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Kathy Viola Beddow

25 mars 194415 juin 2020

Kathy V. Beddow, 76, of Independence, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones, on Monday, June 15, 2020 at St. Luke’s Plaza.

Kathy was born March 25, 1944 in Independence to the late John and Mary K. (Ingalls) Jackson, and spent her childhood in surrounding areas like Sugar Creek, Liberty, and Kansas City. Kathy was the middle of five children, John Jackson Jr., Elizabeth aka Libby, George Jackson and Kathleen.

At the tender age of 16, Kathy met and shortly after married her first husband William T. Morrison. They were married for 25 years and had six children, William Morrison Jr., Tammie Simsheuser, John Franklin, Cyndie Morrison, Kathie Jo Davis, and Richard Morrison. Kathy loved motherhood and children, always including the kids’ friends and neighborhood kids in family outings and gatherings. While all of Kathy’s children grew up opinionated, like their father as she would tell you, they also learned from her how to be kind and compassionate to all. Years after their divorce, Bill and Kathy found each other again in friendship as she cared for him in his last years.

Beyond her six children, Kathy has 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren who loved and cherished their Mam Mam very much. Nothing brought Kathy more happiness than her family and she ensured that they were large family holidays and gathering that always included great family stories. Kathy also instilled in her children/grandchildren that family is so very important, it extends beyond blood, and all are welcome.

Kathy worked as a corporate supervisor for the local Cosentino’s grocery chain for more than 40 years. She started as a cashier at their first store and grew within the company to supervisor helping to open more than 20 stores in the area. Kathy loved and took great pride in her job and cherished the lifelong friends and family she made along the way.

Even in retirement, Kathy wanted to help others and share her love and compassion, so she began work at ICAN, a care facility for the intellectually challenged. This job brought Kathy great joy and fulfillment in her later years as she was truly able to help those that deserved, and again making lifelong friends along the way.

Her parents, John Elliot and Mary Kathleen (Ingalls) Jackson and her siblings, John Jackson Jr., Elizabeth Jackson, and Kathleen Jackson, Ginger “Bess” Warren (was a sister as well) preceded Kathy in death. One child, Richard Andrew Morrison and her ex-husband, William T. Morrison precede her in death as well. She was also preceded in death by one great grandson, Zander Simsheuser and one great granddaughter, Kenizie Simsheuser.

She is survived by her children, William T. Morrison, Tammie Simshuser (Edward), John Franklin Morrison (Deanna), Cyndie Morrison, and Kathie Jo Davis (Frank). Also survived by her are 23 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She leaves many children who referred to her like a mom and children who referred to her as MAM MAM as well.

Kathy is to be cremated per her wishes and ashes buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. There will be a memorial gathering held in her honor on July 11, 2020 from 12-2pm at the Junior Service League, 3122 Crysler, Independence, MO 64055.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering

    samedi, 11 juillet , 2020

Souvenirs

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ENVOYEZ CONDOLEANCES
Katelynn Viola Davis

juillet 12, 2020

MamMam’s Sunflowers
By: Katelynn Viola Davis/Morrison at heart

I am MamMam’s sunflower forever and ever
I will grow to be the most beautiful sunflower as she once was
From the first time she caught me in her comforting arms
As her small sunflower was born
All the good wrapped around me in her arms from every soul she has ever touched
She always had time for all 43 baby sunflowers
We would make flower bralets, necklaces, watched movies for hours,
And just talked with me
always making sure I was comfortable
I asked her one day
when she gets to heaven who would she want to see in God’s garden
She said Georgie would be the first to see and sniff
She told me not to be sad when she is gone,
To remember she is up in heaven watching over all of us
And she will be with all her friends & family who wilted and went to God’s garden before her
As hard as this will be,
All she wanted was a happy memorial with smiles
And happy tears to remember how she touched every single one of our hearts
Forever I will remember MamMam is the reason I believe in God’s glory
It is time for me and everyone to be MamMam’s beautiful sunflowers
Grow on by ourselves and live in her memory
By growing strong and beautiful
I will weather any storm and stay strong as I am MamMam’s Sunflower
We will meet again in God’s gorgeous sunflower garden
I love you to the moon and back & many many more my beautifully wilted sunflower

Arlinr Walker

juillet 11, 2020

You are missed and loved. You have so many family and friends that cared about you. Love you!

Lily Bessenbacher

juillet 11, 2020

Kathy was one of those rare gems. If you were lucky enough to meet her your life was blessed. She loved everyone. She gave us an example of optimism, caring and compassion to emulate. She was beautiful inside and out. Her bright smile and funny giggle could brighten any room. I‘m grateful to have been a lucky one and my heart goes out to the family for their loss. Rest In Peace my friend.

Patricia “Patsi Cole” Forester

juillet 11, 2020

Kathy was like a second mom to me. We met at Askew Elementary where Tammie & I attended school. Inevitably, Tammie and I became best friends and so did our mothers.
The Morrison family’s home was like a wonderful circus... full of life, love & laughter and Kathy was the ringleader. She worked diligently to make sure the door was always open and made everyone feel as if they always had a place there.
Kathy will be missed by so many people because she touched the lives of so many people. My thoughts and prayers go out to Tammie and the rest of the Morrison family. May we all be together again someday

Elaine Jacques

juillet 10, 2020

You were beautiful inside and out. You had a heart of gold and took every neighborhood kid under your wing and loved us all. You also knew just how (and when) we needed a good ‘talking to’ just to let us know that you were watching. How the heck were you able to keep track of everyone and what we were doing or what we were planning to get into, or which boy we liked at which time.... seriously, HOW did you keep track of all of us??? It was all part of your magic and your ability to make us feel loved. We will miss you so very much. Rest peacefully Momma Kathy. Thank you for sharing your love with so many of us.

Shauna Othman

juillet 9, 2020

There are so many fond and fun memories I don't know where to begin. We lived up the street and Cyndie and I were in the same class and became close friends. Soon after, Kathy and my mom Bobbie became friends. Kathy always included me in whatever was going on and her house was never too full for one more. She loved having everyone around and was always accepting with open arms and open heart. She always included me as well as the entire family with trips to the skating rink, Worlds of Fun, Swimming, family trips, etc. I remember the horse trough we used to swim in and the pool table in the garage. Many firsts happened at the house. Broke my arm in four places-put out my first house fire- the list goes on. Kathy was a great friend, a second mother and she will be sorely missed. I love this entire family and wish them peace and comfort. They lost a wonderful matriarch.

Kelly Austin (Creed)

juillet 7, 2020

We moved to the neighborhood when I was in fourth grade. Kathy was like a second mom to me but also a friend when it was needed. She was always there for me, she taught me to drive, I will never forget taking that panel station wagon downtown to take my test. I never eat a tater tot without thinking of her and I eat a lot of them. She trusted me with babysitting her kids, always made sure I had season pass to World of Fun to take them. She was not perfect and was quick to get on to you when you were in the wrong, but love was unconditional. To all the kids, Billy, Tammie Sue, Frankie, Cyndi and Kathy Jo, think of you all often and am so sorry for you loss. Love always, Kelly

Tracey Sotelo

juillet 2, 2020

I remember aunt Kathy coming down and visiting us and camping at the lake. I will never forget her smile and I thank her for taking care of my Saint Bernard. I love you, until we meet again, xoxo.

Savannah Lomax

juillet 2, 2020

Kathy was always the best to have around! I enjoyed the 3 years we worked together! She was always the loving mother in the work group and never would let anyone go without anything....always thinking about others and always talked about her family! She was the life of the party even when she went out with us! There is not a day that will go by that I will not think of her! She was always encouraging me to do better and I loved her so much! May she Rest In Peace💜🌹

Savannah Lomax

juillet 2, 2020

Kathy was always the best to have around! I enjoyed the 3 years we worked together! She was always the loving mother in the work group and never would let anyone go without anything....always thinking about others and always talked about her family! She was the life of the party even when she went out with us! There is not a day that will go by that I will not think of her! She was always encouraging me to do better and I loved her so much! May she Rest In Peace💜🌹

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