Denise Ann Bogert

Denise Ann Bogert (Odom), 56, passed away on April 15, 2016 in Independence, MO.
A celebration of life will be held from 1:00-3:00pm on Saturday, April 23, 2016 with a short service to follow at The Groves Retirement Community.
Denise was born in Kansas City, MO to Michael and Frances Odom on July 20, 1959.  She graduated from Park University and worked as the Business Office Manager at The Groves Retirement Community for 10 years.  She was a member of NA and was proudly drug-free for 28 years.
Denise is survived by her husband John Bogert; her daughter and son-in-law Holly and Daniel Holdcroft; her daughter and son-in-Law April and Michael Rzepka; her brother David Odom; her sister Elizabeth Batten; her parents Michael and Frances Odom; four grandchildren whom she dearly loved: Kylie Cox, Sadie Holdcroft, Shelbie Holdcroft and David Rzepka; her step-son John Raymond Bogert; and 2 nieces and 2 nephews.

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  1. Stephanie Wright on April 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    What a beautiful, colorful, spirited woman Denise was. My heart, love and prayers goes out to each and everyone of her family members. She will never be forgotten.

  2. teresamikula on April 19, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    She was a really good friend and was able to make any one laugh if she could tell they were having a bad day.

  3. Missy Hayes on April 19, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Nanny had a such a sweet heart. I loved seeing how happy she was when she was with her family. Heaven gained such a beautiful angel. Praying for your family.

  4. Darla Edmiston on April 19, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    The world was a better place with Denise in it. We will miss you every day.

  5. Debbie Poinexter Allen on April 19, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Condolences to all of the family and loved ones to Denise. She was a very special lady and a blessing to all that knew her. She loved her family and friends and helped many people to the path of clean and sober. Her friendship was one of a kind with her fun sense of humor and love for others. She will be greatly missed. We will be praying for the family and loved ones.

  6. Curtis Cowan on April 19, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    My condolences to her family. Though you might not know me, Denise had a powerful effect on my early recovery. I had no idea what life would expect of me, and a select few people like her pulled me into the middle and showed me how to enjoy life without drugs, smile, laugh, have a good time, be a friend and to believe in myself. Thanks, Denise…I’ll see you on the other side.

  7. Barbie klinedinst-shields on April 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Denise and I worked together at Independence Regional health center. We went to lunch and breaks together and she helped me through a very difficult time when I lost a baby. She was a dear friend and a wonderful, caring and a great woman. I loved how blunt she was and I will always remember her. Heaven has a beautiful angel! Rest in peace.

  8. Jessie Ann Mehl on April 19, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    My sincere condolences to all of Denise’s family. I appreciate the years I worked with her at The Groves. I learned so much from her. She loved talking about her children and grandchildren. My heart breaks for her. She wanted so much to live a long life and be around to see her grandchildren grow up. I will never forget her.

  9. Rhonda L. Mann on April 21, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Denise, Your beautiful smile will be missed.

  10. Linda Folkers on April 22, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    We met years back. Denise was at my baby shower for my oldest child, he’s almost 23. I attended open meetings with my ex, that’s how we became friends. We rekindled our friendship after years of moving towns, and I was so proud of her for who she always was, a sweetheart! What a beautiful soul Heaven received. I pray for the family, I know their loss is probably unbearable at times. God be with you all. I am sorry and wish she was still here to offer her advice to me. God bless you all, Linda

  11. Teresa Tigner Dearman on April 22, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    We became friends as teenagers when we thought life was endless…we survived the 70’s, then had families and realized what life was really all about. For some reason we went on different paths but we still had that thought in the back of our minds wondering how the other was… And then technology connected us again all grown up with Good children and Beautiful grandchildren… You were a Blessing to so many…I am sorry for not coming to Our breakfast dates more..I try not to take life for granted, I get caught up in my own world, life goes by so fast… You are with the Lord now an Angel watching over your husband John, your children, your grandchildren, your parents and your siblings. You have touched so many lives.. Thank you Friend for touching mine…

  12. Evelyn Scofield on April 22, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    A dear friend of 36 yrs. We shared so many experiences in life. She was truly an inspiration, a good friend you could count on, a tough girl when she needed to be. She loved everyone & if someone was less kind she held no grudges. She loved her girls more than life, as she did John her husband. I loved Denise & her girls very much.

  13. Russell William Hunt on April 22, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Denise was my first wife, the mother of our daughters Holly and April and a very dear life long friend who I first met working as a I a cook at 19 years and her a waitress at the Shoney’s Restaurant on Noland Road close to 23rd Street at 16 years. She was one of the kindest and sweetest people I have known. Our marriage did not last but our friendship did right to the end. She will continue to live in all our hearts. How could we ever forget that unique smile she had with that twinkle in her eye. If you knew her you know exactly what I’m taking about. See she’s right there, right where you just saw her. She will endure in memories of her. Her life is a blessing to us all. The world has gained so much by her once being among us.

  14. Todd Wright on April 23, 2016 at 7:36 am

    I’m going to miss the woman I got to meet 25 years ago. Until we sit at the tables together again you will be missed!

  15. Dean on April 23, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I cannot even remember when I met give me I think I was 14 years old I was always the youngest of the crowd and they a lot of times would not let me go with them and come to find out it was for the best but Denise to all of us was a very special person someone that there is no way we could ever forget and forget the things that she did for us I’m just glad that she is out of this painful life and into a joyful one I hope the best for her family and always remember she is right there watching over everyone

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