Hortensia F. Arango

October 3, 1928December 2, 2018

Hortensia F. Arango, 90, Kansas City North, passed away December 2, 2018 at St. Luke’s Northland Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial is 1:00 PM Friday, December 7th, with a visitation beginning at 12:00 Noon, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1357 NE 42nd Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64116; burial in White Chapel Cemetery. The family suggest contributions to Catholic Charities.

Hortensia was born October 3, 1928 in Camaguey, Cuba and had lived in Kansas City since 1963. She loved spending time with her family, going out to the movies and dinner, and had an active social life. Hortensia also had a passion for animals. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Blas Arango, her parents, Dr. Ignacio and Hortensia Soler; and a brother, Ignacio Soler, Jr.

Survivors include three daughters, Ana (Michael) Linton, Sylvia (Russel) Smith, and Ivette Arango; four grandchildren, Michelle Fernandez, Eduardo (Bobbie) Fernandez, Kimberly (Joe) Weis, and Jennifer VanDierendonk; and eight great-grandchildren.


  • Ana (Michael) Linton, Daughter
  • Sylvia (Russel) Smith, Daughter
  • Ivette Arango, Daughter
  • Michelle Fernandez, Granddaughter
  • Eduardo (Bobbie) Fernandez, Grandson
  • Kimberly (Joe) Weis, Granddaughter
  • Jennifer VanDierendonk, Granddaughter
  • Eight great-grandchildren.

  • Eduardo Fernandez, Pallbearer
  • Russel Smith, Pallbearer
  • Ian Lefort, Pallbearer
  • Tim Williams, Pallbearer
  • Jose Artigas, Pallbearer
  • Jose Somoza, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, December 7, 2018

Hortensia F. Arango

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Maria Elena Benitez-Grimoldi

December 3, 2018

As a little girl, I thought she was one of the most elegant woman. I wanted to dress and look like her. My grandfather, Martin Tapanes, was very fond of her.

Jenifer & Michael Lefort

December 3, 2018

To the whole family - we are so sorry for your loss. Ivette - we love you. Jenifer, Michael and Ian Lefort

Vicky Wood

December 3, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Vicky & Robert Wood