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Toni Sulzen, 75, Kansas City, MO passed away March 29, 2012 at The Kansas City Hospice House. There will be a visitation at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 7009 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO, from 10-11 AM on Wed. April 4, 2012, with the Rosary at 10:30 AM, and a Mass at 11 AM, followed by a graveside service at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Toni is survived by her husband Kenneth, 2 brothers; Nick and Paul Sharp, 7 children; Melinda, Robin, Gilley, Beth, Jim, Gavin and Brian, 16 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Teri.
Toni was born April 17, 1936 in Kansas City, MO; however, in her younger years she lived in Chanute and Lawrence, KS. She met Ken square dancing in 1977 but didn’t start dating until 1978. They moved to Merriam, KS when they married in 1979. They moved to Raytown, 15 years ago. She and Ken both loved round dancing and square dancing and had both been to a senior ballroom dance about a month ago. Toni had earned an Associates Degree in Medical Records and had taught 2 classes at Penn Valley. She also worked in the medical records department at Shawnee Mission Hospital, she wrote magazine articles for lawn and garden marketing, was a salesperson at the Jones Store, a Cub Scout den mother and assisted in Girl Scouts. She loved the color red and tried to surround herself with it whenever possible. Toni was a mother through and through. She blended the two families into love with care and skill, and had a great sense of humor. She devoted her love to her husband, Ken for 33 years and he will always hold a special place in her heart as she in his.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, 9221 Ward Parkway, Ste. 100, Kansas City, MO 64114.