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Fermina Hernandez

July 8, 1924February 13, 2021

Fermina (Guereca) Hernandez, age 96, of Overland Park, KS passed away on Saturday, February 13th, 2021.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM, with a Visitation starting at 9:00AM and Rosary Service at 10:20 AM, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 900 NE Shady Lane Dr., Kansas City, MO 64118. Burial will follow services in Resurrection Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.

Fermina was born in Ft. Worth, TX to Mariano and Beatriz Guereca on July 8, 1924. She attended Wyandotte High School in Kansas City KS. She married her childhood sweetheart Jesus Hernandez on May 16, 1942 at St Louis Bertrand church, in Louisville KY. Jesse (short for Jesus) was drafted into the Army and left almost immediately. Fermina stayed with her mother and sister on James Street in Kansas City, Ks waiting for him to return from WWII. They wrote letters and early on she followed him to various training camps before he left for Europe. The first 2 years of marriage Fermina had two children Alfonso and Kathleen. Kathleen died an infant the 1st year of birth. After the war Jesse returned home to study law and Fermina took care of the household and had 6 more children. They spent 71 years together until his death in 2013.

In 1982 both went to see Fr. Ralph DiOrio which led to their deep involvement in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Her passion became being a prayer warrior with her husband and donating their time at the Sacred Heart – Guadalupe Parish praying for others. They also held prayer meetings at St. Charles Borromeo Church and in members homes. Fermina was an Extraordinary Minister of Holy communion and lector at St. Charles.

Fermina was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and gardening. She was active in the Daughters of Isabella St. Mary Circle No. 881, the Holy Altar Society of St. Gabriel’s, PTA and Third degree Augustinian.

Fermina was always the heart and soul of the family. Her life was one of service to her family and to God. Her strong devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe helped her to get closer to Jesus and through hard times. Up to the end she never wavered in her daily prayers to God for her family and loved ones. She taught her children how to know, love and serve God through her lifelong example.

Fermina is preceded in death by her parents, Mariano and Beatriz Guereca; husband, Jesus R. Hernandez; sister Carmen Rodriguez, her daughter Kathleen, grandson Mark.

She is survived by her children Alfonso (Beverly), Mary (Rick deceased) Bires, Mario (Diane) Hernandez, Veronica Hernandez, Rebecca Mick, Phil (Megan) Hernandez, Jessica Hernandez. 22 grandchildren, 41 great grand children, and 5 great, great, grandchildren. Total 76 children, grand children, great grand children and great great grand children.

The family of Fermina Hernandez wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the multitude of caregivers, Ascend Hospice, & Msgr. Tom Tank.


  • Alfonso (Beverly) Hernandez, Son
  • Mary (Rick deceased) Bires, Daughter
  • Mario (Diane) Hernandez, Son
  • Veronica Hernandez, Daughter
  • Rebecca Mick, Daughter
  • Phil (Megan) Hernandez, Son
  • Jessica Hernandez, Daughter
  • 22 Grandchildren
    41 Great-grandchildren
    5 Great-great-grandchildren


  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, February 27, 2021


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021


Fermina Hernandez

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Veronica Anderson

February 26, 2021

Both my grandparents jesus and fermina would come over to our house when i was a little kid and they would help homeschool me and my brother and sister. I needed much help in math, grandpa was great at that and grandma was so loving and patient and gentle with teaching. She was such a gentle, soft spoken woman.

Anna Moore

February 26, 2021

Anna Moore

February 26, 2021

My last memory of both my Uncle Jesse and Aunt Nina was the beautiful family room they were sitting in. The biggest image I have ever seen of our Lady of Guadalupe hung above the fireplace. It was a sight to behold.

Rest In Peace Uncle Jesse and Aunt Nina. Intercede for us as the holy souls you are!

Anna Moore

Paula McQuillen

February 18, 2021

I am so sorry Phil and Megan and family. We were Phil and Megan’s neighbors for several years. I meet your parents and family when they would visit, we always had a good time visiting.

Sometimes when your love ones are sick and need to be care for it hard on family; I am proud that everyone stepped up to help, she was a wonderful woman. But God has better plan for her. Jesse has finally been reunited with the love of his life.

May God wrap his arms around you and your family, to give the strength you need during this time.

Sending my love and prayers to you,

Sharon Dreyer

February 16, 2021

Mrs Hernandez, you were a beautiful woman and I trust you are being welcomed home by our loving Father. We ask your intercessions for all of us as we grieve your loss and celebrate your life.
Prayers for peace for the entire Hernandez family and special thanks to Phil and Megan for their dedication to love and care for Fermina these past years.

Sharon Dreyer