Cynthia “Babette” Lathrop

Cynthia “Babette” Lathrop

Babette passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday afternoon September 16, 2023. Babette was married to Tim Lathrop for 41 years and they had three loving and caring children along with four beautiful grandchildren. Babette spent most of her life in the Kansas City area with the last 22 years being in Raytown, Mo. She was a 1979 graduate of Bishop Lillis High School in Kansas City, Mo. Her children are Tim Lathrop Jr. and his wife Samantha and their daughter Makynzi, of Raytown Mo., Ashley Lathrop of Raytown, Mo., and Brandon Lathrop and his wife Sarah and sons Keaten McCanless-Romeo, Kaleb and Kyler of Tarkio, Mo. Babette is preceded in death by her parents Louis and Octavia Metoyer. Her sisters Grace Henderson, Bridgette Metoyer and Gina Metoyer, brothers Louis Metoyer Jr., Larry Metoyer, Terry Metoyer, and Donald Metoyer. She leaves behind brothers Gregory Metoyer of Kansas City, Mo., John Metoyer and wife Ann of Kansas City, Mo., Marty Metoyer and wife Angela of Smithville, Mo., sisters Rosalie Wahlen of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Carolyn Hamilton of Mountaintop, Pa., along with many nieces and nephews who loved and cared deeply for her.

Babette battled Muscular Dystrophy fiercely and courageously. She never complained but rather fought harder the tougher things got. She was truly an inspiration to all those who knew her. She was very giving and compassionate to everyone and would always have a smile to share with you. Her favorite part of life was her grandchildren who were the sparkle in her eyes. Babette will be dearly missed but will forever be watching over her loved ones.

Services will be at St. Regis Catholic Church 8941 James A. Reed Kansas City, Mo. 64138 on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 10:00 am where a Catholic Mass of remembrance will be said. There will be a visitation prior to mass at 9:00 am. Burial of the ashes will be immediately following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raytown, Mo. 64138.

In lieu of flowers, if capable, please consider a donation of blood in honor of Babette at your local blood bank. Babette received several units of life saving blood and would be honored to be given the opportunity to save the lives of others as they did hers.

Also, please consider being a donor if not already. Babette was able to provide the gift of sight to two individuals through cornea donation. She was also able to aide in the research of finding a cure for diabetes through tissue donation.


  1. Cortez & Alexis Martinez on September 21, 2023 at 9:35 pm

    To the Metroyer family,
    We pray the love of God enfold you
    doing your journey through grief.
    We send you thoughts of comfort and peace.
    You’re in our prayers ?
    From the Martinez family!

  2. The Stanley Family on September 21, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    To the Metoyer Family:
    We the Stanley Family & neighbors from Montgall want you all to know our hearts feel your pain. We will always have fond memories of Babette . May each day forward allow you to have comfort with your precious memories as well. Bless You.

  3. Nancy Baker on September 22, 2023 at 11:49 am

    To the Lathrop and Metoyer family. I’m so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many. As you know, she is in a better place and you will meet her later. Prayers for the families.

  4. The Adkins Family on September 22, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers for all concerned. In this time of grief take solace in the knowledge that she now flies with the angels on perfect wings.

  5. Bobbie Metoyer on September 23, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    So very sorry about Babette loved her so much my love to all God Bless.

  6. Rita Ellsworth on September 26, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    To the Lathrop and Metoyer family. My heart goes out to you for the loss of Babette. I know that there are no words that can truly ease the pain of the loss of a loved one. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. I will make a blood donation in lieu of flowers in her memory .

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