OBITUARY

Jeffrey Panuco

April 3, 1951May 17, 2019
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Jeff Panuco, age 68, of Independence, MO passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be 11am, Saturday, May 25, 2019 at McGilley Sheil Funeral Home, with the visitation beginning at 10am. In honor of Jeff's memory, family is requesting casual attire.

Jeff was born on April 3, 1951 in Kansas City, KS, the first of six boys born to Benjamin and Christine (Sullivan) Panuco. Jeff was a member of the Seminole Nation. He met his wife Robin, in the summer of 1983 and they married later that year, and had been married for 35 years.

He graduated from Southeast High School in Kansas City, MO and then worked at Sears Distribution Center for 24 years, at which time they closed down. Jeff took this opportunity to pursue his life-long dream of going to college, graduating from Penn Valley Community College as a Physical Therapy Assistant. He worked at Independence Regional Health Center and then The Groves, until retired in 2018.

Jeff was an avid sports fanatic. His personal passions included bowling, where he won a televised Fred Broski Invitational Tournament, and golf, where he had two holes in one, the only ones he had in his lifetime. He was a lifelong fan of the KC Chiefs and KC Royals (and was a long time season ticket holder).

He loved to encourage his loved ones in any endeavor they pursued, and never missed an opportunity to watch his children and later, grandchildren, whether they played soccer, baseball, softball of basketball.

Preceding Jeff in death are his parents; brothers Mark, Fred and Victor Panuco.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Robin, of the home; children Chrissy Striplin, Independence, MO; Shelley Edie, North Kansas City, MO; Casey Panuco (Bobby Williams), Independence, MO; Michelle Panuco (Bill Masland) Blue Springs, MO; and Matthew Panuco, Independence, MO; grandchildren Alyssa Striplin, Codie Edie, Miranda Edie, Moriah Panuco and Liam Masland: great grandson Lucas Edie; brothers Doug Panuco (Deb), Liberty, MO and Greg Panuco (Mary), Kansas City, MO; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nehpews.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Phillip Panuco

May 26, 2019

I first met Jeff when he was 5 years old in 1956. My father, Bernie Panuco, was visiting his Kansas City MO relatives including my Uncle Ben & Aunt Chris. At that time I was about 10 years old and going into the 4th Grade. My father brought my mother, LaVeda, with brothers/sisters, Mike, Bridget, Pat, and baby Vickie. We were moving from Yokohama Japan to Fort Lewis Washington with a stopover in Kansas City. The only thing I could remember about Uncle Ben's house was his kitchen that a breakfast nook. I had never seen one like that. I am sorry that I have not really followed up with my extended family. Phillip Panuco, 9717 Roe Drive, Santee CA 92071, Cell: (619) 341-1553

Jamie Montes

May 26, 2019

My condolences go out to the Panuco Family.
My wife April has had the pleasure of waiting on them at the Big Biscuit in Blue Springs as they always asked for her as her waitress.
Love Jamie Montes & the Montes Family. ❤️

Daniel Cole

May 21, 2019

Thanks Jeff, for coming out to meet me when I visited my cousin Doug Panuco and later brought my wife to meet all my family out there. You will be missed!

Kim Davis

May 21, 2019

I loved working with Jeff at The Groves he was always so positive. He took great care of his patients.
There are people in life that you dont always have to talk too but just seeing them puts a smile on your face.
Jeff was one of those people.
His time was too short but I can guarantee you he made difference.

Moriah Panuco

May 18, 2019

My grandpa was the BIGGEST royals fan. He loved them just as much in their days of success as he did in their days of defeat. I remember all the countless games he took me to and that’s something I’ll never forget being able to share those moments with him. Throughout the years my grandpa was my biggest supporter in everything I did but especially sports. He always made sure I had what I needed to succeed and be at my best. He helped me find my love for those two sports and gave me the confidence I couldn’t find in myself. He always believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. No matter how hot it was, how long the rain delays were, how many basketball games I had in a day or how far away they were, he was always right there in the stands cheering me on. I will forever be grateful and cherish all the memories I have with him. He made such an impact on all our lives. He was the sweetest man, with the biggest heart, and was so loved and will be missed deeply. I love you so much old man!! Until we meet again ❤️

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Biography

Jeff Panuco, age 68, of Independence, MO passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be 11am, Saturday, May 25, 2019 at McGilley Sheil Funeral Home, with the visitation beginning at 10am. In honor of Jeff's memory, family is requesting casual attire.

Jeff was born on April 3, 1951 in Kansas City, KS, the first of six boys born to Benjamin and Christine (Sullivan) Panuco. Jeff was a member of the Seminole Nation. He met his wife Robin, in the summer of 1983 and they married later that year, and had been married for 35 years.

He graduated from Southeast High School in Kansas City, MO and then worked at Sears Distribution Center for 24 years, at which time they closed down. Jeff took this opportunity to pursue his life-long dream of going to college, graduating from Penn Valley Community College as a Physical Therapy Assistant. He worked at Independence Regional Health Center and then The Groves, until retired in 2018.

Jeff was an avid sports fanatic. His personal passions included bowling, where he won a televised Fred Broski Invitational Tournament, and golf, where he had two holes in one, the only ones he had in his lifetime. He was a lifelong fan of the KC Chiefs and KC Royals (and was a long time season ticket holder).

He loved to encourage his loved ones in any endeavor they pursued, and never missed an opportunity to watch his children and later, grandchildren, whether they played soccer, baseball, softball of basketball.

Preceding Jeff in death are his parents; brothers Mark, Fred and Victor Panuco.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Robin, of the home; children Chrissy Striplin, Independence, MO; Shelley Edie, North Kansas City, MO; Casey Panuco (Bobby Williams), Independence, MO; Michelle Panuco (Bill Masland) Blue Springs, MO; and Matthew Panuco, Independence, MO; grandchildren Alyssa Striplin, Codie Edie, Miranda Edie, Moriah Panuco and Liam Masland: great grandson Lucas Edie; brothers Doug Panuco (Deb), Liberty, MO and Greg Panuco (Mary), Kansas City, MO; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nehpews.