OBITUARY

Mercedes E. Amado-Ledo

December 7, 1925May 24, 2013

Our mother, Mercedes E. Amado-Ledo, 87, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on May 24, 2013, due to complications of heart disease. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at Church of the Ascension, 9510 West 127th St., Overland Park, KS. Private burial in Resurrection Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, where she received excellent care in her final days.Mercedes was born December 7, 1925 in Havana, Cuba. She attended Catholic schools and earned a degree in Commerce (bookkeeping), working for the Cuban Medical Association. She married the late David Enrique Amado-Ledo M.D. on December 17, 1948 and assisted him with his medical practice over the years. After much hardship she arrived in the United States in 1966 and became a naturalized citizen in 1971.She was always highly dedicated to rearing her two children, daughter Mercy and son Henry, supporting and encouraging them in higher learning and eventual medical careers. Blessed with an even temperament and a kind nature, she was always available to offer a listening ear and extend wise advice in adverse circumstances. She was very sociable and willing to help others, with a sweet disposition and unassuming modesty about her own accomplishments. In brief, she was much loved by all who have known her.She was preceded in death by her husband Enrique, her mother Mercedes, and her father Aurelio, as well as her brother Aurelito who died in his youth. Her survivors are her daughter Mercedes C. Amado M.D., pediatric allergist in Kansas City, and her son Henry Amado M.D., psychiatrist in San Diego. Requiescat in pace; que en paz descanse; may she rest in everlasting peace.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Luis Fuentes

August 10, 2013

Con mucha pena acabamos de leer la noticia. Reciban nuestras condolencias.
Soy Luis David Fuentes Ledo, nieto de su tio David Ledo. Vivo hace 13 años en Frankfort, Kentucky y mi madre está de visita por estos días. Le agradecería establecer contacto con ustedes. (502-472 6902).

May 30, 2013

My sympathy to Dr. Mercedes Amado and her family. YOu are in my thoughts and prayers.
Helen Murphy

Teresa Dorsey

May 28, 2013

Dear Mercy: You cared for your mother so beautifully! Take solace in the precious relationship that you had with her. May you be comforted by the many special times you shared and may you smile often at her memory.
God bless you. Teresa Dorsey

May 28, 2013

Dear Mercy

Roxann and I were so saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. I only met her a few times but you spoke of her often; and, I felt I knew her well. She was such a gracious lady. I know you will miss her terribly.
"Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted.” Time heals. Right now you just concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other. Soon the hurt will subside and you will remember the good times. We will keep you in our prayers.

Jeanne Burge

May 28, 2013

Oh Dr. Amado...Blessed was your Mother! You took great care of her and I'm sure she knew it. Your little mom was the sweetest little mother ever. You and your brother are in my thoughts and prayers forever. Truly and Sincerely, jb

Dolores & Mark Suenram

May 28, 2013

Dear Mercy,
I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother. She has been and will continue to be so proud of you and your brother.

Cindy&Quentin Brinkworth

May 27, 2013

Mercedes, Quentin and I are saddened to hear of your mothers' passing. The one time I met her she was the sweetest lady, very cordial. God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow.

Betty Taylor

May 27, 2013

Dr. Mercedes Amado, please accept our condolences for the loss of your precious mom. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you, your brother, other family members and friends.
Sincerly, Betty Taylor, Nina Taylor, Devin Williams and Gianna Taylor-Todd.

FROM THE FAMILY