Leona Chaney

Leona Rose Chaney, 75, of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2009 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Leona was born in Kansas City on November 26, 1933, she lived here all her life.  Leona is preceded in death by her parents, William and Alice (Derringer) Hagerty, Sr., her brothers, William Jr., and Paul and her sisters Wilma Scalese and Bonnie Noreen; She is survived by her husband, William Chaney; daughter, Laurie Chaney; brother Michael Hagerty; sisters, Sarah Mufich and Bertha Allen and 2 granddaughters, Cloe and Brandi Warren as well as a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial gathering is planned for Saturday, May 30 at 1:00 pm with a funeral service scheduled at 2:00 pm at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society at 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Missouri 64133, interment at Chapel Hill Mausoleum, 701 N. 94th St., Kanas City, KS; 66112 will follow the funeral service


  1. Rhonda Cruz (Carpenter) on May 28, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I am so sad to hear of the passing of Leona she was a great woman. Always welcomed kids in her home waiting for the school bus on cold or rainy days this is the most memorable memory I have of her amoung many more. She knew me since I was 4 years old that is 35 years. She was a great MOM, and a wonderful Grandmother..and of course a loving WIFE. I don’t know how she always timed it but I used to think she knew magic because if I were there at the Chaney house and it was time for Bill to come home she would know just minutes before he would drive up and she would start to prepare his dinner. She never forgot people at Christmas either and when her grandchildren came all her cards would have pictures of them in there, oh and let’s not forget she would always include the family pet ALWAYS, Oh the memories of Leona. She will be missed by all, especially me. May peace be with her..and one day we will all reunite. Bill, Laurie, and family my prayers are with you that you get thorugh this difficult moment of losing a wonderful person in your life but please know she is in a much better place and most of all at peace and that is all we ever want for our loved ones. Take care and GOD bless. Rhonda J. Cruz (Carpenter)

  2. linda smith on May 29, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Leona was a good oh girl. Always doing things for others.Her and bill took my first born child in there home when our furnace went out. Bill and leona was the first to get to hold christy. I also remember Leona putting pin curls in my hair for me. Icould never get it tight enuff. Boy she could. Felt like she was tightening my head off. Will miss you Leona one day we’ll be there with ya.
    Love ya, Linda and Guy Smith

  3. Rhonda Cruz on May 29, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    WOW that was a beautiful video tribute I almost didn’t make it through Leona was a beautiful woman and such a loving person the one of her holding my daughter broke me I cried harder remembering how she loved ALL KIDS, from me to my daughter she will be so missed LOVE you Leona Chaney thank you for being the loving woman you were. Again, Rhonda

  4. Teresa Todd on May 30, 2009 at 8:50 am

    That was a beautiful video. Leona had a happy and wonderful life. Here is a poem that helped me get through the passing of my mom. I hope it gives you peace.
    You never said “I’m leaving” You never said good-bye. You were gone before I knew it, And only God knew why.
    A million times I needed you. A million times I cried. If Love alone could have saved you, You never would have died.
    In life I loved you dearly. In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place, That no one could ever fill. It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn’t go alone For part of me went with you The day God took you home.

  5. Teresa Todd on May 30, 2009 at 8:51 am

    You never said, “I’m leaving”
    You never said good-bye
    You were gone before I knew it,
    And only God knew why

    A million times I need you,
    A million times I cried
    If Love alone could have saved you,
    You never would have died

    In Life I loved you dearly
    In death I love you still
    In my heart you hold a place,
    That no one could ever fill

    It broke my heart to lose you,
    But you didn’t go alone
    For part of me went with you,
    The day God took you home.

  6. Laurie Chaney on May 31, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Mom you were the greatest Mom there was. We had our moments. I will miss going places with on Saturdays
    when we go to the store. I Love you so much mom. I will miss you a hole bunch. I remember all the kids my mom would watch and I was always there to help mom. I would play with them to keep them out of trouble. We got close to 4 of them Jami & her brother Steven and Tyler & Lindy. They were part of the family.
    My mom is with Tyler and Lindy. They have Grandma Leona and I am think they are having fun with each other while they are waiting for us to join the fun they are having.
    Mom I Love you and I miss you so much.
    Laurie A. Chaney (daughter)

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