Rita Marie Shoopman

September 11, 1954October 8, 2020

Rita Marie Shoopman , age 66, of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 8, 2020. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 4pm - 7pm at the McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 NE Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO 64119.

Rita was born on September 11, 1954 in Kansas City, MO to parents Louis and Agnes (Knueven) Buchmueller. She was the youngest of her 4 siblings. She was employed by UMB bank in the IRA department for over 20 years before her passing. She enjoyed going to concerts and loved all types of music, reading, and being a mother figure to everyone. She is preceded in death by her parents and leaves behind her son, Paul (Alicia) Shoopman; grandchildren Taylor and Miles Shoopman; siblings, Carol Mandigo, David (Linda) Buchmueller, and Patty (Terry) Lichtenberger.


  • Paul (Alicia) Shoopman, Son
  • Taylor Shoopman, Grandchild
  • Miles Shoopman, Grandchild
  • Carol Mandigo, Sister
  • David (Linda) Buchmueller, Brother
  • Patty (Terry) Lichtenberger, Sister
  • Louis and Agnes (Knueven) Buchmueller (Deceased), Parents

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  • Jason Huff, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Christopher Mandigo, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joel Buchmueller, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Buchmueller, Honorary Pallbearer


24 October

Memorial Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

McGilley Antioch Chapel

Kansas City, Missouri


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Deborah Lantz

October 23, 2020

Rita has been a part of the Lantz/Shoopman family longer than I have and I’ve been part of it for 39 years. There are just too many memories to think of any specific one to share. She was always a big part of the family. She was very special and will be missed

Betti Reutter Kalahurka

October 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Rita's passing. I have such fond memories of her and your parents living across from us on Holly St. One of many was the annual summer picnic your mom sponsored for us to Swope Park Zoo. My sister, Cathy and I were also included on outings to go swimming and the movies and enjoy the sound of her mom's piano. But my favorite was the adventure of Rita's attic. Stored there were prom and bridesmaid dresses we loved to parade in pretending we were in a beauty pageant. Please take comfort in the lasting effects of your family's simple kindness on the lives of many neighborhood kids.
Betti Reutter Kalahurka

Margaret Reutter Hopkins

October 19, 2020

So very sorry to learn of Rita's passing. I have wonderful memories of her and babysitting for her at their home on Holly Street. The Buchmueller 's were a wonderful family and neighbors.
May your family take comfort in your many memories, may your faith sustain you in your mourning and may you feel the love of family and friends as they surround you at the sad time.
Sincerely, Margaret Reutter Hopkins, Alton, Il

Cathy Reutter-Novogoratz

October 18, 2020

I am sorry for your loss in Rita's passing. She and I were childhood best friends growing up on Holly Street. I spent countless hours at the Buchmueller's exploring their awesome attic, playing board games, and concocting mud pies in the backyard. I always felt loved and welcomed in their home. May Rita rest in eternal peace, reunited with her parents.
Cathy Reutter-Novogoratz
Houston, Texas

Marie Steiner

October 17, 2020

My condolences to Rita family. I worked with Rita @ UMB. I clearly remember when Rita first came to work @ UMB Bank. Rita demeanor was direct if you needed assistance she would help and would admit if she didn't, but would find out and get back with you directly. I will always remember Rita laugh. One asset I will always remember about Rita, her memory she could recall her inter actions with customer or documents recently submitted, definitely an asset to UMB Bank.
May your memories embrace you in the days ahead.

Leslie Banks

October 14, 2020

I have worked with Rita for the last 15 years. My kids always knew her as the Candy Lady. She always had a bowl of candy or treats near her desk for others to enjoy. I would slip her a $5 bill every now and then, because I knew she was paying for the sweet treats out of her own pocket. At first she would march the money right back to me, but I would always tell her "I'm grown, and if I want to give you money, I can do that." She would always smile and say thanks! She was always so nice, a bit misunderstood at times, but was always a giving and generous person. She will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace Rita-Rita!!

Terri Duncan

October 9, 2020

My condolences to the family of Rita. I have worked at UMB for the last 4 years and have worked with Rita on things and she was always so knowledgeable and helpful. My prayer is for peace and strength for her family.


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