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In Memory of

Kathleen Joan Hardgree

March 20, 1945 - September 7, 2017

Obituary


Kathleen Joan Hardgree was welcomed into the arms of God on September 7, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 14 at Church of the Nativity, 3800 W. 119th Street, Leawood, KS, at 11a.m. Friends may visit from 10a.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa, KS at a later date.

Kathy was born March 20, 1945, to Celia and Raymond Fogarty in Kansas City, MO. She graduated from Bishop Hogan High School in 1962 and got her undergraduate degree in Education from UMKC....

Kathleen Joan Hardgree was welcomed into the arms of God on September 7, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 14 at Church of the Nativity, 3800 W. 119th Street, Leawood, KS, at 11a.m. Friends may visit from 10a.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa, KS at a later date.

Kathy was born March 20, 1945, to Celia and Raymond Fogarty in Kansas City, MO. She graduated from Bishop Hogan High School in 1962 and got her undergraduate degree in Education from UMKC. She married and had four children. Kathy taught elementary school at Border Star in Brookside. Later she became a successful real estate agent in the Kansas City area for 25 years. Kathy was active in her community. She volunteered at The Upper Room and Operation Breakthrough where she tutored children in need. She was a member of the Curé of Ars luncheon group as well as a number of other women's groups. She truly enjoyed all the memories and great times she shared with her many friends over the years.

Kathy loved to travel, especially to Ireland. She visited The Emerald Isle five times with friends and family. While there, she celebrated her heritage including visiting Fogarty Castle in County Tipperary. Kathy had natural artistic talents and a keen eye for beauty and design. She was a strong advocate for liberal and women's causes. She loved her grandchildren dearly and enjoyed sharing her passion of history and learning with them.

Kathy is survived by her four children, Shelly, Melissa, Bridget and Scott; 10 Grandchildren - Josh, Olivia, Zach, Abby, Alex, Luke, Libby, Brennan, Ryan and Maddie; two sisters, Jean Blando (John) and Diane Redmond (Bob); multiple nieces, nephews, cousins; and extended family in St. Joseph, MO.

Kathy will be dearly missed by her family and friends. The family wishes to thank the many caregivers and volunteers at Kansas City Hospice House for providing such loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Operation Breakthrough to help some of Kansas City's most deserving children (to donate, visit www.operationbreakthrough.org). Please offer condolences at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com.