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Alden, Fayrenne Opal

Alden, Fayrenne Opal

December 24, 1935 — September 18, 2021

Fayrenne Opal Alden, 85, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on September 18, 2021.She was born in Zion, Iowa, to Helen and Orville McCrackin on December 24, 1935.

She moved to Hamilton, Missouri, in 1948 and attended Lovely Ridge School, graduating from Penney High School in 1954. Fayrenne went on to study at a Business School in Kansas City.

Fayrenne married Leonard Alden on May 7, 1955, in Kidder, Missouri. They were married for 66 years and together raised three children: Mark Alden, Kelley Stuck, and Brenda Sander. They farmed in Hamilton, Missouri, until 1984, when they moved to Kansas City. Fayrenne worked as a purchaser for the George P. Reintjes Company, Kansas City, prior to retiring in 2000.

Fayrenne is survived by her husband Leonard Alden, two daughters: Kelley Stuck (Jerry Wasleski), Brenda Sander (Duane), also in Kansas City, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Alden, (Susan Goforth) her parents Helen and Orville, and her brothers Marvin, Paul, and Don McCrackin.

Fayrenne was known for her courage, spirit, and wit, full of laughter and love for her family. Following retirement, Fayrenne and Leonard traveled by RV for many years, visiting the national parks, Alaska, and other scenic areas in the United States.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on September 25 at the Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 1640 N. Rte 291, Liberty, Missouri.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation (https://www.apdaparkinson.org/memorial-tribute-1907d3l/) or the Sugar Kitten Café and Cattery (https://gofund.me/c4c1060f).

Service Information

A Celebration of Life is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on September 25 at the Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 1640 N. Rte 291, Liberty, Missouri.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation (https://www.apdaparkinson.org/memorial-tribute-1907d3l/) or the Sugar Kitten Café and Cattery (https://gofund.me/c4c1060f).

Alden, Fayrenne Opal's Guestbook

Sorry for your families lost of a very sweet lady

Jim Jenkins

My condolences to all family and friends of a great person Fayrenne who treated all of the kids who came into her home the same way, as one of the family. Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

Mark Gaines

Sorry to hear about Fayrenne, she was one of the sweetest Ladies that I have ever have ever had the pleasure of knowing and calling a friend! She could be pretty onery too and I will never forget some of the pranks that we all used to play on each other when she worked for George P Reintjes! My heart goes out to your family.

Jeff Burkitt

we enjoyed her smile and wit when they were parked across from us in Texas. Our sympathy to Leonard and family

Eldie and Marilyn Stevens

Condolences to Fayrenne's family. i was attending Lovely Ridge School when Fayrenne came of the scene. What a delightful person!

Jim Teegarden

Our condolences to the family. She was a lovely lady. Ornery and always ready for a laugh. ❤️

John & Dana Scott

Kelley Thinking of you and your family in the loss of your mother and hope all the memories of the “sunshine of your life” bring you comfort and peace at this time of grief.

The Burrells (Randy and Sandy)

So sorry to here about Fayrenne. She was such a wonderful friend. She will be missed. Prayers on the way for family and friends. God bless all.

Marie Edge

My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. I've known Fayrenne my whole life and she always treated us girls as one of her own Much love to you all.

Lori & Bruce Larison

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