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Togalei “Lei” Tapuai Pio was born on November 10, 1958 in American Samoa. She was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she spent most of her life until relocating to Independence, Missouri. She will be remembered by many for her dedication to family, outspoken and genuine personality, carefree persona, blunt sense of humor, onolicious cooking, and just being one of a kind! Lei was the epitome of aloha spirit, and those close to her can always reminisce about her pure loving heart. Doing and giving unto others came too natural for her. A lasting impression of love is the precious gift she left to those whose lives were fortunate to cross paths with hers, a love that could never be matched. Her husband was her heart and her children were her whole life. On the 19th of May, 2021, her soul found Rest in the Lord. Her presence will forever be missed but never forgotten.
Our dearest Lei is survived by husband Eneliko Pio; children Edmund Fetui, Chance Tafao, Justin Pio, Wilson Pio and Nicole Pio; 1 brother and 2 sisters; 11 grandkids; and many friends and loved ones.
A Family Service will be held Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 6:00pm. On Friday the 28th, the Main Funeral Service will take place at 9:00am and the burial will follow. Services will be held at The Cornerstone Community of Christ Church located at 1316 South Osage St. Independence MO 64055 and the burial is located at Mt. Washington Cemetery. All are welcomed and invited to both services! All flower deliveries should be sent to the church address after 3pm on Thursday the 27th.
Until that Glorious Morning,
Rest in Jesus
Renata Laupola-Ah Kuoi says
My condolences to you Elder (uncle) Ene and the family. We continue to uplift you all in prayers and pray for peace, comfort, and understanding to you all. Lots of great memories of Aunty lei that I’ll forever cherish. I know her legacy will continue to rein through her children & grandchildren. Alofa tele to you all and until they sweet day, we shall reunite with our her. Love you all.
Debbie Aumua Moore says
From the first time we met,you have always shown me love an welcomed me into your home.You have always shared so much of yourself and your time with me,giving me advice,listening to my problems,and telling each other funny stories and shared so much laughter together. You will forever carry a special place in my heart,and I will always hear your voice inspiring me to stay strong,have faith,let no one hold me back,and when things get to hard to handle,turn it over and trust God! I will miss you my Sista
R.I.P. All my love
Debbie Aumua Moore says
CONDOLENCE TO MY BROTHER
LIKO AND KIDS, MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF YOU FOR STRENGTH, PEACE AND LOVE.
LEI ALWAYS SHOWED BEAUTY AND GRACE EVERY TIME I SEEN HER. ALWAYS A SMILE ON HER FACE AND HER ARMS WIDE OPEN TO GIVE ME A HUG,A KISS ON MY CHEEK AND A”WHERE YOU BEEN”! A LAUGH THEN “I MISS YOU,HOW ARE YOU” “COME SIT DOWN AN EAT”AND ALL THAT WHILE SHE STILL SQUEEZING THE HELL OUT OF ME LOL. BUT I KNOW SHE HAS GIVEN SO MUCH OF HER LIFE TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT HER LOVE,KINDNESS,CARE,
LAUGHTER,WISDOM,AND SPIRIT WILL FOREVER BE WITH US ALL.
GOD BLESS ALL MY LOVE.
Nathan Paialii says
I Love you Auntie!!! Rest in Heaven!!!
Kathy Kaio says
I WILL MISS YOUR BEAUTIFUL TALKS & LAUGHTER WE HAD DRINKING MWH AS NEIGHBORS 3M YOU LIVED NEXT DOOR!!!
I SURE WILL MISS YOUR FRIENDSHIP.. MY LOVE????? GOES OUT TO YOUR AWESOME ????4BOYS ?1GIRL &
Colbert kaio says
WOW unreal togalei pass I went to school with her at kaiulani elementary back in the late 60z
She was a tough girl back den
Noo one would mess with her
In school I always wondered how she is doing reading all da MSG
She was a great woman ??
Fima Sapani Mataese says
On behalf of Neueli & Nive Sapani who are my parents and would like to send our sincerely condolences to uncle Elder Eneliko and the kids and family. This is so sad to hear the passing of a wonderful, beautiful and very open hearted women since we’ve met her in Hawaii when we attended Waipahu Samoa SDA Church. Everything that most of you shared about aunty Lei are all true, we will all miss her presence and laughter and ty he smiles she always has on her face and for a good heart she had. We love you uncle Elder Eneliko and kids and May aunty Rest In Peace and be with you and family at this very moment, May God continue to be with you and the kids and family and give you all comfort, this isn’t easy but with God all things will be ok. Parents send their love to you all.
REST IN LOVE LEI…I REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS SAYING GOOD MORNING EVERY DAY WHEN I USED TO PASS TO GO TO SCHOOL.
PRAYERS TO UR OHANA