OBITUARY

Okema Menjyon Fasone

January 18, 1935March 8, 2018
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Okema Menjyon Fasone was born in Princeton, Mo. January 18th, 1935 to George and Vera McCracken. She passed from this earth on March 8th, 2018 and a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, 2 brothers and her oldest grandson Scott Owen Reynolds Jr. Okema is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gus C. Fasone of the home; 2 daughters Deanitra Ranayah Anzek (Mark) and Kimberli Shaun Beck (Gerald); 4 grandchildren, Brandon Grover, Tiffany Jaklevic, Nicholas Grover and Landon Anzek; 7 great grandchildren, Reece Jaklevic, Julian Jaklevic, Max Grover, Joey Grover, Nicholas Grover Jr, Jenna Lang and Fallon Mesler; and 1 great great grandchild, Emerson Lang. Okema also had 5 step granchildren and 12 step great grandchildren.

Okema’s life revolved around her family. Whether that was her 10 siblings growing up, her 2 girls that she and Gus raised, to her ever expanding family. She loved all her grandchildren or “her babies “as she called them all, and always had special treats at the ready whenever they all came over. Every Sunday for decades the family would come together for Okema’s spaghetti and meatballs and fried chicken, which would take hours to prepare. And you could guarantee that there were always 2 things in the house if you ever came over, and abundance of Pepsi and Doublemint Gum, which were her favorites. Okema loved to travel with her family. Hawaii, California and Las Vegas were just a few of the family trips. But her favorite place to go with the family was Disneyworld, because she knew how much for family loved it there.

But the main love of Okemas life was her husband Gus. They had a lifetime of love packed into 52 years. They live together, worked together, traveled together and raised their family together. They were partners in the good times and the bad, and when Okema’s health began to decline Gus became not just her husband, he was her caregiver, her advocate, her nurse, her everything 24 hours a day til the end. Okema was a unique woman. She loved everyone and would do anything for anyone. She was a classic beauty who lived her life with grace and dignity. Her family and friends have lost an angel on earth and she will be indescribably missed.

A visitation will be from 10-11 AM with a funeral service at 11 AM, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Interment will be immediately following in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Harbor Hospice, 7223 W. 95th St. #230, Overland Park, Kansas 66212.

  • FAMILY

  • George McCracken, Father
  • Vera McCracken, Mother
  • Scott Owen Reynolds Jr., Grandson
  • Gus C. Fasone, Husband
  • Deanitra Ranayah Anzek, Daughter
  • Mark Turner, Son-in-law
  • Kimberli Shaun Beck, Daughter
  • Gerlad Beck, Son-in-law
  • Brandon Grover, Grandson
  • Tiffany Jaklevic, Granddaughter
  • Nicholas Grover, Grandson
  • Landon Anzek, Grandson
  • Reece Jaklevic, Great Grandchild
  • Julian Jaklevic, Great Grandchild
  • Max Grover, Great Grandchild
  • Joey Grover, Great Grandchild
  • Nicholas Grover Jr., Great Grandchild
  • Jenna Lang, Great Grandchild
  • Fallon Mesler, Great Grandchild
  • Emerson Lang, Great Great Grandchild
  • Mrs. Fasone also leaves 5 step grandchildren and 12 step great grandchildren to cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Gerald Beck
  • Mark Turner
  • Brandon Grover
  • Nicholas Grover
  • Brandon Miller
  • Michael Smith
  • Donald McCracken, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dal McCracken, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dan McCracken, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Harbor Hospice

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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Okema Menjyon Fasone

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Jenna Lang

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Jenna Lang

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Jenna Lang

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Jenna Lang

March 13, 2018

Grandma Okema was one of my very best friends for my whole life. She was the epitomy of what a good grandma should be. We had so many sleepovers, swim parties, deep conversations, and sweet memories stored up together. I remember even telling her she would be my maid of honor (even if some handsome grandsons had to carry her down the aisle!). I couldn't have asked for a better grandma and I feel so incredibly blessed that I got to know my Great Grandma so well when many don't get to even have time with their first grandparents. God is good to have given her to us for so long and for giving her such a full life where even her great-great grandchildren were born in her lifetime.

We are praying for peace today as we send her off. Adam and I wish we could be there to grieve and celebrate with you all. We are with you in spirit and will be covering you all in prayer this morning.

We love you.

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Biography

Okema Menjyon Fasone was born in Princeton, Mo. January 18th, 1935 to George and Vera McCracken. She passed from this earth on March 8th, 2018 and a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, 2 brothers and her oldest grandson Scott Owen Reynolds Jr.
Okema is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gus C. Fasone of the home; 2 daughters Deanitra Ranayah Anzek (Mark) and Kimberli Shaun Beck (Gerald); 4 grandchildren, Brandon Grover, Tiffany Jaklevic, Nicholas Grover and Landon Anzek; 7 great grandchildren, Reece Jaklevic, Julian Jaklevic, Max Grover, Joey Grover, Nicholas Grover Jr, Jenna Lang and Fallon Mesler; and 1 great great grandchild, Emerson Lang. Okema also had 5 step granchildren and 12 step great grandchildren.

Okema’s life revolved around her family. Whether that was her 10 siblings growing up, her 2 girls that she and Gus raised, to her ever expanding family. She loved all her grandchildren or “her babies “as she called them all, and always had special treats at the ready whenever they all came over. Every Sunday for decades the family would come together for Okema’s spaghetti and meatballs and fried chicken, which would take hours to prepare. And you could guarantee that there were always 2 things in the house if you ever came over, and abundance of Pepsi and Doublemint Gum, which were her favorites.
Okema loved to travel with her family. Hawaii, California and Las Vegas were just a few of the family trips. But her favorite place to go with the family was Disneyworld, because she knew how much for family loved it there.

But the main love of Okemas life was her husband Gus. They had a lifetime of love packed into 52 years. They live together, worked together, traveled together and raised their family together. They were partners in the good times and the bad, and when Okema’s health began to decline Gus became not just her husband, he was her caregiver, her advocate, her nurse, her everything 24 hours a day til the end.
Okema was a unique woman. She loved everyone and would do anything for anyone. She was a classic beauty who lived her life with grace and dignity. Her family and friends have lost an angel on earth and she will be indescribably missed

A visitation will be from 10-11 AM with a funeral service at 11 AM, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Interment will be immediately following in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Harbor Hospice, 7223 W. 95th St. #230, Overland Park, Kansas 66212.