McGilley Antioch Chapel

3325 Northeast Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO


Helen Cesena

January 23, 1942July 8, 2019

Helen Cesena passed away peacefully on Monday, July 8, 2019 at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer. The mass of a Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13th at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 900 N.E. Shady Lane Drive, KCMO 64118. Private burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Helen Cesena to Catholic Community Hospice.

Helen was born January 23, 1942 to Abraham and Josephine Garcia (Lascon) in Richmond, MO. She was one of 8 siblings. Helen worked for Western Auto, O'Keefe Travel and All About Travel, prior to retirement. After retirement, Helen worked part time at William Volker Elementary School as a teacher's assistant. Helen had a passion for gardening, restoring old furniture and spending time with friends and family.

The family offer deep gratitude to Helen's caregivers, Zephyr Harris-Cooperwood, Maria Castenada and Alice Brown for the care, love and devotion they gave Helen. The family also wishes to thank the staff at the KU Cancer Center and Catholic Community Hospice.


  • Catholic Community Hospice


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, July 13, 2019


Helen Cesena

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robert vuturo

July 12, 2019

Helen was our friend. She was fun and funny and full of life, and she enriched our lives in countless ways. Her passing has saddened and dimished our world.
Kris Huffman/Robert Vuturo

R. Anthony Lascon

July 9, 2019

On behalf of my Dad, Albert Lascon, Jr., we want to express our sincere condolences to the family. Dad really enjoyed the visits and the memories shared between them throughout their lives.
Helen, we love you and you will be missed.

Albert, R. Anthony, Missy, Danielle, Anthony