McGilley State Line Chapel

12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO


Wilma K. O'Connor

March 19, 1942July 14, 2020

Wilma K. O’Connor, 78, of Prairie Village, Kansas, passed away July 14, 2020 at Advent Health Hospital. Services will be Friday, July 24, at Curé of Ars Catholic Church, 9401 Mission Road, Leawood, Kansas. The Rosary will be prayed at 11:00 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. A short reception will be held at O’Neill’s Patio following Mass. A private graveside service will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Wilma was born March 19, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri to Wilbur and Betty Carpenter. Wilma graduated from Southwest High School. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Dennis O’Connor, for 59 years. She was a psychiatric nurse at Research Hospital for 27 years. Wilma enjoyed traveling and spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks, boating, swimming and cooking. She always had an open door for people to come visit and play. She loved being with her family, friends and puppy dogs.

Wilma was preceded in death by her father Wilbur Carpenter and her son John M. O’Connor. Survivors include her mother Betty Carpenter, husband Dennis O’Connor, daughter Stacey Thetford (Larry) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, son Jonathan O’Connor, sister Ann Jakobe, grandchildren Jessica O’Connor, Shannon O’Connor, Connor Thetford, and Cameron Thetford, and six great grandchildren.


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Wilma K. O'Connor

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C & G Roberts

July 19, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss Stacy, Dennis & family.

Shannon O'Connor

July 15, 2020

My sweet sweet Grama sweet sweet Grama the sweetest Grama in the whole wide world! I love you My sweet grama fly high. All my love💝

Jessica O’Connor

July 15, 2020

My sweet, sweet grandma! I love you so very much! I miss you so much already! You were the most amazing grandma and I know you have made such a beautiful addition to heaven. Thank you for being so amazing and full of love, grandma. You are loved and truly missed beyond measure! I love you to infinity
Love Jess


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