Leona E. Rosewicz, 89, of Kansas City, Kan., died April 19, 2013.
Leona was born in the Polish Hill area of Kansas City, Kan., and grew up there with her parents, her brother and four sisters. She attended St. Joseph’s Grade School and Wyandotte High School.
She met Raymond Rosewicz and they were married on April 28, 1947. She remained devoted to him even after his death in 1978. Family was paramount in Leona’s life. She would and did give everything she had to benefit her daughter and three sons. She said she was always the happiest when she was with her daughter, sons, their wives, grandchildren and extended family at frequent family gatherings. She was a lifelong devout Catholic. She was an exceptional cook and baker and passed on the love and skill for those crafts to her daughter and sons. She enjoyed travel, crossword puzzles and penny slots. She was a cake decorator of the professional level. She was a member of the WyCo Cake Club and an active member of the Altar Society, Go Getters and Shamrock Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband and six siblings.
Survivors include one daughter, Janice of Kansas City, Kan.; three sons, Gary and wife Liz of St. George, Kan.; Steve and wife Brenda of Platte City, Mo.; Phil and wife Amy of Linwood, Kan.; four grandchildren; one sister, Bernice Rosewicz of Kansas City, Kan., and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Christ The King Catholic Church, 53rd and Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. April 23, at the Mary Butler Meyers Funeral Home, 6300 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., where the rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 38th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., Kansas City, Kan.
Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.marybutlermeyers.com.
Arrangements: Mary Butler Meyers Funeral Home, 913-334-6300.