Lucretia Ann Dewey

Lucretia Ann Dewey, 50, Kansas City, Missouri passed away November 7, 2015 at St Luke’s Hospice House.  A visitation will be held 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri.  A Celebration of Life will follow at 3PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Home Health & Hospice.

Lucretia was born February 15, 1965 to Benny and Jaylinda Kirdendoll, in Littlefield, Texas.  Lucretia worked for Forrest T Jones & Company in Kansas City, Missouri.  She enjoyed family, spending time with her two boys, friends, Jellybean (her little dog), playing piano, cooking and country music.

Lucretia was preceded in death by: grandmothers, Eva Lou Merryman and Edna Faye Cope; three very special uncles, Charles, Bill & Harold Chapman; and aunt, Mattie Carter.  Survivors include: sons, James Ashton Dewey and Jayden Lane Dewey, both of Overland Park, Kansas; parents, Benny & Jaylinda Kirkendoll, Ardmore, Oklahoma; brother & sister in law, Kendall & Nancy Kirkendoll, Benbrook, Texas; one niece, one nephew and one great nephew; three dear aunts, Marion Ross, Barbara Chapman and Billie Robberson and a host of cousins and very special friends.


  1. Stan and Krista (Brantley) Carpenter on November 9, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    We are so saddened at the loss of Lucretia. She and I had a lot of happy times growing up. We will continue to have you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Tisha Martinez on November 9, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of Lucretia! I have many fond memories of her. She was always sweet and had a heart of gold! She was funny and fun to be around! She will be missed! Praying for y’all!

  3. Stacy on November 9, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    My heart still breaks at the thought of this. I am so sorry for your guy’s loss. I so much was praying and hoping she would pull through. Ashton and Jayden – it is going to be a horrible adjustment but you are both amazing boys and surrounded by so many that love you. Let them help when you need it. You all are still in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Todd & Bunnie Chapman on November 9, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    We will miss Lucretia so much. I will always remember her radiant smile and her contagious laughter. She was the sweetest, kindest cousin I could’ve ever asked for. I will always cherish my childhood memories with Lucretia when we lived in Lubbock and when we got together with the family at Granny’s house in Sulphur, OK. God blessed us with her kind heart for a little while. It helps me to know that she is with her Granny and Mamaw and her uncles in heaven. May God comfort us all during our season of grief.

    2nd Corinthians 4; For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling…

  5. Vicki surrett on November 9, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Eddie and I are so sorry for the loss of Lecretia. Prayers for her boys as they walk through this very difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms around her family and give them comfort and peace

  6. De Boyd on November 9, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss of Lucretia. I have lots of fond memories of her and Jaylinda, Benny, and Kendall. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  7. Roy Wilson on November 9, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I am very sad to hear of the passing of Lucretia. She was a class mate. Graduated in 1983. She was always nice and always seem to have a smile. Although I haven’t seen her in a very long time she will be missed. God bless you all and I will be praying for the family.

  8. Peggy White on November 9, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    My heart is broken for you in your loss of Lucretia! I pray for peace and comfort from our Heavenly Father for you Jaylinda, Benny, Ashton, Jayden and Kendall. I so wish I could be there for y’all! Praying for all of you!!

  9. Tonya Smith on November 9, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Last year we talked about all the fun times we had together growing up. I can still hear your laugh and see your beautiful smile. The “crocodile rock” dance we made up and danced for our parents, making my mom breakfast in bed, milking the cows, many sleepovers,and playing the piano. So many wonderful memories. My heart is broken. I love you my friend,until we meet again. Benny, JayLinda,Kendall and family,praying for Gods comfort and healing at this time and the days to come. Love,Tonya

  10. Bob Wood on November 9, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I remember Lucretia as the cute, sweet daughter of our next door neighbor. I later met her again as a Facebook friend and found her to be the same sweet person. My heart goes out to Bennie, Jaylinda, Kendall and her son’s. She was a special lady and will be missed by many of us.

  11. LaDonna and Scott on November 9, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I still find it hard to believe I won’t get to hear your infectious laugh or see that big smile again.
    Lucretia was my closest cousin and even though we didn’t see each other often it was as if we had talked last week any time we got together. I will miss her so much. She had such a love for life from the time she was little and could always make me laugh. There is a hole in my heart today as I’m sure there is for many who loved her.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  12. Jason Stehlik on November 9, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of Lucretia. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the friends and family who are struggling,like I am, to understand how and why things like this happen. Lucretia will be sorely missed and there will be a deep void where she once was. Live your lives fully and joyfully it’s what she would want and besides its way too short not too!
    Jason Stehlik

  13. Jackie De Los Santos on November 10, 2015 at 6:16 am

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I remember a lot of good times growing up with Lucretia. May Hod give you comfort during this difficult time. I will be praying for you all.

  14. Martha Hutton (Stidham) on November 10, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Jaylinda and family so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are you with all.

  15. Donice Derico on November 10, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Lucretia will be missed from the FTJ family. I knew her as a kind, sweet, gentle spirit.

    May your family’s grief soon be replaced by the many fond memories she leaves to cherish and the great hope of the resurrection.

    You are in my prayers!

  16. Larry Dean on November 10, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Life at the Forrest T. Jones & Co. agency will never be the same with the loss of Lucretia. She was always ready to help anyone with their Webpage design needs, and was extremely reliable. She was not onlycapable and talented in graphics, but also in her communications with employees. I know that God must have an even greater project for her to complete, and with her He got someone that will get the job done.

  17. Kelly McConnell on November 10, 2015 at 9:10 am

    There was never a sweeter, kinder soul than Lucretia. Regardless of the problems in her life she always had a smile and a kind word for everyone whose path she crossed. We became very close friends and I am deeply saddened losing her but it does bring relief to know I even had a chance to know her and that she’ll now be wrapping her wings around all those she dearly Loved. My deepest sympathies go out to Jaylinda, Benny, Ashton and Jayden and Andy. Your grief is inconsolable right now but please keep her close to your hearts and remember how much you all meant to her. The good times will be remembered and bring smiles to your hearts and faces. Go with God CreeCree –
    Your Kelly

  18. Mark, Christi, Kelsi, and Jessi on November 10, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    We are deeply sorry for the loss of Lucretia. Our hearts go out to Ashton and Jayden, especially. Lucretia was so much fun to be around. We spent many weekends at the lake when the kids were little, as well as grown. Such good times and great memories. Our deepest sympathy and love to you right now.

  19. Brandi Melson on November 10, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Lucretia. She was a wonderful person, inside and out. She was a great person to be around and one thing i knew for sure is she loved her boys VERY much. I will always remember your positive spirit.

    Gone but Never Forgotten…

  20. Kathy Gallegos on November 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Lucretia I will always remember the fun times we had in high school our senior year especially I will always remember your laugh and smile till Jesus wakes us my friend Creature I love you! Kathy

  21. Vincent Matthews on November 10, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for her family. The news was such a shock. Rest in peace Lucretia, fly high!

  22. Anita Young on November 10, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Benny, Jaylinda, Kendall and Family! I am so sorry for your loss. Lucretia was a sweet friend. I will always remember spending Sunday mornings at church with her. I love all of you! My prayers go out to all of the family.

  23. Sherri Weaver Spence on November 11, 2015 at 10:02 am

    I am very saddened by Lucretia’s passing but know that she is no longer suffering and is with Jesus, happy and joyful! My prayers go out to all her friends and family. We all loved her so much!????????????????????

  24. Lezlie Lowe on November 11, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I am so sad to hear that my childhood friend Lucretia Ann Dewey has passed. She was always so sweet, cheerful and had such a bright smile. I know she touched so many people’s hearts in her too brief lifetime. My prayers go up for her family and friends at this difficult time.

  25. alice Sell on November 11, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Ah, the memories of the girl next door. First, her piano room as just about 10′ from our bedroom and many mornings we woke up to her playing “Music Box Dancer”. Also, when she was so young she couldn’t reach the doorbell, but she could reach the doorknob, she’d come over and just come in without our knowing she was there. So, I took her outside and told her to knock on the door and then wait until we answered the door and let her in. She was so cute. She’d come over and want to help clean the house so I made her “chief duster” and kept the dustrag where she could get to it and many times she’d dust the furniture. All memories aren’t good as when she started taking meds for epelipsy it made her very tired, but she still wanted to play with our boys so she’d play for a short time then she’d have to sit down and rest. She came to all our boy’s birthday parties and our boys went to her birthday parties. They had such fun together. When she was older and dating and I saw her with her boyfriend parked in front of her house and the outfit she had on was a little revealing I explained why she shouldn’t dress like that because males are sexually excited by what they see. We moved across town and lost contact with her, but I think she was/is our daughter we never had.

  26. Barbara Tebbe on November 12, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Our prayers were never ceasing for Lucretia while she endured. She parked next to me and there were days we conversed as we walked in the door together to start our day. She mentioned at time how much her children meant to her. Her spirit was always kind, loving and easy to entreat by others. She is missed by all! May God comfort you with peace!

  27. Cindy (Chapman) Livesay on November 12, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Lucretia was my little cousin. Even though I hadn’t seen her in years, I would have recognized her anywhere – she hasn’t changed much. My heart is broken for my Aunt Jaylinda and Uncle Benny and the rest of the family. It just doesn’t seem possible that she is gone. Rest in peace little angel!

  28. Stan Sell on November 14, 2015 at 10:37 am

    My prayers go out to Benny, Jaylinda, Kendall and the rest of their family. Growing up, Lucretia was as close to a little sister to me as anyone could get. Bless her heart, she had to deal with three boys when she was little (including my brother Scott and her brother Kendall), but she more than held her own. And like so many others have commented, she had that infectious smile that I have never forgotten and will never forget. Even though our lives moved in different directions through the years and we didn’t talk as often as we should have, I will most certainly never forget her or her family. I could not have asked for better neighbors or a better “little sister”.

  29. James I. Simmons on November 3, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I used to text Lucretia all the time, just to see how she was doing. I met Lucretia when I worked in the Thompson and Edelman bldg. I used to see Lucretia sitting out on the bench in front of our bldg. One day I sat on the bench next to her and overheard her tell her friend that she was going through a divorce. I reached over and patted her on the back and said, “everything is going to be ok.” We became friends that day. She would on occasion watch my dog and she would tell me how Jellybean loved having Tazz around. Her son Jayden liked Tazz as well. The last time she watched Tazz I picked him up and met her boyfriend that she knew from way back. I hadn’t heard from Lucretia in awhile. I would text and send her an email at FTJ and I would not receive response. I knew this was odd for Lucretia always responded. I knew something was wrong when she didn’t text me back after Thanksgiving and Christmas…I wished her well both holidays. It was only recently that I Googled her name and came across her obituary. My heart sank. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. I could not believe that Lucretia had passed. I didn’t know she was sick, so this was a huge surprise to me. I’m still down just knowing that she is not here. As a friend I miss Lucretia dearly. RIP. It is still a mystery to me as to why she is not here. If anyone has any information regarding her passing I would like to know.

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