Kathleen Louise Amaro

April 14, 1966August 11, 2019

Kathleen Louise Amaro, 53, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri passed away August 11, 2019.

Kathleen was born in Kansas City, Missouri on April 14th, 1966. She lived in the Kansas City area her entire life. She attended Blue Ridge Christian School while living in Raymore on a small farm just off 58 Highway. There she developed a love for all animals. Later moving to Independence, she attended Tri-City Christian School and then Van Horn high school. At age 17 her father was diagnosed with liver cancer, so she stayed home from school to be with him while she could. He passed six months later. She received her GED and went on to UMKC for a year. After awhile she became interested in horses. That is how she met the love of her life; Michael, her husband. She purchased a show horse from Michael's parents' horse stable. Meanwhile; she started karate and earned her black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Kathleen and Michael married September 28th 1985. 3 years later it was at this time they attended Kansas City Baptist Temple where Michael and Kathleen made a profession of faith and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Meanwhile; at Kansas City Baptist Temple she discovered her appetite and love for the perfect word of God, the 1611 Authorized King James Version, and couldn't get enough of it.

David was born on May 27th 1990, 3 weeks premature; Samuel was born April 19th 1992. Kathleen knew the final authority of the Word of God and used it as a manual to train up her children. The desire of her heart for them was to know and accept the salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ. As well as have a personal relationship and love for God; "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength:". Kathleen homeschooled and taught her boys the art of music. Meanwhile; she earned her second black belt in Shotokan karate. It was at this point you didn't mess with Kathleen.

After moving to Pleasant Hill, she trained and completed a course to be a certified dog trainer. After that she wrote and sold an e-book and other online articles about puppy potty training, she is rated as a Platinum level expert author. While living in Pleasant Hill she enjoyed sketching and painting.

Through Kathleen's life her love for animals varied from birds, many dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, cats, fish, and horses. Kathleen always had a nurturing instinct to love and care for all life.

Kathleen will be dearly missed but we can take comfort in the fact that she is in a better place with our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Michael, her two sons David (Kristine) Amaro and Samuel Amaro, her mother-in-law Lucille Amaro, her sister-in-law Mary (Marvin) Davis, her brother-in-law John (Lynn) Amaro, her nieces, nephews and brother.

A Visitation will be held from 11:00am to 1:00pm followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 17 at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri.


  • John Grover Shanholtzer (deceased), Father
  • Jean (Rains) Shanholtzer (deceased), Mother
  • Michael Amaro, Husband of 33 Years
  • David (Kristine) Amaro, Son
  • Samuel Amaro, Son
  • Lucille Amaro, Mother-in-law
  • Mary (Marvin) Davis, Sister-in-law
  • John (Lynn) Amaro, Brother-in-law
  • Neices, Nephews, and Brother, ...


  • Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, August 17, 2019


Kathleen Louise Amaro

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Michelle Arcidino

August 18, 2019

I have known Mike and Kathleen for many years! I’am saddened by the news of her passing. Kathleen was a sweet person and will be missed! My prayers are with the family always!

Linda Wurzer Schnaible

August 15, 2019

I am shocked and saddened to hear of Kathleen’s passing. We had reconnected not long a go, and I was happy to see what a beautiful family you had. Please know my thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

Sonya Silvey

August 15, 2019

Kathleen was such a beautiful person. Our hearts go out to your family. We will pray for peace, comfort, and healing. She had such positive energy. She will definatly be missed by everyone who knew her. Loved her smile and bubbly personality. We are so sorry for your loss. Love, Silvey Family

Kathryn Harris Graham

August 15, 2019

Michael and Family....words cannot express the love and support I am sending your way right now. Remember the good times - I will! Michael...I remember when you guys first met and how you showed her the ropes all over the barn. Her first ride on Bacardi (and his line up dancing and spins that almost got her tossed off) and the trick ride on Bombay - he was such a pistol! She handled it all beautifully - especially all our crazy antics back in the day.

Love you always....

Craig and Jeannie Shanholtzer

August 14, 2019

Our hearts are so heavy. We know you are at peace with Jesus. Love you always.

Lucille Hall

August 13, 2019

Mike and I are so sad to hear of Kathleen’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May her soul Rest In Peace, and May the peace of the Lord be with all of you at this sad time.
Lucille and Mike Hall