Joan Lucia Donnelly

Joan L. Donnelly, resident of Lenexa, KS traveled to heaven while at home, surrounded by her family on Wednesday October 18, 2018. She was the only child of Frank A. and Jennie LoScalzo. Joan was united in marriage to William J Donnelly on August 11, 1951.

Her passion in life was her family and helping the less fortunate, especially children. She once served as an Assistant Director of Birthright, volunteered with Catholic Charities and local food pantries as well as being active in the Catholic church.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, William J and children; Joan Shay (Ron), Bill Donnelly, Mary Vaught (Kevin) and Michael Donnelly; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, daughter Elizabeth and grandson Jason.

The family invites you to celebrate her life at 9:30 am with a funeral mass to follow at 10:30 am on Wednesday October 24, 2018 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 91st and Pflumm Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Sister Servants of Mary, 800 N. 18th Street, Kansas City Kansas, 66102.

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  1. Lou Flood on October 20, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Bill, sorry for your loss. Joan was such a sweet, good lady.
    I was just in Cape Girardeau telling our Vincentian Prayer Group & Perpetual Adoration at St Francis group. at our 25th Anniversary, that Joan was on hospice. They all remember her kindness & work. I have put you & Joan & family into our Prayer Jar here at Our Lady of Life in St Louis to be prayed for at all Masses, Rosaries, & BVM Litanies each day. Was remembering Dinner for 13 & what good times we all had. Everyone is gone, except you & me, I am not sure about the single lady, Jean.
    Love, Lou

  2. Wm. Soltesz on October 23, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    My Dear friend Joan, Rita and I will lift our eyes and hearts to the heavens and pray for the Lord’s eternal graces to shine down upon you and your family at this time. I’m sure you have many loving memories to share with your family to help them smile while they grieve for your Mom. May the Lord bless you all and guide you through these sorrowful days. Your friend Billy.

  3. Tom Faulhaber on October 23, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Joan, I am very sorry to hear about your Mom. I am sure she is in a better place.

  4. Le Anne Larsen on October 24, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Joan, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the wonderful memories fill your heart! Le Anne

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