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Maria Elena Ceja

July 30, 1955December 19, 2020

Maria Elena Ceja, age 65, of Kansas City, MO passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020. A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 1pm - 3pm at the McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 NE Vivion Rd., Kansas City, MO 64119.

Maria was born on July 30, 1955 in Zamora, Michoacan, MX to parents Jose Luis and Martha (Avendaño) Ruiz. Maria worked for Weld Racing for 25 years and retired to be a stay at home grandma and cared for her 16 grandchildren as well as many other children.

Some of Maria’s favorite pastimes included crocheting, sewing, embroidery, gardening, listening to music, and, of course, cooking for and spending time with her family.

She also had a special love of soccer and watching it with her husband.

Her love and motherly advice will be especially missed by her family.

Maria is preceded in death by her mother; and son, Alejandro Ceja. She leaves behind her husband of 47 years, Miguel Ceja; children, Miguel, Maria, Diana, Leti, and Mateo; 16 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.


  • Miguel Ceja, Husband
  • Miguel, Maria, Diana, Leti, and Mateo, Children
  • 16 Grandchildren
    3 Great-grandchildren


  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, January 2, 2021


Maria Elena Ceja

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Lexi Ceja

December 22, 2020

Mamo hermosa♥️
This happiness was my favorite...Mateo loves his mamo so much & she loved her Mateo even more.
I loved going to grandma’s house & eating her yummy pancakes in the morning & Burger King whoopers for lunch.
Mamo hermosa we will miss you day will ever feel okay without you & dad.

Correna Ceja

December 22, 2020

I’ll miss going over every year to put up the Christmas tree and bake with you, Abuelito, and Tia. I’ll always remember the times you use to beat all of us at loteria all the time! And I’ll definitely miss your famous pancakes🥰 Thank you for being an amazing grandma, I’ll forever cherish the memories we made. Te amo y te extraño mucho Abuelita🥺💕

Giselle Ceja

December 22, 2020

I will forever cherish the wonderful memories and advice my abuelita shared with me. I’m so thankful for everything you’ve done for me and my sisters and for being the best abuelita ever 💘 my best memories are coming over to put up the Christmas tree every year and bake cookies while playing lotería 🥺 No one could ever take the place of my abuelita and I will never stop missing you. Te quiero mucho mi abuelita chula ❤️

Leti Ceja

December 22, 2020

Thank you for always being the best mom, I will miss your love, advice, compassion, and overall voice . Thanks for always being the best grandma and second mom to mateo. Please continue to care and guide him please I need you now more than ever mommy chula 🧡😔

Alina Ceja

December 22, 2020

I love you my beautiful abuela 🥺💜, rest easy angel 💜💜

Sandra De campos

December 21, 2020

La muerte de un ser querido además de ser dolorosa nos abate y nos angustia, pero tenemos una promesa animadora de parte del dador de la vida, que la muerte ya no existirá, ni habrá más tristeza ni llanto ni dolor, Apocalipsis 21:4. Si gusta saber más de esta esperanza segura, con gusto responderé sus inquietudes a mi correo.