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Colleen Belcher, 88 of Gladstone, Mo. passed away peacefully on December 4, 2022. She was born to the late William R. Thompson and Pearl Thompson, on July 7,1934 in St. Joseph, MO.
She was the youngest of 8 children.
Her father was a carpenter, her mother a home maker.
Her Grandfather was a preacher and he and her grandmother were active in The Church of the Brethren.
This is where Colleen was baptized and spent all of her Sundays going to church with her family. It's where her family provided soup kitchen's feeding hundreds of people in need during the Depression. She grew up in a very Loving Christian home. She graduated from Benton high school in 1952.
Where she was a prom queen and was a member of the ROTC.
She was the baby of 8 children: Kenneth, Liyod ( Buzz), Dale, Charles, Ronald Lee, Joyce, and Donna.
Proceeding In death is her youngest child, Rhonda Belcher, and her sweetheart Bill Land.
She is survived by Daughter Robin, son Randy, 4 grandchildren: Samantha, Danyel, Cara, and Jake. 9 great grandchildren: Alyssa, Matthew, Dakota, Abby, Scotty, Bella, Matthew, Alex, and two step grandchildren, Alyssa and Bailey and one great - great granddaughter Nova.
She loved all of her family and friends. She was a warm compassionate person who truly loved and cared about everyone that she knew. She never failed to make everyone feel loved and welcome in her home. Her friends were not just friends but more like family to her. She loved and enjoyed each moment spending time getting together with them. She still met her classmates of 1952 for luncheons, at Christmas, Birthday celebrations, and Class Reunions. This was her greatest joy being with family friends cooking and watching others enjoy what she had prepared.
Her family has so many special memories of spending time with her Celebrating holidays and birthdays. She always puts the "Merry" in Christmas, and the "Happy" in the birthdays. The grandkids believed it was truly magical at grand ma ma's house. They were so excited with any event that they would count the days down ahead of all the celebrations. They always said that grandma's house was the "party house". She was spunky, spry, and funny. She could light up everyone with her giving, caring, and loving personality. She could break out into a hokey pokey dance at a grand kid's skating birthday party. She could dress up and put on her son in laws Halloween costume to make all of her grandkid's giggle. They all have special memories of her reading a book to them, playing with them, rocking them to sleep, or singing to them. She made sure to have special treats for each of them. The older grandchildren enjoyed a grandma's day out where she would take them shopping and stopping for lunch. Her gift to all of us Is that she could make everybody's feel special just being around her. Her memory and her legacy will live on and in the hearts of those who were blessed to have known her.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
6:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Terrace Park Funeral Home
Thursday, December 15, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Northland Cathedral Church (Kansas City)
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