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Wackerly, Kathleen

Wackerly, Kathleen

October 9, 1934 — July 9, 2018

Kathleen Wackerly was born in Sulpher Rock, Arkansas on October 9th, 1934 and passed from this life In Kansas City, MO on Monday, July 9th, 2018 at the age of 83 years, 9 months. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Kathleen worked as a manager at Deluxe Cleaners for 18 years and worked for the Hickman Mills School District in the cafeteria for 12 ½ years. She also provided daycare for her grandson Chuck and her great granddaughter DeAnna as well as working in the church nursery and Mothers-Day-Out at the Grandview Church of Christ.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents William and Nora Gennings; her husband of 59 years Tom Wackerly; her grandson Chuck Gibbs and her brother D.R. (Bud) Gennings. She is survived by her daughter Becky Gibbs of the home, four great granddaughters: DeAnna Gibbs (Matt), Kaidyn Rock, Tracy Gibbs and Jessica McMahill; two brothers: Tony (Pam) Gennings and Bobby Gennings; two sisters: Elaine Bowling and Jeanette Meyer; as well as several special nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice or to Kansas City Hospice House.

Service Information

Service: 1PM, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Park Lawn Funeral Home

Visitation: 12-1PM, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Park Lawn Funeral Home

Burial in Green Lawn Cemetery

Wackerly, Kathleen's Guestbook

A beautiful woman, inside and out. Kathleen will always be remembered as loving Granny to DeAnna and Kaidyn. I thank her for the love she gave them. Life goes on, but she will never be forgotten.

Bonnie Denby and Dan Rowe

Kathleen was a special lady, friendly and encouraging. She will be greatly missed by her church family.

Tom & Glenda Rook

I will always have the best memories of you as the best grandma to Tracy and Jessica. And most of all, you showed me the most important lesson in life, Love is unconditional. I love you and will miss you.


There are not enough adjectives in the English language to describe my wonderful, Loving Aunt. She has always been my favorite Aunt, though I have had several that compare to her. In the mid- 1970's I moved to Kansas City. Missouri & had the pleasure of her company on many occasions. I will miss her dearly-she always made one feel loved & cared for. She is a great example of what a Christian woman is all about. She is a special lady who I hope to be with again in Heaven when my life on this Earth ends also.

Fred M Beel (Nephew to Kathleen)

Beck, So sorry to hear about your Mom. Bubby is playing the fair on the 14th, but you’ll be in our thoughts.

Bubby and Debbie Bush

I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of a mother, sister or grandma is such an emotional loss. Becky, I am always be here if you need me.

Jo Ann Mayes

Thinking of you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

Tana & Jerry Johnson

God bless the remaining family

Dan and Debbie weaver

I fondly remember "Aunt Kathleen" from the summer of 1978. She looked after various kids, up to and including myself (I was nine at the time) and my then-eleven year old Sister, Dawn Lorene. She was always so very kind, fair and equitable with us---and she also saved my watch when I lost it---I got it back from her the day before Dawn and I flew back to Colorado for the upcoming school year. She is clearly already missed---and that deeply. ---Joe Gladwell of Kentwood, Michigan

Joe Gladwell

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