Yvonne Anne Morrissey Lyons, Age: 80
July 19, 1938 -- Oct 1, 2018

Yvonne Anne Morrissey Lyons died at her home Monday morning, October 1, 2018. She remained the same spirited, loving and giving person she was known for throughout her life during her valiant two-year battle with cancer. She was comforted to her last breath by her six loving children and loving husband, Dick. Yvonne was born July 19, 1938, as the second child of eight to Vincent Morrissey and Mary Shreck Morrissey at the old Providence Hospital in KCK. She was raised a devout Catholic and attended Blessed Sacrament School and Bishop Ward High School in KCK. At Bishop Ward she met Dick Lyons, and they became high school sweethearts and married in February 1958 at Blessed Sacrament. The marriage of 60 years celebrated this February bore six fabulous children, Richard (Laura), Jeffrey (Mary Lou), Bridget (Jeff), Amy (Derek), Eric (Michelle), and Sara (Andrew). They gave Dick and Yvonne 19 extraordinary grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Yvonne was a loving, caring, selfless woman who dedicated her life to her children and her husband. She achieved her life goal to raise six happy, well adjusted, successful children, and they are they are her lasting legacy.  Her children love each other as much as they loved their mother and father, and that brought her great joy. She would often say “Don’t we have a great family?” 

Yvonne is also survived by her siblings Patricia, Vincent, Rosemarie, Michael, Rita, Denise, and Celeste, and many cherished friends. Bishop Ward friends described her as sweet, and she was. Yvonne was as good as it gets in this imperfect world, and Dick and all those in her life will love her as much when she is gone as they did when she was here. She had a great full life that we thank God for. Visitation will be at Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave., KCK, on Thursday, October 4yh from 5:00-8:00pm, concluding with a Rosary at 7:30pm. Mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2203 Parallel Ave., KCK, on Friday, October 5th at 9:00am. For those who want to come early at 8:45am, Dick Lyons will deliver a brief eulogy for his beloved wife. Immediately following Mass, a graveside service will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery at 38th and State Ave. Friends and family are invited to a catered lunch at the Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall following the graveside service. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Catholic Charities USA, 2050 Ballenger Ave., Suite 400, Alexandria, VA, 22314 or The Ronald McDonald House, RMHC of Kansas City, 2502 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64108.



Condolences

Suzie Kaminski Oct 02 ,2018

Long time griend ,Olathe ,Kansas

Dick & Family, I was so sad when Phil told me you had called to tell us of Yvonne’s death. I so enjoyed our birthday lunches we celebrated together the past few years. I have some very fond memories from the time when we lived next door to each other to the time we came to visit you in Iowa to our dinners together. I will miss her. She was a very special friend. May she Rest In Peace. Her struggles are over now and will have no more pain.

Pat Sambol Sambol Oct 03 ,2018

High School friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Dick and family, Sending my sympathy for your loss of your loved one, Yvonne. She was always so sweet and friendly, even though I would rarely see her. That's how I will always remember her. A wonderful classmate while at Ward High School. My prayers are with all of you during these difficult days. God Bless, Pat Sambol

Mike and Shelley Barbarich Oct 04 ,2018

Family friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

Dick/Sara Releford family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Judi Newton Oct 04 ,2018

Old neighbor ,Jeffersonville ,Indiana

I can't express the sorrow I feel hearing of Yvonne's passing. She was one of the sweetest friends I've ever had. We had such fun when they were our neighbors and our children played together and my girls were babysat by her older girls. Please know she will be missed by those she touched in Indiana. Love Judi πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’•

Nellie Taff Oct 04 ,2018

Former neighbor ,Jeffersonville ,Indiana

I'm so sorry to hear this. We enjoyed all the family while they were in Indiana. You are in our prayers! Nellie

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota Avenue
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Oct 04 ,2018
Time:
5:00 PM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
Address:
2203 Parallel Avenue
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66104
Date:
Oct 05 ,2018
Time:
9:00 AM
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