OBITUARY

Irma Plantz

December 4, 1938May 12, 2019
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How does one sum up the lifetime of any one individual? Is it really the sum of all its Parts, or do we more appreciate a loved one when remembering the “little” things that, Collectively, sum up a life well lived?

Our Mother was, I believe, something truly special, though she would not have described Herself that way. She believed that “special” was a word which meant little unless used by Others to describe people or events separate from themselves. She had little patience for People who thought of themselves as special. She certainly believed that everyone in her Life was special, each in their own way. She treasured her friendships, and nurtured them. She was the friend everyone wanted to have; the most valued friend, I suspect, of most of them.

I think everyone knows that Mother was a great lover of books, and passing that gift to her children Was a source of great satisfaction to her. She encouraged us to read and to form our own opinions. She may have been interested in what we thought; rather more so, I should think, in how we Thought. She always appreciated a well-informed opinion, even when it differed from her own.

She enjoyed her yearly holiday. Some may not know how much she was able to travel throughout the United States during her later years, and these were special times for her. Some may also not know That she was a great lover of light houses, and always enjoyed visiting as many as possible during Her annual trips.

Our Mother was a kind, soft-spoken individual, sympathetic and generous to all. She was remarkably loyal to family and friends. She loved her grandchildren, and had a unique relationship with each of them. I know how much they will miss her. She seemed always to remember the little things, all those seemingly little things that invariably added up to something special. This is no small thing in a time When such qualities seem to be diminishing in regrettable, almost measurable ways.

How can we best honor the memory of such a person? It should not be thought that we can simply Find another such person, for none exists, not for us, anyway. We can emulate her fine qualities, to Be sure, but she would also have expected us to transcend the thoughts and attitudes of her lifetime, And to reach further for an understanding of the world we live in.

What makes a truly a special life? Well, I’m not sure it is so easily defined, but we know it when We see it, and she was it. She was our treasure, and is waiting to be found again.

Services

21 May

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Newcomer's Floral Hills Funeral Home

7000 BLUE RIDGE BLVD
KANSAS CITY, MO 64133

21 May

Celebration of Life

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Newcomer's Floral Hills Funeral Home

7000 BLUE RIDGE BLVD
KANSAS CITY, MO 64133

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Bruce Loewenberg

May 20, 2019

A wonderful classmate of mine at Raytown High School class of '56. Wish I had seen more of her after graduation.

Tracy Blunkall

May 20, 2019

OH!! what to say about Ms. Irma...she was the most beautiful, kindest, sweetest and loving lady!! She was always so fun to visit with (especially if it was her and Ms. Jackie Dixon) I laughed and laughed!! Those ladies would come into the restaurant to enjoy tea or Irma sometimes coffee and tell the best stories. She would sometimes get to tell me about her and Cook's trips and she picked out great gifts also :) Ms. Irma was just such a joy to see, when she walked in the room she always had a smile for me. I know she was greatly loved and will be greatly missed! I will miss our occasional visit at Brown Oil when you were in Eminence. I know you are having a wonderful time with your family and Jesus!! RIP in peace my sweet beautiful friend! Love you!!!

Jackie Dixon

May 18, 2019

It's with great sadness , that I am conveying this message of condolences to my friend Irma's family . My heart goes out to all of you ! Irma , was the friend who everyone would wish for , she was my very best friend ! I've told her often , over the years , how much her friendship meant to me . I loved her like the sister I never had , and I am so very proud to have called her my friend !! We shared a lot through the years , some heart aches , but lots and lots of laughter ! So , I'll say farewell for now my friend , fly high and free sweet lady !

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