March 9, 1929 – April 5, 2019
Josephine Torres, 1929-2019, passed at 90 years old. She leaves her husband Manuel Torres; three children Mario Torres, Anna Marie Torres, and Michael Torres; three grandchildren Travis Torres, Sean Torres, and Emily Torres and her two sisters Irene Gouge and Beatrice Fernandez. Josephine was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Sister. She was a selfless human being who loved her family unconditionally. A hard working woman with an enormous heart. Her empathy and compassion has touched many. Josephine worked as a bookkeeper before her sixty-two year marriage to Manuel. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and would volunteer her time and energy to assist with fund raisers and events for the church. One of her many catchphrases she would say when someone did some act of good faith or kindness was, “Your Reward Shall be in Heaven”.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Monday, April 15 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 26th Street and Gillham Road; burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 38th Street and Park Drive, Kansas City, KS. Visitation will be at the McGilley Midtown Chapel from 3-6 pm Sunday, April 14, where the Rosary will be prayed during the visitation. Flowers may be delivered Monday through Friday, 9-5. Saturday 9-12.
- Visitation and Rosary Sunday, April 14, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 15, 2019
- Graveside Committal Service Monday, April 15, 2019
Mary Lou Riley
April 13, 2019
Aunt Josephine was also the perfect Aunt. I have my lifetime of memories from being in a wedding together, her a bridesmaid and me a flowergirl. I always knew when she was making tortillas because of the rolling pin banging on the table. Her technique. To carry on tradition, Aunt Josephine helped me learn to make Grandma Rodriguez tamales. She would say, "a spoonful of this or a handful of that". I would stop her and pour the contents of the spoon or her hand into normal measuring spoons to translate the recipe. On this occasion, the sauce was made. We all tasted to make sure it was perfect. Everyone said perfect until I took a taste. With tears, I said, "HOT!" Everyone laughed as a big can of tomatoes was added. This cooking class took place on one of my trips from Arizona into Kansas. Aunt Josephine rearranged her schedule to make learning to make tamales happen for me. Aunt Josephine and Uncle Manuel were a testimony to LOVE. Uncle Manuel, I send hugs to you. Prayers and Love to All your family