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Kingcade, Caroline J.

Kingcade, Caroline J.

October 1, 1931 — August 26, 2020

Caroline Joyce (Cenci) Kingcade, 88, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Caroline was born October 1, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri to Salvatore and Andreina Cenci. She graduated from Southeast High School in 1947 after a family vacation to Italy that extended for nearly a year due to the end of World War II. She was united in marriage to Audrey Leader on October 25, 1949. Following his untimely death in 1956 she was married to Vernon Kingcade on October 30, 1958 until his death in 1979.

Caroline was a very astute business person, from her early days working in her parents’ statuary and restaurant businesses to the years she co-owned Kingcade’s Toys and Hobbies, and owned and operated KCR Marketing Enterprises, Picture Frames by Caroline Kingcade, Kay-Dee Systems and later Caroline’s Family Restaurant.

Following retirement Caroline enjoyed spending time at her home at Lake of the Ozarks where she pursued her passions of art and painting, fishing, watching birds and wildlife and enjoyed entertaining family.

Caroline was preceded in death by her parents, brother Peter Cenci, and husbands Audrey Leader and Vernon Kingcade. She is survived by her brother Carl Cenci, daughter Marta Murphy, son Rick Kingcade, and grandchildren Christina (Shane) Taylor, Courtney Murphy, Samantha (Cris) Williams, and Maxwell Murphy as well as great granddaughter Isla Taylor, and her beloved fur baby Smokey.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff at Evergreen Community of Johnson County for their kindness, care and compassion during her final months.

Visitation will be 1-2PM, Thursday, September 3 at Park Lawn, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, MO; 2PM graveside service at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Service Information

Visitation will be 1-2PM, Thursday, September 3 at Park Lawn, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, MO; 2PM graveside service at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Kingcade, Caroline J.'s Guestbook

It was a pleasure getting to know Caroline while she lived at Evergreen Community. Her sweet smile always warmed my heart. I am going to miss her and Smokey. Thank you for sharing her with us.

Stephanie Hoover

Dear Rick: My deepest sympathies to you and your family and I wish you peace and comfort in this most difficult time.

Lawrence Cameron

I remember going every Sunday to grandma & grandpa Kingcade’s for Sunday dinner. All parents were in the house and us cousins were playing outside. I actually worked at Aunt Caroline’s picture frame shop. I am sure it was because I was her niece not because of my skills. Memories help us move on and keeps our loved ones in our hearts forever. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Rick and Marta you are in my thoughts and prayers always.

Debbie Young

She was really sweet and fun to be with.

Lara Adedayo

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