Doris A Panagakos

October 11, 1925March 27, 2021

Doris Ann (Burt) Panagakos of Raytown, MO passed away peacefully at age 95 on March 27, 2021. Doris was born in Emporia, Kansas and was raised in Iola, Kansas. She graduated from Iola High School and received an Associates degree from Parsons Junior College. Doris loved music and was a skilled pianist performing in recitals as a young girl and later, teaching piano and providing music as the organist at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Doris married the love of her life, William Panagakos in 1945 while Bill was on leave during his military service during World War II. Shortly afterward, the couple moved to Chicago, Illinois where they welcomed their son, Michael before eventually settling in Raytown, MO where they then added their daughter Mariann to the family.

Doris worked in various administrative jobs for Avon Company and Burns & McDonald for over 25 years. She had numerous hobbies including reading and bridge. She was actively involved with both Research Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic church where she served for many years administering communion to the sick and the homebound. Doris remained active and enjoyed living at home where her children joked she continued to mow the lawn until her late 80’s..

Doris is survived by her daughter, Mariann Thayer of Lenexa, KS and her son, Michael Panagakos of Weston, MA, his wife Julie and her granddaughters, Alexandra Panagakos of Boston, MA, Christina Panagakos of Overland Park, KS and Vanessa Panagakos of Minneapolis, MN. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, William P. Panagakos.

The funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 6th at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 7009 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO with a rosary at 10:30 am immediately followed by a funeral mass at 11 am. Doris will be entombed with Bill following the funeral at Mount Olivet Cemetery 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Catholic Charities 4001 Blue Parkway #250, Kansas City MO 64130 http://catholic The family wishes to thank Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus Council 4962 of Raytown, MO for their continued spiritual support throughout Doris’s lifetime.


  • Rosary Service

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021


Doris A Panagakos

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Connie Gadt

April 7, 2021

I shall miss my dear friend and think of you every Monday and Wednesday morning as I deliver my Meals on Wheels. We used to be able to share a hug and have a wonderful bit of visiting time as I delivered your meals Doris. Then came the pandemic and for a long time it was just a quick hello as I set your meal in a bag inside your door then I got to step inside and we could visit again but no more hugs. I am at peace with the fact that you now can move about easily and you are reunited with the love of your life and safe with our comforter Jesus.
I pray for all your dear family that you would tell me about that was so important to you. The light and love and comport of God surround all of the family at this time and always.
Love Connie Gadt
(Mon & Wed Meals on Wheels person)