OBITUARY

Gloria Ruiz Vargas

September 18, 1940September 12, 2021

Gloria Vargas September 18th,1940- September 12,2021 Losing her fight to cancer, Gloria Vargas passed away in her home surrounded by family and friends on September 12th 2021 at the age of 80 in Kansas City Missouri. Gloria was the youngest of 9 to Adelaida and Ismael Ruiz. Growing up in the Westside of Kansas City Missouri, she loved singing, dancing and summer trips to Mexico. Gloria met her husband, Gabriel, in 1958 and married him 18 months later. Married for 61 years, they planted their roots on Spruce Avenue in Kansas City where they raised their 4 children. Gloria was known as the “cake lady” creating cakes out of her kitchen for all occasions. She devoted over 20 years working at Bell Art, retiring in 2017. Gloria loved God who blessed her with a huge heart full of Love for everyone, her happiest moments were those spent around her dining room table with family and friends. Gloria was a woman of many “words” with a great sense of humor, filling everyone around her with joy!

Gloria is survived by her husband, Gabriel Vargas; her brother, Carlos Ruiz (wife, Josephine,); sister, Hope Jimenez (husband, Jose,); her daughters, Victoria Vargas, Teresa Jawhari, Tina Dale; son, Ruben Vargas; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and many, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Guadalupe Salvador and Mary Tejeda; brothers, Louie Ruiz, Roy Ruiz and Joseph Ruiz; and parents Adelaida and Ismael Ruiz. Gloria will be deeply missed by those who loved and knew her.

A visitation will be held starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 1029 Bennington Ave, KCMO, with Mass of Christian Burial following at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, September 18, 2021

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 18, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, September 18, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

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Rudy Fonseca

September 18, 2021

Sorry for your loss she was a great lady the Lord will take great care of her. I will keep her and family in my prayers.

Gabrielle Funk

September 15, 2021

My leading lady winning the anniversary dance trophy at my wedding on February 29, 2020. Married for 60 years, these two are my inspiration. There are no words to express this amazing, wonderful, human being. You will never be replaced Granny. Fly high my love, Ill see you when I get there.

Robert Vargas

September 15, 2021

A more generous giving person you would be hard pressed to find. A heart of gold she had. She was there for you if needed your spirits lifted. She will be lifted on Angels Wings! Dear Brother Gabriel and family you were blessed .

Ginny Neale

September 15, 2021

I met Gloria through her daughter Vickie. Miss Molly is what I called her! She had one of the most largest giving hearts I've ever had the privilege to know! I'm the blessed one to have had this wonderful loving lady in my life! I have lots of precious memories, but the most precious is sitting around her table eating that delicious food she cooked! Also, I was a lucky bride that she baked a wedding cake for! Rest in perfect peace and enjoy the benefits of being a good and faithful servant to our Lord Jesus Christ! I will miss you always!

Virginia Mendoza

September 14, 2021

My sweet loving friend grew up since we were young girls. Moved away to Texas in 1966 when I married. When I would go back to KC I always made it a point to go see her. Would call her to stay in touch. She was always a loving and caring person. During covid she starting making masks giving them to Rest Homes and Children Hospitals. Hats and toys for the children also all donated. I made masks to donate back home also so when I would go see her I would take her some material or thread. Gloria I will deeply miss you love you Dear Friend you have earned your wings to go to the Heavens. Siempre tu Amiga.

Josie Vargas

September 14, 2021

I only knew Gloria for three years. She welcomed me into the family and always made me feel welcome. Whenever we went to her house and sat at her table, our visit was always filled with laughter. I am going to miss her.
My heartfelt condolences to the family.
Josie Vargas

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