Maria Rachel Estrada

May 14, 1945February 22, 2018
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Maria Rachel Estrada, 72, Kansas City North, passed away February 22, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospice House. A visitation is scheduled from 6-8 PM Thursday, March 1st, at the McGilley Antioch Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 AM Friday, March 2nd, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Kansas City, MO; cremation. Donations are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Rachel was born May 14, 1945 in Kansas City, KS. She was a mother to all who knew her. Rachel loved crafts, sewing and enjoyed watching her Lifetime and Hallmark movies. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rebecca Torres, and a brother, Louis Torres.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Alfonso “Sonny” Estrada, Jr.; daughter, Renee’ Estrada (Henry Quinde); sons, Mark Estrada (Stephanie Woolf), Christopher Estrada and Michael Estrada; 6 grandchildren, Martin Estrada, Marina Estrada, Enrique “Rico” Vargas, Andrea Vargas, Mark Estrada, Jr., and Angelina Aguilar; numerous godchildren, nephews, nieces, and great nieces and great nephews; and Chico and Molly Joe, her much loved dogs.


  • Christopher M. Estrada, Pallbearer
  • Michael A. Estrada, Pallbearer
  • Rico Vargas, Pallbearer
  • Roberto Lopez, Jr. , Pallbearer
  • Mark A. Estrada, Jr. , Pallbearer
  • Martin Estrada, Pallbearer
  • Steve Torres, Pallbearer
  • Richard L. Estrada, Pallbearer

  • American Diabetes Association


  • Visitation Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 2, 2018

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February 27, 2018

My condolences to the family.May you find comfort from God and his promises at 1Cor.15:26.

Kala DeSimone

February 27, 2018

Many thanks and love from the Cub Scouts of Troop 80, Holy Cross Parish. Rachel was an outstanding Cub Scout leader!

Marilyn Morgan

February 26, 2018

Please accept my deepest condolences on the death of our sweet Rachel. I admired the woman, wife, mother, grandmother and friend she was to so many. Rachel had a heart of gold, was an exceptional seamstress and possessed a wicked laugh. When she laughed, you couldn't help but laugh with her. She will be sorely missed. So sorry for your loss.
Marilyn (Hernandez) Morgan

curtis padilla

February 26, 2018

to say so sorry for your loss. you must admit that you were blessed with an angel of a mother that is all we ever want in a person.always remember what a great joy in her laughter and her smile and her ability to love and help anyone that she met. god has granted your family with a very special gift and it is time that he wants her to come home. we all will miss her gentle being and warmth but being blessed to the knowledge the she was a part of our family and that makes me proud to call her cousin. remember that one day we all will be reunited with our loved ones which will feel like an eternity but when we get to see them again it will feel like yesterday. always remember the lessons that she has ever so lovingly taught the family so you all will prosper and live wonderful lives. she was a great teacher on tolerance and love and will always be around watching to make sure you are always safe. god bless your and the whole family that loved her. peace be with you. curtis padilla.

Gloria Jean Torres

February 24, 2018

Estrada Family
Don't think of Aunt Rachel as gone away, her journey has just begun, life holds so many facets and earth is only one. Thinking of Aunt Rachel as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Aunt Rachel must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. Thinking of Aunt Rachel as living in the hearts of those she touched for nothing loved is ever lost and she is loved so much. May God comfort all at this time.