Joseph C. Christiana, Age: 89
May 5, 1929 -- Sept. 8, 2018

Joseph Carmen Christiana, 1929-2018, passed away Saturday, September 8, with his wife of 66 years, Marlene by his side. He was a proud Army Veteran serving as a Sergeant from 1946-1949. He retired from Western Auto after 35 years in various positions. Joseph is survived by his son, Joseph and two daughters and their spouses, Patti and Randy Bell, Carol and Lawrence Tudor. Grandchildren: Cameron Bell and wife, Natasha, Lauren Nardi and husband, Michael, Ian Tudor, Claire Randall and husband, Dustin and Emily Christiana. Great Grandchild Bell will be born later this year. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Hospice House, Kansas City, Missouri. Visitation will be 9:30 am Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Cure' of Ars Catholic Church, Leawood, Kansas with Mass of Christian Burial following at 10:30 am.



Lenny & Bev Poppenhagen Sep 09 ,2018

Friends for 55 years ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Joe, was a special guy. Always friendly & upbeat. Married to a wonderful woman and had great children. He will be missed!

Bob and Sherry Gilstrap Sep 09 ,2018

Friend and Business Associate ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri

Joe was one of a kind. God threw away the template after he made Joe. He had such a gift of making us all laugh. We were never around him but what he was joking and entertaining us. We will all miss him.

Stuart Gilstrap Sep 09 ,2018

Business Associate ,Lebanon ,Missouri

I always appreciated Mr C. ever positive attitude and encouragement. It was indeed a privilege to be a part of his Western Auto team.

Dennis and Betty Wright Sep 09 ,2018

Mentor and Friend for 40+ years ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Joe was my mentor and friend. His laugh was one of a kind and will be greatly missed.

Tony and Adonna Taliercio Sep 09 ,2018

Friend, co-worker and golf partner ,Savannah ,Texas

A great friend who always had a story to tell! A very good caring man who will be missed.

Jeff & Judy Kroblin Sep 10 ,2018

Friend ,Tonganoxie ,Kansas

I worked and knew Joe 35+ years . He was a mentor at Western auto for me. After he retired we talked monthly. Judy knew him from valley view bank and always enjoyed his laugh. Joe cared for people and was a faithful friend, Husband I will miss him

Kent Nelson Sep 10 ,2018

Friend ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri

Joe was a great boss, but he was an even better person! No doubt he will keep a lot of people in heaven laughing! I can still hear him say ...... Mr. Nelson, Una Momento! when he wanted to talk to me! What a great guy!

Ruth and Norm Schmalz Sep 10 ,2018

Friends since 1985 ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Joe had 32,633 days on earth and I bet he made more friends than that! He inspired more people than he could possibly know. Marlene and kids, we hope you can be comforted by that thought. We truly love him!

Mary Jo Brown Sep 11 ,2018

Niece ,Walterboro ,South Carolina

Uncle Joe you are now at peace & in a better place. No doubt enjoying a laugh or two with my Dad, Nick & others. Love to Aunt Marlene, Patti, Joey, Carol & your family. You are all in my prayers. Love to you.

John Miller, jr. Sep 12 ,2018

Nephew ,Simi Valley ,California

Uncle Joe was all about others. He would go out of his way to make you feel like you were part of his family. One of my best memories as a child was our 4th of July visit to their home in Ankeny, Iowa. Uncle Joe & family gave us the best time, a parade, little Joe's baseball game in the rain, fun in their basement and even a tornado! Uncle Joe was awesome! He is golfing with the best of them now.

Keith Washburn Sep 12 ,2018

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I hope Joe was able to read my text message about a week before he went to Heaven. Wishing the best for all of the family... love and peace to you all!

Funeral Mass
Cure of Ars Catholic Church
9405 Mission Road
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Sep 12 ,2018
10:30 AM
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