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McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown

20 West Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Kay McBroome Manchester

July 31, 1934February 7, 2020
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Kathleen (Kay) McBroome Manchester died on Friday, February 7, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO from a cerebral hemorrhage. Kay, or Katie to many, was born on July 31, 1934. The only child of Ralph and Dorothy McBroome, Kay grew up in Kansas City, graduated from Lillis High School and from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. Over the years Kay lent her unique professional talents to the Kansas City Board of Trade, Kansas City Spurs Soccer Club, the Kansas City Philharmonic, and The Maine Anjou Association. In 1980 Kay began a career in Human Resources with Sprint and retired as a Director in 1998. While Kay enjoyed a satisfying career at Sprint, what she valued most about her time there were the life-long friendships she made and the people whose lives she impacted through her ability to lead with grace, sensitivity and humor. In retirement Kay enjoyed travels to Austria, England, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, and Scotland. When home, she enjoyed visiting the Nelson-Atkins Museum, movies at the Tivoli, plays at Copaken Theatre, Heartland Men’s Choir performances at the Folly Theatre, trying new restaurants and trusting old favorites. Kay was fiercely proud of her Irish heritage and passed that pride on to her children and grandchildren. Her concern for others’ well-being was genuine and profound. Kay would say that her greatest accomplishment and her greatest joy was her family. She leaves behind, to miss her every single day, her best friend, life partner and husband of 25 years, William Manchester; her daughters, Tracey Brown Westhoff, Kansas City, MO, Terry Brown Chapin (John), Weston, MO; stepdaughter, Molly Manchester Giguere (Mike), Ft. Collins, CO; granddaughters, Meghan Chapin Duckworth (Shawn), Chicago, IL, Katelyn Chapin (Tim Penrod), Kansas City, MO, and Ryann Chapin, Weston MO; grandchildren, Jordan, Logan, and Caleb Hardy, Madison and Connor Giguere, Ft. Collins, CO; great-grandson, John Ryder Chapin, Weston, MO; and her dear cousin, Dr. Barbara McCool (Montague Brown), Kansas City, MO The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd, KCMO 64111. The family requests that anyone who wishes to donate in Kay’s honor make a contribution to Children’s Mercy Dept. of Philanthropy, 2401 Gillham Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108. Condolences may be offered at www.mcgilleymidtownchapel.com

Services

  • A Celebration of Kay's Life Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 13, 2020

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Bobby Aguilar

February 14, 2020

I want to express my condolences for the loss of Kay. I only met her once at the dental office that my late wife (Kim) worked at as her dental hygienist. Every year we would receive a beautiful Christmas card and I always knew before looking at the return address that it was from Kay because of her unique hand writing. When Kim passed this past December, I received a beautiful letter from Kay that brought tears to my eyes. Kim always talked very highly of Kay and now two beautiful angels are in heaven together.

Cathy Francis

February 14, 2020

Terry &Tracey, I'm so sorry for the loss of your lovely mother. Moms are hard to lose...Cathy Francis

Terry Brown Chapin

February 11, 2020

Angie Larsen

February 11, 2020

I just wanted to share some words I would use to describe Keeney. Supportive, Loving, Generous, Fun, Hilarious, Smart, Wise, and really really COOL!! She would never judge anyone. Instead, she would try to understand them and think of ways she could help them or show them she cared. I know first hand because that was my experience with her. She was a beautiful person and one that I aspire to be like. Love and prayers to her family that I know will miss her dearly.

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