A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

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OBITUARY

Fermina Hernandez

July 8, 1924February 13, 2021
Obituary of Fermina Hernandez
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.

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  • FAMILY

  • 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

Past Services

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Visitation

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Rosary Service

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Graveside Service