Mark W. Wait

Mark W. Wait, 53, of Kansas City MO passed away July 10th, 2021 at his home from a long illness.

A memorial celebration of life service will be held at Unity Temple on the Country Club Plaza (Charles Filmore Chapel) on Friday, July 16th, 2021. Visitation from 4pm to 4:30pm with service following.

Mark was born August 7th, 1967 in Kansas City Missouri. He grew up in Independence and graduated from Independence Christian School. He attended the Jones Store School of Beauty, becoming a talented stylist for twenty plus years.

His passions included hosting parties, dinners, and special family events. He excelled at flower gardening, cooking, and decorating (shopping too!). He enjoyed many trips (New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Florida). His favorite was special friendships made during several trips to Santa Fe, New Mexico!

He was preceded in death by his father, his older brother, uncles, a favorite aunt, and grandparents on both sides of the family.

Survivors include his unconditional loving mother, Patricia (Wyatt) Wait; his twin brother, Michael; his dedicated partner of 27 years, Keith Rosen; two special aunts, one uncle, two nieces, three nephews, and their families; many cousins, and a great group of friends!

A special thank you to Crossroads Hospice (especially Doug), family members, and faithful friends for their care, compassion, love, and support.

Visits: 5


  1. Senda Daniels-Stroble on July 14, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    My deepest condolences, may be rest in peace.

  2. Claude & Carolyn Cooper on July 14, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    May the Lord give you peace, and comfort to his family and friends. And to Keith, whom he cherished .

  3. Junann on July 14, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Mark will be missed ?? I have so many fond memories we shared. Much love and prayers for Mark’s family and especially my dear friend Keith.

  4. Laurie on July 15, 2021 at 7:52 am

    Mark, you are at peace, and your friends and family will stand in support of your beloved, Keith. You delivered, laughter, joy, and friendship to me and to Alice Ann who was always delighted to see you!

  5. Tom and Sylvia Neal on July 15, 2021 at 11:29 am

    So sorry to hear this. Peace to Mark and to the family!

  6. Lucy R. Silk on July 16, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Dear Friend, Mark. My love to you in Heaven. I’m so happy that I was able to visit you in person. I enjoyed our phone talks. I’m glad you enjoyed the cards and cookies. Missing you already. Rest easy, no pain or worries. God bless you.

  7. Lucy R. Silk on July 16, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    Addendum: thank you for all the cat themed presents, especially, and other gifts. You never forgot my precious kitties. ? love you.

  8. Bob Turpin on July 19, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Such a handsome picture of Mark; made me recall the first time I met him in the 1990s. That evening with Keith and Kevin at the Cab he was full of laughter and delightful to be around. So sorry that he has spent so many years dealing with illness and discomforting conditions and am glad he is at eternal peace.

  9. Jeffery L davis on July 29, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Mark has and will be forever in our memories. We used to play around a lot of kids, he loved everyone, and he will be greatly missed by all of us. My heart goes out to his brother, and family and friends.

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