OBITUARY

Ann Fay Todoroff

August 21, 1953January 24, 2019

Ann Fay Todoroff, age 65, of Gladstone, Missouri entered her eternal life January 24, 2019. Ann was born in St. Louis, Missouri on August 21, 1953.

She graduated from Kirkwood High School before attending William Jewell College, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi and earned her B.A. in Education. Ann began her career at Worlds of Fun in 1975, where she completed her 43rd year of employment. Ann was a lover of books, board games and all things Disney, and would take a pilgrimage to the “Happiest Place on Earth” as often as possible. Ann was a mentor and a trusted confidant to so many colleagues she had the pleasure working alongside. Her spirit is carried on by her family, friends and extended park family.

Ann was preceded in death by her mother, Fay. She is survived by her best friend of 43 years, Becky Baker, “The Girls” Susan Green, Arla Edelbaum, Patti Cupp, nephews Travis (Stephanie) Baker and Adam (Cassie) Baker, four great-nephews George, Elias, Paxton, and Oliver, and several cousins.

Your magical journey filled with family, friends, fun and fantasy created wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. You allowed us to dream and create magic at each turn. We love you and know that you are in a special place where when you wish upon a star, your dreams do come true. Until we see you again.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Give Kids the World, in her memory. Give Kids the World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort, located near Central Florida’s most beloved attractions, where children with critical illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free dream vacations. For more information, visit www.givekidstheworld.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Enola "Fay" Rehm, Mother
  • Becky Baker, Best Friend
  • Susan Green, One of "The Girls"
  • Arla Edelbaum, One of "The Girls"
  • Patti Cupp, One of "The Girls"
  • Travis (Stephanie) Baker, Nephew
  • Adam (Cassie) Baker, Nephew
  • George, Elias, Paxton and Oliver, Great-nephews

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ann Fay Todoroff

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Scott Williams

February 9, 2019

I worked with Ann for many years at Worlds of Fun. She never failed to say hello, give me a hug or stop and visit with me. She was dedicated to the park, and cared about her employees as well. She will be greatly missed.

Mitch London

February 8, 2019

After seeing Ann every year for the past thirty something- she always took the opportunity to give me (and later my wife) a hard time. We loved her wry wit and the way she made us feel like we belonged. We will miss you Ann.
Mitch and Julie London

Jon Johannes

February 6, 2019

Miss Ann always had a smile for Me and was always willing to make time when i would stop by her office, even after I had left the park. She loved to see pictures and hear about my kiddos--we would always stop by her office with them when we came out to the park. When the park rules changed to allow beards during the season, she would always tell me that she much prefered my handsome face without the grizzly beard! Every time i stopped by, id poke my head in the door and say, "Miss Ann, is that a new shirt? it looks nice!" lol...and her response would let me know what kind of mood she was in. It was either a smile and a thank you, or an "Ok Suck up, what do you need?!?" She was as much a part of the park as the name its self. She will be missed by many of us whos lives she touched in the many years she gave to Worlds of Fun.
Miss Ann-- until we meet again. I hope you have a stack of parking stickers waiting for me when i hit heavens gates--you know I could never get enough of them!

Floyd Withrow

February 6, 2019

Ann always comes to my mind when I think of WOF/OOF. She is an influential part of my life and will always remain so. She imparted common sense values, dedication and organizational skills, and always offered to lend a hand to help out the department or me personally. As my manager for a couple of years, she helped guide our efforts to success. We developed a friendship much like a sister/brother, including a little light but friendly bickering. Some of my best memories are of the time we worked together, and the time we enjoyed going out to lunch/dinner, playing trivial pursuit all night, board games and short races to see who could complete a crossword the fastest. Ann always won, by the way. I hold dear all the memories of Ann despite me regretfully not having kept in touch when I moved to CA. Ann, you are loved and always will be. Thanks for being part of our lives. I’ll never forget you.

Abbie Shadid

February 6, 2019

I met Auntie Anne working at Worlds of Fun. She always made herself available to help others, whether it was life or professional advice I could always depend on her. Ann continued to check in on me, even after accepting a full-time position at another park 1000 miles away. She was loved and she will be missed greatly.

Penny Citro

February 6, 2019

Ann was a special person who touched so many lives. I first met Ann in 1976, my first year at the park as a seasonal.
She was one of the first to welcome me back in 1988 when I joined the full-time staff.
Ann was always there leading the way and truly caring about all those around her.
We will miss you Ann more than you would ever have imagined.

Mark Bridgeman

February 5, 2019

I actually met Ann before I ever started my career at the park, while she was still in college and renting a room from my best friend's grandmother at what is now Woodneath. We were junior high school boys at the time and Chuck and I took great delight in tormenting her when we'd both be at the house. A few short years later, when I came on board at Worlds of Fun, the first face I recognized was Ann's. She got a wry smile on her face and said "I remember you." It was my pleasure to work along side of her for the next 20 years before I moved on. Be at peace, my friend, and I remember you, too.

Terry Robards

February 5, 2019

Aunt Ann, your love was a special gift to our family. You will be in our hearts forever. The Robards family.

Ben Chlapek

February 5, 2019

Ann was an incredible friend and coworker - - always offering a smile and a kind word. She will be missed. May she Rest In Peace knowing she left us better than we were through her kindness and grace.

Pam Carver

February 4, 2019

I worked with Ann at Worlds of Fun in the early years. My career took me to Orlando and Walt Disney World. Whenever I saw her on my trips back to KC, she always wanted to know what was new at Disney. She was a truly loyal fan and I hope she has a peaceful eternity with no long queue lines!

FROM THE FAMILY