Dr. Louis Badeen Sr.

January 19, 1920January 15, 2012

Dr. Louis J. Badeen, Sr., 91, of Leawood, Kansas passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 24th, 10:00 a.m., at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11822 Holmes, Kansas City, MO, with burial following in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Louis was born, January 19, 1920, in McAlester, Oklahoma. He practiced Dentistry since 1945 and was past President of UMKC School Dental Alumni. He was also past Chapter President as well as past National President of UNICO National (Italian American Service organization). He was a retired officer with the Army Air Corps and served in WWII. Louis was a philanthropic fundraiser for many local and national causes. He was a generous man, a loving father, brother, grandfather and will be dearly missed. Louis was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Rosemary Badeen. He is survived by his three sons; Dr. Louis J. Badeen, II and wife LaVaughn, Dr. Michael H. Badeen and Dr. Steven J. Badeen and wife Maryann; brother, Fr. John Badeen; seven grandchildren, Jonathan, Lisa, Thomas, Brandon, Andrew, Ben and Mary Elizabeth.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dr. Louis Badeen Sr.

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Bill-Shirley Calvin

March 17, 2012

We are so sorry to have lost Dr. Badeen. He and Rosemary gave us many happy memories. Our prayers are with the family. He was a wonderful person...the world has lost a great man.
Bill and Shirley Calvin

Rex Morton

January 30, 2012

Louis was Margaret's favorite Uncle and he was like an older brother to me. We visited mostly by telephone and it was a pleasure to talk to him. When I visited him, about three years ago, we spent several hours cooking a most tasty dish and Louis was a master at such. He will be missed. Blessings to the family.

Liz Essay

January 27, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of my Godfather, Doc Badeen. He was so funny and always made me laugh and he always pulled out a $5.00 bill to give me every time he saw me. To a little girl, that was the best Godfather ever-of course. I'm sorry we lost touch as we both got older but know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I'm glad my parents chose him to be my Godfather as I have many great memories. ---Liz Essay Goddaughter

Jennie Farah Alves

January 25, 2012

Uncle Louis put a smile on everyone's face. He brightened a room when he entered. Uncle Louis was a sweet, thoughtful and caring man. He seemed to remember a lot of personal things about you and your family, which always made you feel special. He will be missed by all. We love you Uncle Louis.


January 24, 2012

I am so saddened to learn of the death of my dear cousin Louis. Receive our deepest sympathy from me, my son, my daughter and her husband. Your dad, cousin Louis, was a wonderful man and very fun person to be with. I was very proud of being his cousin and friend and will always have great memories of him. Your dad will be mourned forever. My prayers are with you. God bless you all.

Mari Dahm

January 24, 2012

I'll never forget the time my sister Andrea and I went to see Dr. (Louis) Badeen when he was in the Argyle building in downtown KC. He was watching us walk down the sidewalk to the door and shot the water from the water spicket at us from the 8th (?) floor, Gwen his receptionist and the gold rings!

Katherine Farah

January 23, 2012

Uncle Louis and Aunt Rosemary we're like grandparents to us when we were growing up. I remember visiting there house as a little girl and they always had a box of toys for us to play with ... just some odds and ends they had put together for when children came to visit. It wasn't a big thing but it was so sweet and it made us feel special and appreciated. It's hard to explain but I guess what I'm trying to say is we always felt welcomed and loved by them. They called every holiday and the days in between to see how we were doing. I hope I can be there for my nieces the way they were there for us. Uncle Louis was always there with a hug and smile and advice. He made me laugh and sometimes cry. The last time I saw him he showed such concern for me, it really touched me and I took his words to heart. I loved him very much and I will miss him. My prayers go out to the rest of the family and all the people who's lives they made better just by being in them.

Jack Robinson

January 22, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

January 22, 2012

We wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Louie.

Deepest sympathy

Ted & Lynne Markham

Riad & Ghada Siada

January 21, 2012

I met uncle Louis first time in Damascus when I was a little child in the sixties. I still remember his charmful personality during the large family gatherings at our house, or at one of Damascus nice restaurant. He was always very witty and adorable person during his several visits to Syria during the 60s & 70s. Our relationship grew stronger after I came to the US in 1979. We would meet at various family "get-togethers" at his house, Riad and Diane's in MO or MI, in Knoxville TN, at Father John's house in MI, in Sugarland at Jennie's place (my late grandmother), in Columbus OH where we lived in 90s, and lastly at my grandmother Jennie's funeral in July 2010. During the years after Ghada & I married in 1988, uncle Louis always stayed in touch by calling us periodically. He would ask about everyone by name. We will always miss him.

In addition, my mother Munia and my father Samih will miss him dearly. He constantly was calling them to Damascus, or to my house when they visited with us to check on my dad's health up until a few months ago.

Our sincere condolences to his sons and their families, his brother Father John, his sister Vivian and brother Foaud in Damascus, and to all the extended family members.

Riad, Ghada, Omar, and Ruby