched extended family & friends & will be forever missed. The Ortega family would like to extend sincere gratitude to St. Luke's Hospital & Hospice.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, 2 January , 2020
  • Rosary Thursday, 2 January , 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 3 January , 2020

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Jo Heinzman

January 3, 2020

I met Anita a few months ago when I started attending the Bible Study that she was in at Redemptorist Church. I knew her as a kind, devout, dignified lady. She always participated quietly, yet enthusiastically. Her many pages of handwritten notes on the subjects we were studying were evidence that she was a deep thinker, and enjoyed studying and research. I admire her very much for her return to school and a new career later in life, which, with her characteristic modesty, I had never heard her mention. I am glad I knew her for the short time that I did. God bless your family.

Lucila Rogers

January 3, 2020

Vincent and Family.
Sentimos mucho la perdida fisica de tu MAMA, ella siempre estara en Espiritu con todos ustedes y las que la conocimos . Muy amorosa, fervorosa, siempre la recuerdo, una gran persona, con una Paz Espirtual unica.
Que Dios los bendiga! Un gran abrazo fraterno,
Lucila, Rico, Rodrigo, Valeria Rogers.

Denise Hellstein

January 2, 2020

Dear Vincent and family,

We are sorry to hear about your beloved mother missing. When I think of all the people that are dear to our family in Kansas City I always picture your mother and father. Your dad with his silver white hair and your mother with a smile and a hello. Wish we could be there, but you and your family are in our thoughts. God bless you all.

Thomas Bellmann

December 31, 2019

I am sad to learn of your mother's death, and pray for your family. Tom Bellmann

JAMES TOLIVER

December 31, 2019

We met in 1958, when John and I worked at Station #8 at 1517 Locust. I will cherish those memories forever. Rest in peace

Tim Storey

December 30, 2019

What a wonderful woman your mother was. So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy and continued prayers for the Ortega family.

Ronald Hernandez

December 30, 2019

My Condolences to the Ortega family so sorry for your loss your Mother Annie will be missed,Annie was so kind and lovable and just a beautful person in life.May God bless her as she goes to join the rest of the family in heaven love you all prayers❤🙏🌹🌹🌹

Teresa Cretel (Foster)

December 30, 2019

I would like to send love and condolences to the Ortega Family. Your family will always be very special to the Foster family. Your parents will always have a special place in our hearts. We will never forget their love and kindness that was always shown to our family, especially when we lost our sister Mary. They were truly good friends and neighbors and will be missed. God bless you all.
Love. “The Richard and Opal Foster Family”

Frances Moreno

December 29, 2019

I will miss Anita as she was always at church when I was. I would go over to her and ask her how she was doing. She always responded she was doing well. She helped me a lot when she found out I had a daughter that had passed away. She gave me words of encouragement which helped. I hope the angels were there to greet you!

Sandra Williams

December 29, 2019

I did not know you except through pictures and posts shared by family and friends. I knew you in spirit though through Vincent, Gillian and Vincent, Jr. That’s all I needed to know for me to know that you were an extraordinary creation of the Most High. Rest well my sister rest well.

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