Mary Louise Panuco

Mary Louise Panuco, 65 of Kansas City, MO passed away April 29, 2023.

A Celebration of life will take place Saturday May 13, 2023, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society (6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raytown, MO 64133). This will be a time for friends and family just to hang out and reminisce about the good times they had with Mary. No formal ceremony will be held.

Ms. Panuco was born August 17, 1957, in Knoxville, TN. Mary was a wonderful person who had many wonderful hobbies. She had a knack for sewing, crafting jewelry with beads and playing The Legend of Zelda. As most knew, she loved her cats, her large collection of plants and Angels, especially the angels she kept close to her heart, her grandbabies. Stephen King was also a favorite of hers. She was an avid collector of his books and stories.

Mary was loved more than she could have ever imagined, and we will miss her every single day.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother and father Mary and Samuel Daughtery and her sisters Brenda Lewis and Donna Castillo.

Survivors of Mary include her ex-spouse of 43 years, Greg Panuco, son Andres John Pacheco, daughters Valaree Kimberly Mann and Melissa Renae Panuco, siblings Bruce Daughtery, Tammy Daughtery Hayton, Lisa Hayton and Samantha Becker, and her grandchildren, Autumn Kae-Louise Bankes, Benjamin Joel Curtis Seppo, Hallie Adrien Mann, Isabella Madison Taylor, Kevin Thomas Taylor Jr. and Gunnar Gregory Benjamin Ray.

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  1. Melissa Panuco on May 3, 2023 at 12:40 pm

    Mom, I love u so much and wish the love of your children would’ve been enough. I’m so sorry you were in so much pain you felt this was the only way to make it go away. I think about you every day and I will live the remainder of my life doing my best to make you happy as if you were still here. I wish you knew how much we all loved you and I hope you’re finally in your peaceful place as the Angel we all know you are guiding your kids & grand-babies. You will be so dearly missed & never forgotten. I love you mom! You took my heart when you left but that’s ok. There is nobody I would want to have it more. Until we meet again mom I love you!!!

  2. Bruce Daugherty on May 3, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    To my loving sister. You meant the world to me as all of you sisters did. I will miss you unconditionally and always. My Weesie , I love you and now you are flying high amongst your angels ?. Fly high my angel for I will see you again.
    I love you!

  3. Crystal Lewis on May 7, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    Lord knows he took a good angel from us putting all your pain and hurt to rest. You was and still are a amazing aunt. I remember way back when coming over to your house for the weekend and you cooking early in the mornings. You would sit in the living room watching tv while me and missy would get on your nerves. It’s so hard to believe that your gone yet granny and papa and Donna and my momma are happy to have you with them another angel to see us through all the craziness here on this place we call earth! I love you and will miss you so much kiss the family up there for us!!!!

  4. Ronda Stahl on May 7, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    I’ve always known Mary to be a strong woman. I remember the day she took me in and treated me as one of her own. She showed me what’s it was to have someone that genuinely cared about my future by showing me how to be responsible by taking me to my job and picking me up, so that I can pay rent and buy school clothes. She also raised 2 beautiful girls that are just as strong as she was with good hearts. Mary was a good woman to learn from. There wasn’t nothing she wouldn’t do when it came to her family. I even remember one summer she got me and valaree a job working with her so we could learn something new to help us with our future job experience and to help us make money so we could buy the things we wanted for school which taught us the value of a dollar . I just want to say thank you Mary for being the mother I needed in the most crucial time in my life. I’ll never forget how you welcomed me into your family with no hesitation. It’s not going to be the same with you gone but I have confidence that it’ll be alright cause you have 2 strong girls that will embrace all the thing that you’ve taught them in life and you’ll never be forgotten. You’ve left deep impressions in the hearts of everyone that knew you.

    You’ll never be forgotten

    Melissa and Val you guys got this, there ain’t nothing you guys can’t do. Cause you are the children of Mary. I love you guys. Now go on and show everyone who the panuco’s are. ?

  5. DJ Peterson on May 12, 2023 at 11:30 am

    May you Rest In Paradise, Mary. You are loved by many but especially by your children. You will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Godspeed.

  6. Lisa Hayton on May 13, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    Louise, I am so blessed for the time that we shared. I will miss you tremendously dear sister. This is not goodbye, rather it’s an “I’ll see you later” as you always told me at the end of our talks or visits. You are a part of my heart always. Thank you for loving me. I love you.

  7. Melissa Panuco on June 16, 2023 at 9:17 pm

    Mom, I love u & I miss u so much. This is so hard!!! I just miss u…

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