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Carolyn Jean Fuertsch age 86 of Independence, MO. passed away on March 15, 2019. Jean was born in Alamogordo, NM. She was very involved in church, and loved singing and playing the piano. She and her husband Ray enjoyed watching the Kansas City Chiefs. Jean was very kind and helpful to all. She was preceded in death by her parents Lewis and Julia Gillis, husband Ray Fuertsch, son Bobby Dean, sister Petie Dollins. She is survived by Debbie and J.D. Holbird of McAllen, TX., Tammy and Wiley Shoemaker, of Henryetta, OK. grandchildren Leslie and Jay Yado of McAllen TX., Dean and Sarah Holbird of Tulsa, OK. great-grandchildren Niko Yado and Ava Holbird, three nieces and one nephew, and several beloved family members. She will be missed dearly.