Ophelia Garcia

December 5, 1933May 13, 2022
Obituary of Ophelia Garcia
Ophelia Garcia, age 88 of Kansas City, MO, went home to the Lord surrounded by her family on May 13, 2022. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 17th at McGilley Midtown Chapel from 5-7p.m. with Rosary being prayed at 6p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday May 18th, 2022, at 9:30a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church, 3333 Broadway, KCMO 64111. Burial to follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Ofie, as she like to be called, was born on December 5, 1933, in the Kansas City Armourdale area to Miceala (Morales) and Thomas Esquivel. Mom married the love of her life, Herman Garcia (aka 'Punkin'), on November 17, 1951, and proceeded to have 10 children and adopting 4 more. Mom had many jobs in her lifetime but the one she most cherished was Posty Cards where she retired in 2007. Mom loved to see Elvis Presley movies, listen to Mexican music and was in fact a middle-aged groupie for our local band, Las Estrella’s. Always wanted to go to dances, fiestas and parties that Las Estrella’s played. She helped friends and family coordinate weddings, quince anos, baptismal and always recommending Las Estrella’s as the band to booked for their event. She was a deeply religious person who believed in her Catholic faith. She was the glue and cornerstone in our family. We always went to her for guidance’s and blessings. She is now with her beloved Punkin. She leaves her children, Herman, Jr. (Annabeth), Thomas (Patty), Carol (Manuel) Palacio, Miceala (Gilbert) Tinoco, Raymond (Mary), Robert (Rachel), Jesse, Ronald and Valentina; 4 adoptive children, Hilda, Jeff (Isabel) Santa Cruz, Mark (Michelle), Aquarius (Becky); two children of the heart, Frances Florido and Juanita Fuentes; and one brother, Thomas Esquivel. She has 27 grandchildren, 57 great- grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Garcia; her two brothers, Eliseo and Ephrem Esquivel; her two sisters, Mary Rocha and Rose Piseno; her two grandsons, Mark and Michael Palacio; great-grandson, Dominic Palacio; and great-granddaughter, Micaela Cabrera.

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