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Celia "Chil" Yap-Banago

July 7, 1950April 21, 2020

Celia "Chil" Yap-Banago, 69, Kansas City, Missouri passed away April 21, 2020, at home peacefully.

Due to current guidelines in place by the Kansas City Health Department concerning social gatherings, all services are private of by invitation only. Visitation will be at St. Patrick Parish, 1357 NE 42nd Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri 64116 on Friday, May 1st from 5pm to 8pm. Funeral services will be at St. Patrick Parish on Saturday, May 2nd at 10am. The Committal Service will be immediately after at Resurrection Cemetery, 5001 NE Cookingham Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64156.

The Funeral and Committal Services can be viewed on livestream on the St. Patrick Catholic Church Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/St-Patrick-Catholic-Church-461466814256959/

Memorial contributions may be made to Celia Yap-Banago Memorial Nursing Scholarship, https://www.theresearchfoundationkc.org/how-to-help/ The Research Foundation established a scholarship in Celia's name.

Mrs. Celia Yap-Banago was born on July 7, 1950 in Camalig, Albay, Philippines. She was the first of our family to immigrate to the United States. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Aquinas University in the Philippines. She is the youngest of 7 and comes from a family oriented background. She first moved to Florida and then found her way home to Kansas City, MO. She has worked her entire life as a selfless and compassionate nurse. She and dad recently celebrated 34 years of marriage. She was days short of celebrating her 40 years of service to HCA. She proudly put on her scrubs for many years and it is extremely apparent she loved what she was doing. She has a strong support system in her family at home, but also extremely loved and cared for by her family at work. She is a hero and now our guardian angel.

She was preceded in death by Vicente Yap (Father), Bienvenido Yap (Brother), Vicente Yap, Jr. (Brother), and Aurelia Yap (Mother).

She is survived by Luz Moyo (Sister), Benilda Yap (Sister), Florita Yap (Sister), Edgardo Yap (Brother), Amado Banago (Husband and Love of her Life), Jhulan Banago (Son), Josh Banago (Son), Marilyn Moyo (Niece), Milane Ramos (Niece), and Mary Jiel Yap (Niece).


  • Vicente Yap (Deceased), Father
  • Bienvenido Yap (Deceased), Brother
  • Vicente Yap, Jr. (Deceased), Brother
  • Aurelia Yap (Deceased), Mother
  • Luz Moyo, Sister
  • Benilda Yap, Sister
  • Florita Yap, Sister
  • Edgardo Yap, Brother
  • Amado Banago, Husband and Love of her Life
  • Jhulan Banago, Son
  • Josh Banago, Son
  • Marilyn Moyo, Niece
  • Milane Ramos, Niece
  • Mary Jiel Yap, Niece

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Celia "Chil" Yap-Banago

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Em Powers Hunter

May 2, 2020

I don’t have a memory as I just read about her but her picture and the kind words from colleagues say it all. I was very touched and saddened by this story. I see her in my mind’s eye as a giving, loving person and I am writing to tell you how very sorry I am for your loss but also the world’s loss. May you find peace. With love from Em from Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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