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Ronald Eugene Longhofer

October 11, 1947July 14, 2019
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Ronald E. Longhofer, 71, Kansas City, MO, passed away July 14, 2019 at his home.

Memorial Mass will be 7:00 PM Friday, July 19th at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church where a visitation will begin at 5:30PM. Following Mass, all are invited to a reception in Borromeo Hall. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to St. Charles Borromeo Academy.

Ron was born October 11, 1947 in Herington, KS, the first-born of Wesley and Clara Longhofer. He graduated from Herington High School. He received a Master’s Degree in Elementary School Counseling from Emporia State University. At Emporia State he met Catherine Sanders and they were married on July 27, 1973. They made their home in Kansas City where Ron worked and retired from Park Hill School District and later taught at St. Charles Borromeo School. Ron was an avid fan of both the Kansas City Royals and KU Basketball-RCJH. He enjoyed collecting baseball cards. Ron was a Third Degree Brother of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy; children, Ryan (Danielle) Longhofer and Angela (Jessie) Caldwell; six grandchildren, Cami, Caty, Brody, Kyler, Emmalynn and Amelia; sister, Constance (Gary) Kasten; and a brother, David Longhofer; and his beloved dogs, Devin and Ronan.


  • Cathy Longhofer, Wife
  • Ryan (Danielle) Longhofer, Son
  • Angela (Jessie) Caldwell, Daughter
  • Constance (Gary) Kasten, Sister
  • David Longhofer, Brother
  • Six grandchildren, Cami, Caty, Brody, Kyler, Emmalynn and Amelia; and his beloved dogs, Devin and Ronan.

  • St. Charles Borromeo Academy


  • Visitation Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Friday, July 19, 2019


Ronald Eugene Longhofer

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Bill Ploth

July 28, 2019

Just heard in Church about Ron and am so so sorry and extend sincerest condolences to Mrs. Longhofer and family.

I met Ron while my son was enrolled in one of his classes and immediately liked him. He was a no nonsense but fair teacher and I have to say he is to blame for my son developing a deep dedication to History continuing onto his Master's in that discipline.

After our son graduated St. Charles, my wife and I would occasionally see Ron at Taco Bell during his lunch break while he still was teaching and each time he would inquire of our son and be genuinely interested. He was that kind of teacher; always interested in his students and cared so much for his vocation.

Now he can continue the conversations we used to have at Taco Bell with my wife while I will always remember the great incentive he gave our son to seek knowledge and get the most from education.

There is no doubt in my mind that Ron has reached his Heavenly Reward for what he gave during his life here on earth.

Catherine Caldwell

July 27, 2019

One of my favorite memories of my grandpa is when we were out to eat with my sisters and grandma and I was taking a selfie and he photobombed us

Meagan O’Leary

July 18, 2019

Mr. Longhofer,

You were a wonderful asset to the St. Charles staff. I was lucky to have you in 6th grade, where you helped create everlasting memories. In fact, I still remain best friends with some of my classmates from your classroom. You, among others at Saint Charles, have helped mold the woman I am today. Praying for your loss and may you Rest In Peace.

Mary-Margaret Armstrong

July 18, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Megan, Sarah , my family and I pray for you in your time of need. May God bless you and your family.
May Ron Rest In Peace . I love you guys!

Bo and Cindy Shannon

July 17, 2019

We are so greatful to have known Ron and consider him part of our family. Our hearts go out to each and everyone of you and may you find comfort in the memories you will forever hold

Anthony and Maggie Rodriguez

July 16, 2019

Cathy and family we are so sorry for your loss. Ron will be missed. We will remember his smile and how he loved his grandchildren. God bless all of you! Your neighbor Anthony and Maggie and family!

Jarrod Atherton

July 16, 2019

He was the counselor when I attended Renner Elementary. I went through a tough situation while I was there and he made a point to talk to me about it and see how I was doing. Not just because it was his job but because he genuinely cared. He was a very good man.
Thoughts and prayers

Dan Langhofer

July 16, 2019

Lots of good times in our earlier years. Rest In Peace cousin

Nathan Silver

July 16, 2019

Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, our/my most heartfelt condolences.

Ronald Longhofer

July 16, 2019

So sorry to learn of your loss. You had Ron for many years and made many memories together. May these memories help you through this time of grief. Your family is in my prayers.
Kathryn Roster