Lorene Margaret Mixon

September 4, 1933April 20, 2021

Lorene M. Mixon, 87, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2021. Lorene was born September 4, 1933 to Charles and Margaret O'Laughlin (Grabmiller) in Kansas City, Kansas. When she was 8, her family moved to Gladstone, Missouri. She attended Big Shoal Elementary School and graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1951. She began working at General Tire soon after graduation. In 1957, she married the love of her life, Richard H. Mixon. When Richard started building houses, she became his bookkeeper and continued it until her death. Following Richard's death, Lorene began volunteering at the Immacolata Manor Thrift Store in Liberty, Missouri. In 1996, she was awarded the Golden Rule Award from JCPenney for the work she did there. She continued to volunteer at Mission Thrift and Angel's Attic until her passing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, a granddaughter, Lexi Mixon, and one brother, Russell O'Laughlin.

She leaves behind four children, Margaret Sammon, Jayne Gier (Michael), Charles Mixon (Angie), and Richard Mixon, Jr. (Cindy); eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and five siblings.

A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Friday, April 23, 2021 at St. Charles Borremeo Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 3:00 PM. Burial will follow services in Resurrection Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.

Charitable contributions in her memory may be made to the Bishop Sullivan Center and KEXS 1090 Catholic Radio Station.


  • Margaret Sammon, Daughter
  • Jayne Gier (Michael), Daughter
  • Charles Mixon (Angie), Son
  • Richard Mixon, Jr. (Cindy), Son
  • Eight grandchildren
    Ten great-grandchildren
    Five siblings

  • Bishop Sullivan Center
  • KEXS 190 Catholic Radio Station


  • Visitation

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, April 23, 2021


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Richard Puhr and Family

April 25, 2021

To the whole Mixon Family. Please accept our prayers and condolences at this time of loss. We will fondly remember our parents' best friends Lorene and Richard and family as we were growing up. Lorene was always a kind and loving person. God bless.

Barb Grawe

April 23, 2021

After my husband died, Rene became one of my dearest friends. We traveled together, visiting Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and many places in the United States. We had wonderful times together, we laughed a lot. I will really miss her. My heart goes out to her family. You meant the world to her.


Veronica Sayers

April 22, 2021

I had the pleasure to be Lorene’s stylist for a many number of years. Our clients become like family and I will miss our conversations about everything under the sun. Lorene was always an inspiration to me to just keep on going and not stop. She always was volunteering and active which I admired so much. I love the picture of her in her green as that is how I think of her, she was always festive for the occasions and with her sports teams too. I will think of her on Fridays when I would normally be seeing her and I will smile for knowing her. RIP Lorene. ❤️

Julia Nelson

April 22, 2021

I was sad to hear the passing of Lorene, she was one of the sweetest women I ever knew. She was my Godmother, and every year sent me a Christmas card. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you, Margaret, Jayne, Charlie, and Rick, and your families. I will always remember all the fun we had as children, and I will be always thankful for the friendship your mom and my mom shared.

Kimberly Gordanier

April 21, 2021

Lorene was always a ray of sunshine and made me feel so welcome when I would come to participate in the family garage sale. I remember she loved Donut King donuts! She always had a smile on her face and told it how it was. You will be missed. Heaven gained another great angel! Rest In Peace, Lorene!

Leslie Franzen

April 21, 2021

I am going to miss you!!