Sep 28,2019---Jan 31,2021

Kennedy Rose Bowen (Biscuits) passed away at home in the loving arms of her parents, Eric and Morgan Bowen on Sunday, January 31st, 2021. A funeral mass to  celebrate her short but much loved life for family, friends, neighbors, caregivers and colleagues will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 5th, at Cure of Ars Catholic Church, 9405 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS.  Covid precautions including masks and distancing is required. A private burial for family will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. 

Kennedy Rose Bowen, "Biscuits' was born on Sept 28th, 2019 and from that day forward she would prove to be an amazing example of courage, strength and joy to all who had the privilege to know her or to know of her.  At two months of age she began to have recurrent fevers and difficulty with feedings. After 6 weeks of numerous and prolonged hospitalizations and unpleasant tests she was diagnosed with a rare, unrelenting, neurodegenerative disease, Vici Syndrome.  Kennedy was a true Vici warrior in the short time here with us.  She definitely earned the #ToughBiscuits.

While her tiny little frame would never roll, crawl, take a step or utter a word, and while she would never see, she found her way in life through her hearing, sense of touch and an invincible spirit.  She was a lover of Moana, all things Unicorn and her favorite dolly Molly the Mermaid, given to her by her loving daddy.  She also loved her English pram carriage rides outside, doing her physical therapy, taking baths, tickles from her daddy, Molly stories from her mommy, Biskeylocks and the 3 Bears story from her Grazyma and soothing massages from Grandma Sharon. She loved getting her hair done by her Godmother Aunt Brit, even her first birthday punked out pink hair do . She was a busy body when people would come over and she was trying to sort all the voices out.  She had a play list many would be envious of and especially enjoyed the Beatles, her favorite being Blackbird, which she insisted be played on repeat. Despite her discomfort at times and all the challenges she had whenever she would hear this song it would soothe her.  So to her daddy's beloved Biscuits and her mommy's beloved Squishey one more time....

Blackbird singing in the dead of night Take these broken wings and learn to fly 

All your life You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird singing in the dead of night Take these weakened eyes and learn to see 

All your life You were only waiting for this moment to be free

Be free and at peace Sweet Biscuits.We love you for eternity Your forever mommy and daddy.

Kennedy is survived by her parents, Eric and Morgan Bowen, Grandparents; David and Sharon Bowen, JB Moore and Zita Surprenant, Great Grandmother Carol Bowen, Aunts Brit Moore and Nicki Mallory, Uncles Jamie Crist and Chad Mallory, First Cousins Claire, Emma and Olivia Mallory. In addition she is survived by numerous great uncles and aunts and second cousins. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Vici Syndrome Research Project, KU Endowment - Medical Center Campus, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Mail Stop 3012, Kansas City, KS 66160 or on line at https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1312/giving/interior.aspx?sid=1312&gid=1&pgid=791&cid=1843&bledit=1&dids=387.1931.375&sort=1&appealcode=WEK

The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed at: https://cureofars.com/funeral



Condolences

Cindy duane Feb 01 ,2021

Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

David and I are so very sorry for the loss of your precious baby. Your family is in our prayers.

Zoe & Jimmy Feb 02 ,2021

Cousin to Eric ,Indianapolis ,Indiana

Your beautiful Biscuits will always be with you. We’re thinking of you two, and your families. Although I didn’t get a chance to meet Kennedy, the pictures shared of her adventures made me fall in love. She was undeniably loved and special beyond words...Zoe & Jimmy

Krista Spencer Feb 02 ,2021

Friend ,Las Vegas ,Nevada

Eric & Morgan, I know how much love you poured into that little girl in her time here with us on earth, and I pray for comfort until the time you are reunited with her in heaven. This is more than should be asked of any parent. Please know I am sending my prayers, love and strength to you and your entire families. Rest well, little Biscuit. ❤️ Krista Spencer

Pastor Cynthia Schnaath Feb 02 ,2021

Pastor to Dave and Sharon Bowen ,Lenexa ,Kansas

The story of Kennedy is a powerful witness. I appreciated reading it this morning. May her light still shine in your lives. Prayers and blessings

Dena and Carl VanWalleghen Feb 02 ,2021

Friends ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Sharon and Dave, we are so sorry for the loss of your granddaughter. We will keep all your family in our prayers.

Sharon G Aubuchon Feb 02 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Eric, Morgan, Zita and JB. I am so sorry for your loss. She was so lucky to have you as parents and grandparents. The love you gave her was beyond incredible. She was a warrior and had strength beyond belief. Heaven has an Angel. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you.

Amy Fowler Feb 02 ,2021

former co-worker/friend of Sharon Bowen ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Sharon and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss of your sweet Kennedy. I hope that the joy she brought you during her brief life will sustain you through this difficult time- and that her memory will always bring a smile to your heart. Amy Fowler

Cheryl Pasgett Feb 02 ,2021

Friend from Salem Lutheran ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Dear Sharon and Dave and to Kennedy’s parents and other family, The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved one is safe in the hand of God. So sorry for your loss of such a beautiful and precious little angel.

Paige Stuart Feb 02 ,2021

Eric's cousin ,MOAB ,Utah

Eric and Morgan and fam. I am so sorry for your loss. I just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and I hope little Kennedy is in peace. Sending you all lots of love.

Laura snd Steve Feb 02 ,2021

Friend ,Prairie vilkage

Morgan & Eric Sending love and peace to you during this difficult time. Kennedy was full of strength and courage and brought so much love to you❤️🙏🏼 Love Laura & Steve

Ashley Brown Feb 02 ,2021

Family friend ,Prairie village ,Kansas

Morgan, Eric, JB, Zita, Brittany- I’m so sorry for your loss of your sweet girl. Morgan and Eric what strong incredible parents you are and may she always be your angel that watches over you until you meet again. Love you all so much.

Sarah & Ivan Feb 03 ,2021

Eric's cousin ,Norfolk ,Virginia

Sweet Kennedy's life was too short but overflowing with love. She was so special and I am so grateful I was able to meet her and hold her for an afternoon. You are in our prayers and in our hearts. Sending lots of love, Sarah and Ivan

kathleen asbury Feb 03 ,2021

I am truly sorry! I am sending prayers you way

Lillian Stoll Feb 04 ,2021

Caregiver ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I was devastated to hear of the passing of sweet baby Biscuits. I got the amazing opportunity of knowing her and her parents and grandmother, Zita when taking care of her through the nights so they could get some sleep. I am in ‘awe’ of this family and the incredible strength they have. Biscuits was truly one of a kind and in all the good ways. She will be missed, but I am grateful for knowing her and her parents! I’m praying for you guys all the time!

Shaun & Amy Moore Feb 04 ,2021

former neighbor/friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious baby girl. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Nancy Jahoda baker Feb 04 ,2021

Zita’s friend ,Missouri city ,Texas

My heart is breaking for you Zita and your family. May the Lord take this sweet babe in his arms and relieve you from from your suffering. Your friend Nancy Baker

Candice McField Feb 05 ,2021

family friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Morgan, Eric, Zita, and to all the Bowen and Moore family. I am deeply saddened by your loss of Ms. Kennedy. Please know my heart and prayers are with you. Love you and may God be with you all during this difficult time.

Conna Larson Hiltner Feb 05 ,2021

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Dear Sharon and Family, We are so very very sorry to for the loss of your beautiful, sweet Kennedy. She was surrounded by so much love and caring, and was such an inspiration. With our deepest sympathy, Conna and Orin Hiltner

Carla Burke Feb 05 ,2021

Friend of grandmother ,Overland Park ,Kansas

My heart is with you all and aches for the loss, but seeing that tiny one with angels wings brought tenderness to my heart. Lots of Kindness Carla Burke

Tracy Wilkus Feb 08 ,2021

friend of Sharon Bowen, met at 68 Sports ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. With sympathy, Tracy Wilkus

Carly Finch Feb 14 ,2021

Vici Friend ,Monroe ,Washington

Dearest Bowen Family, We are so grateful to have gotten to know sweet Kennedy these last few months and get to know her through social media. I felt a true connection when we found out her “twin” brother is only one week older than her. I know one day they will get to meet one another and be able to share that sweet connection we both wanted to see one day. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this time. With love, your Vici Family the Finches Carly, Travis, Taylor & of course Garrett

Patti Feb 14 ,2021

None ,Cedar Hill ,Missouri

I happened upon Biscuit’s obituary by chance when looking for the obituary of a friend’s parent, and as I read, I was deeply touched. What a tribute to a precious little one who obviously made a huge impact despite her size and the short time she was here on this earth. I am awed and humbled by reading her story, and I will be praying for her family in the days, weeks, and months to come.

Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Cure of Ars Catholic Church
Address:
9405 Mission Road
City:
Leawood
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66206
Date:
Feb 05 ,2021
Time:
10:30 AM
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