OBITUARY

Modest Compos

February 24, 1929January 12, 2021
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Modest Compos, 91 of Kansas City, Missouri walked the staircase of Heaven happily on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Northcare Hospice House. The services will be held at McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown on Saturday, Jan 16, 2021. Visitation will be from 9-11 am at the chapel with a funeral service to follow at 11. The burial will follow after at St. Mary’s Cemetery to lay her to rest. COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

Modest was born in Kansas City, MO to Augustine Rivas and Petra Martinez Rivas on February 24th, 1929. Growing up, as the youngest sibling, she was kept safe and cared for. She spent her days helping father pick herbs and vegetables from their backyard, helping her mother with household chores and spent her days with friends. In her youth, her name fit her well, she was soft spoken, gentle, and kind. She was introduced to her soulmate, John, by her friend and he fell for her. They were married on July 19th of 1947. She was part of the Guadalupanas of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and attended Catholic church as long as she could. She and John lived a full life together from building a family, vacationing with loved ones, and hosting friends in their home. For the people who knew her, they knew she was a homemaker for her family. She fed them, taught them morals, celebrated victories, and loved them well. She is known for her delicious meals, long phone conversations, having a creative mind, a beautiful singing voice, a contagious laugh, and the warmest, most calming embrace that you ever had.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Compos; her parents, Augustine and Petra Rivas; one son, John Edward (Johnny Boy) Compos; two sisters, Frances Rivas and Marian Banda, two brothers, Edward (Lalo) Rivas and Augustine (Tino) Rivas, and one granddaughter, Monica Pendleton.

Modest loved the sunshine and took a bit of it with her when she left us to complete her life’s journey. However, she is survived by her daughter, Janet Lapadino, one son, Richard Compos, five grandchildren, Tina, Angela, Antionette, John Joe, and Mary Rose and 11 great grandchildren, Ondrea, Aysia, Ricky, Lila, Brianna, Manya, Coraline, Sophia, Vincent Jr., Tianna, and Nataliya, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

Memories

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Jacqueline Adams

January 16, 2021

I was always happy to see my godparents. I didnt get to see them often, but always a happy memory when I did. I was saddened to hear of her passing however I know she is in heaven with my godfather and Jesus and that would make her happy. Will always love you and miss you.

Teresa Rivas

January 15, 2021

Aunt Modest was such a strong presence in my life by the example she set daily. Her love for God was untouchable. She always had a warm smile and a hug and kiss. Growing up I always enjoyed going to her house for visits and as an adult continued that routine. When she showed up for events or when we went shopping, she was always eloquent. I can’t tell you how many times I ran into Uncle John waiting for her while shopping at the mall. Those two were the perfect example. A piece of my heart is missing but I know she is an angel and that makes me feel good. God bless her children, grandchildren and all of her relatives.

Antoinette Compos

January 14, 2021

Grandma was such a lovely strong God fearing woman. She always had the best interests, advice and prayers when something wrong was going on. Her home was a place you lost time and didn't realize that we've been talking for hours. Im going to deeply miss her sweet voice and the way she said my name. Standing in the door way to wave as you leave. I know she was praying for me to take it home safely. If i didn't call when i got home, she always called to make sure. Her cute little laugh she had always made me smile!

I love you Grandma to the moon and back! Until we meet again, keep an eye on all of us!!!

Clifford Perkins

January 14, 2021

I remember visiting Modest and John's home many times for visiting out of town family or for some of her wonderful meals. I especially loved Christmas day when the main coarse was tamales with delicious side dishes. The conversation always drifted to whether or not the tamales had too much masa which led to light-hearted back and forth. Some good memories.
Cliff

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