Kendra O'Brien

March 21, 1976April 5, 2012

Kendra O’Brien, 36, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 10th, 10:00 a.m., at Cure of Ars Catholic Church, 9401 Mission Road, Leawood, KS, 66206, with burial following in Mt. Moriah South Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, April 9th, at Cure of Ars Church, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the Rosary will be prayed at 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cure of Ars Catholic School. Kendra was born March 21, 1976 in Omaha, Nebraska to Kennis & Joan (Jacobs) Mann. She grew up in Norton, KS and graduated from Norton Community High School in 1994. She graduated from K-State in 1998, with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design. After college she began her career at Gear for Sports, then worked at Design Resources, Inc. Kendra met her husband to be, Gregory O’Brien at the Overland Park Athletic Club. After their courtship of “the four seasons” they were married on May 2, 2003 at Holy Trinity by Monsignor Ray Burger. After many challenges, they were blessed with their first born son, Griffin Michael O’Brien on August 13, 2005. Blessed again with a daughter, Josephine Kay O’Brien “a spit fire image of Mommy,” was born on March 29, 2009. Kendra devoted her life to raising her children and caring for her family. Many lives were touched by her faith, her kindness and loving heart. Kendra was preceded in death by her grandfather, Donald L. Mann. She is survived by her grandparents, Elaine Mann, Vernon and Gladys Jacobs, parents, Kennis and Joan Mann; husband, Greg; son, Griffin; daughter, Josie; brothers, Joshua and Zachary Mann; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.


  • Visitation Monday, April 9, 2012
  • Rosary Service Monday, April 9, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Eddie Connor

October 20, 2012

Greg, I had no idea of your loss. I just found out today. I want you to know that i am a big power of prayer kind of guy. It has been the only thing that has saved my life after losing my wife to breast cancer. I'm here for you man. Call me sometime...

Jeremiah Nichol

October 4, 2012

I'm so sorry for the loss of Kendra. My name is Jeremiah Nichol. I'll never forget her. I remember her being the cutest girl in the Kindergarten class. She's was so sweet and beautiful.

Tom & Julie Nichol

October 4, 2012

Dear Kennis, Joan and the Mann/OBrian Families,

Julie and I were deeply saddened to recently learn of Kendra's passing. We remember her as the sweet little girl of the same age as our Jeremiah. May God hold all of you gently in his hands as He does Kendra this very moment.

Our most sincere prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Michael Aho

September 2, 2012

To the Mann Family, Greg and the kids, I'm saddened to just now hear of Kendra's passing. She was a special woman who I'm privileged to have touched my life. I know she is missed. Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Maurice Barros

May 11, 2012


Really sorry to hear about Kendra, she will be missed! I know in my heart that she is in a great place now. Take care of yourself. Sincerely, Maurice and Karen Barros

April 17, 2012

To Kennis, Joan & family,
We were saddened to hear of the death of Kendra. We all remember her as a very delightful child. And she grew up to be a terrific person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
David & Karen Cozad, Tracy,Jon & Jeremy Norton

Sherri Hann Johnson

April 17, 2012

Greg, I am praying for you and your young children...I am saddened so by your loss. From many years ago at KCBOT,

Sherri (Hann) Johnson

April 17, 2012

Greg, I am praying for you and your small saddened by your loss. From many years ago at KCBOT,

Laura Hasler

April 14, 2012

Hi greg, I'm one of Jamie's best friends from college. Just wanted you to know there are people praying for u and your kiddos far and wide everywhere. My heart goes out to u Blessings, Laura Hasler.

Nicole Grant

April 12, 2012

To Kennis and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, you're in my prayers.