Mary Vera

May 9, 1928May 11, 2013

Mary Vera passed away May 11, 2013. She was born May 9, 1928, in Plao Pinto, Texas, but lived in Kansas City her whole life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Vera; parents, Pablo and Antonia Hernandez; two sisters, Lupe Rodriguez and Lily Morales; brother, Frank Hernandez and two daughters, Theresa Medellin and Diana Vera. She is survived by five sons, Mike Castaneda (Patty), Anthony Castaneda (Rosario), Raymond Castaneda, Edward Vera (Anita), and Frank Vera, nine daughters, Helen Madrueno, Rita Mendez (Edward), Barbara Esparza, Yolanda Piseno, Susan Palacio, Mary Vera, Carmen Vera, Laura Vera and Patricia Holy (Les); brother, Manuel Hernandez; sisters, Margaret Armendariz, Jane Vasquez, Angie Hernandez and Lila Casperson; 60 grandchildren, 111 great grandchildren and 17 great- great grandchildren. Mary always supported her grandchildren in getting their education. She had a strong religious belief and prayed her Rosary faithfully. When her children needed a strong shoulder or someone to listen, her door was always open. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was the heartbeat of our family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Holy Name Church, 16 South Iowa, Kansas City, Kan. Burial following at St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the McGilley Midtown Chapel, with the Rosary at 6 p.m. Condolences may be made at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-753-6200


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2013
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, May 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mary Vera

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April 14, 2014

Mom,Sitting here thinking about you,missing you.It will be a year since you have left .You will never leave my heart.Just want you to know I love you.It still hurts to go places without you.Thank you,for teaching me to face what life brings.GOOD NIGHT!lots of love. your daughter Helen

March 6, 2014

Thinking of you more and more each day. I love you mom and I miss you very much. Help me to watch over my kids. God bless you.

Yolanda Vera-Piseno

March 5, 2014

Mom a very Special Angel Thank you for the love you gave us tell dad I love and miss him dearly

June 29, 2013

hi mom,

i miss you very much, thank you for supporting me during difficult times in my life.

love Eddeie

Rosemary 'Rosie' Cabret

June 18, 2013

To my cousins, I am extending my condolences in the loss of your beautiful mom. Whom I am proud to call my tia. When i was home i went to visit her and give my farewells. She is home now. Love you guys

June 13, 2013

Mom,just thinking of you,I miss you very much.I cry,can't believe you are not here with where love very much and will be missed.You where all we had. I love and miss you with all my heart. Love Helen

June 11, 2013

hi mom, just sitting here thinking of you about ready to say the rosary with lil eddie, please forgive me for all i have done and the things i failed to do. I LOVE VERY MUCH

YOUR SON Edward Rudolph Paul Vera

June 10, 2013

you will always live within me mom, i love you.

your son Eddie

June 3, 2013

thank you for all you have done for me and to prepare me to live my life



June 1, 2013

I love you mom