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JESUS R. (JESSE) HERNANDEZ


1921 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
JESUS R. (JESSE) HERNANDEZ Obituary
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Jesus (Jesse) R. Hernandez, 92, of Leawood, Kan., passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Church of the Ascension, 9510 West 127th, Overland Park, Kan., with burial following in Resurrection North Cemetery. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at McGilley State Line Chapel, where the Rosary will be prayed at 5 p.m. Jesse was born April 1, 1921, in Independence, Kan. He was married for 71 years to his wife, Fermina. He was a WWII Veteran from 1942 to 1946 and served in the 83rd Infantry of the U.S. Army, landing on Normandy in the second wave on Omaha Beach. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for reconnaissance behind enemy lines. He returned home to graduate from UMKC undergraduate and Law Degree. Jesse was an independent claims adjuster and in 1960 established the Hernandez Claim Service and retired in 1986. Jesse joined the First Degree in March, 1958 and the Fourth Degree in April, 1959. He has been an Honorary Life Member for over 22 years and was a current member of the 3rd and 4th Degree when he died. He was a member of Council 3414 in Parkville, Mo., and a member of Assembly 2315. Jesse was preceded in death by his mother, Maria Ramirez, father, Jesus Hernandez, and daughter, Kathleen. He is survived by his wife, Fermina Hernandez; his children, Alfonso Hernandez and wife Beverly; Mary Bires and husband Rick; Mario Hernandez and wife Diane; Veronica Hernandez; Rebecca Mick; Phillip Hernandez and wife Megan; and Cecilia Hernandez. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, a great-great grandchild; and sister, Patricia Amayo and her husband Joseph. Condolences may be left online at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com Arr.: McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City. McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145, 816-942-6180
Published in Kansas City Star on Dec. 24, 2013
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