Juanita (Juana) Vaca
Nov 7, 1932 -- Oct 15, 2019

Juanita (Juana) Vaca of Kansas City, Kansas passed away peacefully in her home on October 15,2019, with her children by her side.

 

Juanita was born, November 7, 1932, in Kansas City, Kansas to Salvador and Ignacia Villa. She met her true love at the age of 16 and married him in August 1951. His name is Ramon Vaca.  They remained together in love for 67 years.  She proceeded then to start a home and raise their nine children. Juanita was a stay at home mother and tended to the care and well being of her children and home. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, in Armourdale, until it was closed and then became a member of St. Joseph/St. Benedicts (All Saints) Catholic Church. She was an active member of the Altar Society of St. Thomas Church and a room mother to many classrooms there. Her popcorn balls were a big favorite of all the students. She loved cooking and baking, pies, pies, and more pies at the holidays. But by far were the fresh hot tortillas she made at her kitchen table. Ready to be eaten when her children came home from school. Juanita helped at the neighborhood community centers with the local children and teenagers. And many would follow her home with her own children and play basketball in the driveway.

 

Juanita was a member of the Cursillo, and also along with her husband was a Lay Minister and taught Marriage Preparation Classes. Although her children were her priority, she loved traveling with her husband especially to the home they built in Mexico.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon. Her parents Salvador and Ignacia Villa. Her brothers; John Frank, Salvador, and Nieves. Her sisters; Catalina, Mercedes, Conception. Her son in laws; Patrick Casper, Charles (CJ) Washington and her daughter in laws; Sieglinde (Kiki) and Susie.

 

She is survived by her and Ramon's children. Raymond of El Paso, TX, Ralph (Theresa), Valerie, Ronald Sr. (Keri), Victoria, Vanessa (Steve), Venetia (Adrian), and Roland Sr. all of Kansas City, KS and Veronica of Roeland Park, KS. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Her sisters, Agnes (Kika) and Gabriella (Mammie).  

 

Visitation will be 5 - 7 pm, Monday, October 21st, 2019 at Porter's Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. Rosary will be said at 7 pm.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Church, 811 Vermont Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.



Condolences

Jeanine Albanese Oct 18 ,2019

friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Michael and I send sincere condolences to the entire family. The visits Michael received from Mr. & Mrs. Vaca are so precious and memorable for him. Much love to all Vaca family and friends. God Bless, Michael & Jeanine A.

Susana (susy) Garcia Jensen Oct 18 ,2019

Family friend ,Kamsas city ,Kansas

I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Vacas passing. I remember her and my mom always being together and us kids hanging out. She will remain forever in my heart. Rest in peace 💙

Susana (susy) Garcia Jensen Oct 18 ,2019

Family friend ,Kamsas city ,Kansas

I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Vacas passing. I remember her and my mom always being together and us kids hanging out. She will remain forever in my heart. Rest in peace 💙

Scott R McCarroll Oct 18 ,2019

coworker ,kc ,Missouri

Condolences to you Charlotte and Ralph

Stephanie Uhde Oct 20 ,2019

Friend of Family ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Momma Vaca always so kind and welcoming. Genuine love of her family radiated from her. A beautiful lady through and through.May Heaven unite you with your true love. We will miss you Momma Vaca.

Miles Quijas Oct 21 ,2019

Family ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Heartfelt condolences to the Vaca family. Jenni served as a example of someone who lived God's word. To know her was to witness grace, kindness, and love. I will truly forever miss her. Sincerely, Miles Quijas

Miles Quijas Oct 21 ,2019

Family ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Heartfelt condolences to the Vaca family. Jenni served as an example of someone who lived God's word. To know her was to witness grace, kindness, and love. I will forever miss her. Sincerely Miles Quijas

Alfred Rangel Oct 22 ,2019

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

To the Vaca Family, May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Mr. Mrs. Alfred M. Rangel, Sr., & Family

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota Ave
City:
Kansas City
State:
KS
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Oct 21 ,2019
Time:
5:00 PM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
All Saints Catholic Church
Address:
801 Vermont
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Oct 22 ,2019
Time:
10:00 AM
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