Grantham, Pauletta D.
Grantham, Pauletta D.
July 10, 1950 — March 28, 2021
Pauletta Diane Grantham, 70, born July 10, 1950 passed away on March 28, 2021 after a brave battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Pauletta was the oldest of six children born to Fred J. Duncan and Shirley Gulick Duncan. Pauletta graduated from Lee’s Summit High School. She lived her entire adult life in Independence, Missouri, where she raised her children, was active in the church, and returned to the workforce after staying at home with her young children. Pauletta spent her career working in administrative support roles before retiring from Sutherland Lumber Company. Pauletta was an avid gardener, a volunteer and foster parent for Furry Kids’ Refuge, and a private pilot. She also loved reading, rock and roll music, and Kansas City Chiefs football. Pauletta never knew a stranger and had a wide circle of friends whom she enjoyed spending time with, and also enjoyed spending time with her siblings, with whom she was close. However, her greatest joy in life was raising her children Jim and Debby, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Pauletta was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Shirley Duncan, and her brother Rick Duncan. Pauletta is survived by her son James Grantham of Kansas City, Missouri, daughter Deborah and husband Mark Brookstein of Olathe, Kansas, grandchildren Andrew and Abigail Brookstein of Olathe, Kansas, brother Dan and wife Darline Duncan of Grain Valley, Missouri, and sisters Lisa and husband John Tanner of Jenks, Oklahoma, Karen and husband John Benckeser of Grain Valley, Missouri, and Becky and husband Jerry Baxter of Olathe, Kansas. A visitation will be held at Park Lawn Funeral Home in Kansas City, Missouri on April 7, 2021 from 1-2pm with a graveside service to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center, or Furry Kids’ Refuge.
A visitation will be held at Park Lawn Funeral Home in Kansas City, Missouri on April 7, 2021 from 1-2pm with a graveside service to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center, or Furry Kids’ Refuge.