OBITUARY

Gladys Elizabeth Raupp

July 29, 1920September 13, 2018
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Gladys Elizabeth (Huggins) Raupp, 98, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away peacefully on September 13, 2018.

She was born on July 29, 1920 in Belton, Missouri to Howard and Laura Huggins.

Gladys is survived by her son Tom (Karla), her daughter Jill Noyce (Jack); grandchildren Michael Raupp (Courtney), Katie McClanahan (Matt), Jay Noyce (Molly), Jenny Noyce (Cory Hoover) and Julie Noyce (Jason Ward); 4 great-granddaughters, Sarah and Madison Raupp & Ramona and Sylvie Hoover. She was a special aunt to many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband George, brothers Woodrow, Oscar, William, Robert and sisters Thaisa and Geraldine.

Gladys was a member of the Hillcrest Covenant Church, The Belton Historical Society and was actively involved in Stonecroft Ministries. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker and married to her husband George for 73 years.

Funeral Services will be held at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri on September 18 at 2:00pm with visitation at 12:00pm. Interment and a reception will follow at the funeral home.

Gladys' family is eternally grateful for the expert and loving care provided by the staff of Brookdale Overland Park, and Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64114.

  • FAMILY

  • Howard F. Huggins (deceased), Father
  • Laura B. (St. Clair) Huggins (deceased), Mother
  • George Raupp (deceased), Husband of 73 years
  • Woodrow Huggins (deceased), Brother
  • Oscar Huggins (deceased), Brother
  • William Huggins (deceased), Brother
  • Robert Huggins (deceased), Brother
  • Thaisa Stidham (deceased), Sister
  • Geraldine Handley (deceased), Sister
  • Tom Raupp, Son
  • Karla Raupp, Daughter-in-law
  • Jill Noyce, Daughter
  • Jack Noyce, Son-in-law
  • Michael (Courtney) Raupp, Grandson
  • Katie (Matt) McClanahan, Granddaughter
  • Jay (Molly) Noyce, Grandson
  • Jenny (Cory Hoover) Noyce, Granddaughter
  • Julie (Jason Ward) Noyce, Granddaughter
  • Sarah Raupp, Great-granddaughter
  • Madison Raupp, Great-granddaughter
  • Ramona Hoover, Great-granddaughter
  • Sylvie Hoover, Great-granddaughter
  • Gladys was a special aunt to many beloved nieces and nephews...
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jay Noyce, Pallbearer
  • Jason Ward, Pallbearer
  • Michael Raupp, Pallbearer
  • Matt McClanahan, Pallbearer
  • Jim Hess, Pallbearer
  • Don Handley, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, September 18, 2018
REMEMBERING

Gladys Elizabeth Raupp

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Jerry Beasley

September 19, 2018

Someone so special can never be forgotten. We were honored to have known Gladys.
Jerry and Shari Beasley

Steve Raab

September 18, 2018

Condolences to Tom and all of the Raupp Family, at this difficult time.

Mothers are very special, never forgotten, always loved.

God Bless,

Steve Raab & Raab Family

Marla Cox (Beasley)

September 17, 2018

To the family that Gladys loved deeply,
It is hard to put in words how much I am going to miss Gladys. She has been a part of my life from the beginning. My mom and Gladys had a life long friendship filled with laughter, sorrow, loyalty, while celebrating each time both of their families grew. I have the blanket your mom made for my son. I still giggle about them calling each other "Bertha." I loved hearing the stories of her and mom's deep friendship. Even when my mother moved to NM, there were letters that went back and for.
I am grateful that I had the opportunity to visit with your mom by phone. We talked about the hard times and the good times my mother and your mom shared. I had the chance to convey how much I appreciated your mother being in our lives. We always ended with "I love you." Gladys is irreplaceable. She was family. I feel lost without her.
My deepest condolences,
Marla Beasley Cox

Jena Thaisa Barker

September 15, 2018

Aunt Gladys was one of the most memorable people you could ever met. She showed beauty on the inside and outside. My most fond memories are going to meet Great Great Aunt Gladys with Great Grandma Thaisa around our birthday November 9th to eat at Luby's Cafe at the old Bannister Mall area. Horrible food but the best company money could buy. Missed and loved forever!

Ceil Renaud

September 15, 2018

Gladys touched so many hearts. She was a model of poise and gratitude. It was my pleasure to witness the respect between she and George as husband and wife and to see her be able to even enjoy life after George too. We will miss your tender spirit.

Kyle Rhodes

September 15, 2018

Gladys was a no-nonsense, warm, loving, caring, call-it-like- she-sees-it great aunt (emphasis on the GREAT). She was in a league of her own....a class act that never forgot her humble roots and never forgot a name. She was a “movie star” to my mother, a best friend to my grandmother, and an inspiration to me in so many ways. Aunt Gladys was a beautiful person. We will all miss her warm smile and laugh....but never stop loving her.

Trina Eskue

September 14, 2018

Gladys was such a beautiful person. She was my great aunt, she was very special to me. She will truly be missed.

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Biography

Gladys Elizabeth (Huggins) Raupp, 98, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away peacefully on September 13, 2018. She was born on July 29, 1920 in Belton, Missouri to Howard and Laura Huggins.

Gladys is survived by her son Tom (Karla), her daughter Jill Noyce (Jack); grandchildren Michael Raupp (Courtney), Katie McClanahan (Matt), Jay Noyce (Molly), Jenny Noyce (Cory Hoover) and Julie Noyce (Jason Ward); 4 great-granddaughters, Sarah and Madison Raupp & Ramona and Sylvie Hoover. She was a special aunt to many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband George, brothers Woodrow, Oscar, William, Robert and sisters Thaisa and Geraldine.

Gladys was a member of the Hillcrest Covenant Church, The Belton Historical Society and was actively involved in Stonecroft Ministries. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker and married to her husband George for 73 years.