Xochitl Garcia Kelley

Xochitl Garcia Kelley, 92, of Kansas City, MO passed away July 14, 2023. Memorial services will be held from 3-8pm, Friday, August 4, 2023 at Fleming Meeting Hall, Blue Springs, MO.

Xochitl was born November 7, 1930 in Mexico City. Xochitl, from the Aztec culture meaning “flower” studied art and painting 1948-1990. She graduated from secretarial school and accounting. As a practicing artist she exhibited her art work in Lenexa City Hall, the Mexican consulate, Johnson County Community College, Albrecht-Kemper Museum and Mosaic Hospital.

She was preceded in death by: Gaspara Dominguez Avila.

Survivors include: daughter, Michelle X. Tackett; son, Guillermo Lopez Garcia; granddaughter, Cristina Todd; granddaughter, Briana Kelley Deo; and great-granddaughter, Isabella Todd.


  1. Claudia Islas on July 21, 2023 at 6:02 pm

    Will miss that smile, her advice, Witt, jokes and overall just her presence.

  2. Jessica Meza on July 21, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    I will miss her stories and her sayings. They were hilarious and made me laugh so hard.

  3. Gloria Bessenbacher and Family on July 22, 2023 at 10:01 am

    Genuine, hard worker, warm, generous, and with a great sense of humor; yet strong and quite a warrior. She will be deeply missed. May she rest in peace.

  4. Enrique Bernal and family on July 22, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    I am going to miss my former neighbor and one of my greatest friends that life has given me. Too much to say and not enough time. I am going to miss you xochil and having long conversations about life, your culture and education you taught me so much.
    You will always be in our hearts!

  5. Rakmi Shaiza on July 22, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    You will be mixed very much, Oxchitl. Thank you for blessing Unique Finds Gifts and our customers with so many of your original art. Every one of them will remind us of your beautiful smiles and your love for art and story telling ?. Thank you for sharing your gift to the world.

  6. Agnes and Joe Herrera on July 26, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    We will miss her beautiful smile and her presence. She made our day every time we saw her. She was a gift from heaven. We will miss her dearly. We loved her very much. May she Rest In Peace. Agnes and Joe

  7. Enrique Patiño Leyva on October 24, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Siento mucho la pérdida de mi querida Tía Xochitl. Hace mucho tiempo que deseábamos saber de ella. Mi papá, que ya tampoco está con nosotros, siempre la extrañó y añoró su compañía jovial y cariñosa, pero muchos años no pudo contactarla de nuevo.
    Deseo que mis primos Michelle y Memo se encuentren bien y espero poder reencontrarnos nuevamente.
    Abrazos cariñosos de Enrique Patiño Leyva.

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