McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown

20 West Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO


Esther Flores

July 2, 1921September 29, 2019

Esther Flores, 98 of Kansas City, KS, passed away on Sept. 29, 2019 at her home. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. on Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W Linwood, KCMO. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at All Saints Catholic Church, 811 Vermont, Kansas City, KS. Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Condolences may be shared at mcgilleymidtownchapel.com.

Esther was born in La Piecal, Mich, Mexico to Juan and Paula (Arias) Garcia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Doroteo Flores, Sr., and is survived by her children, Dolores (David) Juarez, Angelina Carrillo, Doroteo (Joan) Flores, Jr., and Cindy Barr; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Rosary Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 3, 2019


Esther Flores

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Brian Barr

October 2, 2019

Wow, what an amazing life! I believe Monica hit the nail on the head about the homemade tortillas. I too loved the Young and the Restless, I also loved watching Mexican shows with you, not because I understood, lol. Dancing with you was always a highlight, making you smile and laugh was important to me. You always dressed to the 9's, jewelry, makeup, and perfume. You were perfect in life and will always be in memory. Thank you for the conversations we had when no one was around, you were the best at keeping secrets and better at listening. I will always remember how beautiful you are❤
Thank you for sharing your wisdom and love to us all. Give everybody a big kiss and lots of hugs! Adios y vaya con dios🌹

Monica Glaser

October 1, 2019

Grandma, I was blessed to have you in my life for 42 years and even more blessed that my daughters grew up knowing their great-grandma. There are so many memories that I could share, it's difficult to choose which ones to share. I remember sitting at the kitchen table before bed enjoying a bowl of cereal (frosted flakes without the frosting) with hot chocolate and a piece of bread to dip in the hot chocolate. Sorry grandma, that was not my favorite part of the nightly ritual but I dipped because you did and it made me happy knowing we had that special time. I loved sitting on the kitchen counter as young girl watching you make homemade tortillas asking you how to say certain things in Spanish and you patiently obliging me and telling me every word I asked. Watching the Price is Right and the cliff hanging episodes of the Young and The Restless on a hot summer's day was the absolute best! You were always dressed to impress. I swear I will wear more dresses. I love you and tell Grandpa I'm sending hugs and kisses.
Love always and forever,