Anita "Annette" Koontz

April 3, 1954November 7, 2015
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On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Anita V. Koontz, 61 passed away from pulmonary hypertension in her home surrounded by family. Anita was born April 3, 1954 in Kansas City, KS to Lorenzo and Naomi Valenciano. She was the youngest of five children. On November 23, 1972, Anita was united in marriage to John (Jack) Koontz. Anita worked for the Social Security Administration for 24 years. She enjoyed keeping up with the KC Royals, KC Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her mother and father-in-law and three brothers-in-law. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Jack, and their two sons, Nick and Lucas; granddaughter, Amber DeLeon and her husband Chris; brother, Carlos Valenciano and his wife Carol; sisters, Theresa Valenciano and Dolores Sandy and her husband Jim, and Rita Valenciano; sister-in-law, Nancy; two brothers-in-law, Terry and Wayne; and numerous aunt s, nephews and nieces. A memorial gathering will be from 6-7 pm Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO, where the service will begin at 7:00 pm and the Rosary will follow the service. The family requests no flowers, please make contributions to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association at The family would like to thank the KU pulmonary staff for the outstanding care given to Anita. Fond memories and condolences may be shared at


  • Visitation Thursday, November 12, 2015
  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Jeanne Brenner Lisman

August 23, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear about Annette's passing. She was a sweet soul at Bishop Hogan High.

Mike Greene

August 14, 2016

I'm saddened to hear of such a sweet soul leaving us. Such a wonderful classmate.

Fred Kamler

December 1, 2015

so sorry for you loss jack, May God bless you.

see you at the "Y:

Fred J. Kamler

James Kaberline

November 20, 2015

At work Anita and I would compare our war wounds. It saddens me that she is gone. She was a very sweet person and she will be missed.

Jeanne Defibaugh

November 18, 2015

Rick and I are so sorry. Thoughts and prayers

November 18, 2015

Denny Snyder

John Nelson

November 16, 2015

A good friend and co worker sadly missed

Terry, Sondra, Nancy Palko, Kim and Nancy Graffius Koontz

November 15, 2015

Jack, Nick, Lucas, and Amber keeping you in our prayers. Hold tight to the memories you have made over the years. Her boys (and Amber) could do no wrong. May the love of the Lord comfort and surround you in the days ahead. We love you from Pa and Maine.


November 13, 2015

My condolences to all of Anita's family. During these difficult times I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that Anita will forever be in God's memory. I pray that you all find comfort in the God of peace (Psalm 83:18).

Rosemary Oman

November 12, 2015

We're deeply sorry to hear about the death of Annette. As the family grieves, know that our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. We pray the love of God enfolds you, and may your heart and soul find peace and comfort. With sincere sympathy - Rosemary J.Oman & Family.