Alyssa Joy Twaddell

Alyssa Joy Twaddell, 33, of Independence, MO passed away Friday, February 16th, 2024 at St. Lukes Plaza Hospital. She was born on September 29, 1990 in Manhattan, KS.

Alyssa was baptized into Jesus the summer of 2005 at the age of 14. She was a member of the Lone Jack church of Christ in Lone Jack, MO. She was active in hosting and attending Bible studies and singings. She loved teaching children’s classes. She organized activities for the children at many church events. She used her musical talents and creativity to write many Vacation Bible School songs. She was very involved with the Winter Youth Rally by planning games and activities and taking pictures to make a slide show every year. She loved going to church meetings all over the country and spending time with her church family.

She was extremely passionate about early childhood education. She taught in the Lee’s Summit school district with their after-school program and KC Cubbies preschool. Most recently, she taught at The Goddard School as a lead preschool teacher. She also led music classes and wrote learning songs for the children.

She enjoyed traveling, visiting national parks, camping, outdoor activities, spending time with family, and playing all kinds of games. She was an avid Chiefs and Royals fan.

She is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Dale Twaddell, and her maternal grandfather, Joe Dunn. She is survived by her paternal grandmother, Ladeanna Twaddell; maternal grandmother, Judith Dunn; parents, Doug and Jill (Dunn) Twaddell; siblings Austin Twaddell, Aubryn (Michael) Fenton, Ayden (Madison) Twaddell, Alijah (Sarah) Twaddell; nieces and nephews, Eleanor, James, Joseph, Abigail and Benjamin Fenton, Theophilus and Genevieve Twaddell.

A celebration of life will be held at Gregory Blvd Church of Christ, 7109 Raytown Rd, Raytown, MO 64133 on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Visitation will be from 12-2 PM with a service at 2 PM.

Memorial contributions can be sent to:
Lone Jack Church of Christ
404 N Bynum Rd
PO Box 94
Lone Jack, MO 64070


  1. Justin Dunn on February 19, 2024 at 12:37 pm

    I will miss my note taking buddy at the church meetings we sat next to each other and helped take notes during the talks 🥰 I always made sure to tell her when we saw each other that she is one of my heroes ❤️ she indured a lot of medical issues and she always remained faithful to the Lord and was always thankful for what He did for her💖 now she gets to be with her Loving Savior and I know she is doing well and she will be waiting for the rest of us to come home ♥️ and 🎼🎶What A Day That Will Be 🎶🎼

  2. Adam and Marcy Kreoger on February 19, 2024 at 1:22 pm

    We are so sorry. Our thoughts are with you all. ❤️ 🫂

  3. Ed and Gin Crowley on February 19, 2024 at 1:27 pm

    Our hearts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Cameron Schenk on February 19, 2024 at 1:40 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to you Doug and your entire family.

  5. Shirley O. Baugh on February 19, 2024 at 4:09 pm

    I think the hardest thing in life is to lose a child. I am so sorry. You are all in my prayers.

  6. Kathy and Roy Tutterow on February 19, 2024 at 4:16 pm

    We are happy for Alyssa, but sad for those who will miss her. Sometimes it was a smile and a little wave across a crowded room, sometimes a chat in the middle of a campground and lately a question with a nod or short written answer…but always the sweet smile that said “it’s good to see you.” So long for now, Alyssa. Love, Kathy and Roy

  7. Lisa Sisco on February 19, 2024 at 4:24 pm

    My heart is with you and your family.

  8. Kathy Petheram on February 19, 2024 at 5:20 pm

    So sorry to hear this — my thoughts and prayers are with you all. It is extra hard to lose a young person!

  9. Roger Wanasen on February 19, 2024 at 6:58 pm

    I’m so heartbroken to hear about your loss. Know that your love one soul is up in Heaven, and you’ll be reunited with her again in the future. I pray God gives you comfort and strength during this difficult time. May God give her soul eternal peace and a safe resting place with Allyssa. Our prayers for God’s comfort are with you and your family right now.

    Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

  10. Shareon White on February 19, 2024 at 8:25 pm

    Thoughts and prayers from grandpa Dale’s Beloit High School class of 1963.

  11. Mary Carpenter on February 19, 2024 at 8:34 pm

    I am so very sad to see this Doug, Jill and Ladeanna. It’s so very difficult to lose children and siblings. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

  12. Wayne Collard on February 19, 2024 at 8:36 pm

    A wonderful person leaving behind wonderful memories.

  13. CJ Little on February 19, 2024 at 9:31 pm

    Our hearts are heavy. You all have been on our minds nonstop as of late. You all are in our prayers, and we pray for comfort and understanding in God’s plan. Hallie and I love you guys.

  14. Steven Wright on February 20, 2024 at 10:26 am

    Too soon! From our perspective! Too unreal to comprehend even now! But what a legacy! That girl was a worker, with a heart for service! In spite of so many hardships of health, things that would have stopped most people, but she just kept going, kept serving, kept blessing everyone she met!
    Oh, yes, WE will miss her! But our LORD is smiling upon her as she wonders and rejoices in HIS presence!
    ” . . . to depart and be with Christ . . . is far better!” (Philippians 1:23c)

  15. Sylvia and Clyde Scott! on February 21, 2024 at 10:51 am

    So sorry! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! We just are returning from New Zealand so are at the airport checking in to go to Arizona! Please let us know if we can help in any way!

  16. Tonya DeGarmo on February 21, 2024 at 1:42 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Alyssa! Prayers to you!

  17. Lydia Opthof on February 24, 2024 at 10:59 pm

    alyssa was so full of life. she never let her physical ailments stop her from living her life or praising God. she will be so very missed. our hearts are heavy but we rejoice for her as she gains her ultimate reward

  18. Joanne Caffie on February 25, 2024 at 7:33 pm

    What a blessing Alyssa was for everyone she came in contact with! No matter her physical ailments, she didn’t allow them to stop her from serving the Lord. What an example she was for us all. My heart aches for you both Doug and Jill because I can’t imagine the emptiness you’ll feel when the dust settles. Just know that her suffering here on earth was temporary but her home in heaven eternal. I can’t wait to meet up with this dear sister again where they’ll be no more sorry and no more pain.

    Romans 8:18
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. May the Lord bring you comfort as only He can

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