Mariano Hernandez 1913 - 2013
Mariano Hernandez, 100 years of age, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 27 2013, surrounded by his family at Kansas City Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 31st, at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mariano was born July 26, 1913 to Eligio and Gregoria Hernandez in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. He was the oldest of ten children. Upon arriving in the United States in 1921, he lived in Holiday, Kansas. In 1937, he married Elisa Rodriguez. They made their home in Armourdale until the flood of 1951. They were married for 59 years with Elisa preceding him in death in 1996. He was a long time resident of Kansas City, Kansas. Mariano and Elisa raised four children. He was employed at Swift and Co. for 35 years and was able to enjoy 38 years of retirement. He enjoyed working on cars, beginning with his Model T., fishing, traveling with family, going to KU football and basketball games and attending his grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. He was a long time member of the First Spanish American Baptist Church. He celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends with 275 in attendance. He talked fondly of the great celebration he had just one month ago. He was preceded in death by his wife Elisa, his parents, brothers John, Joe and Nick. He is survived by his children: David (Carolyn), Esther McPherson (Jerry) both of Tonganoxie, KS, Richard (Nancy), Lawrence, KS, and Cindy Wright (Wiley), Kansas City, KS. He had 10 grandchildren; Colette, Jennifer, Debbie, Rick, Mark, Krista, Misha, Cruz, Kellie and Andrew. He also had 14 great grandchildren, with a great grandson to be born in September to be his name sake. The family would like to thank the 6th floor staff at Providence and the staff at Kansas City Hospice House for their gentle care given to Dad. Memorial contributions are suggested to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, Mo. or First Spanish American Baptist Church 700 So. Mill St., Kansas City,
Kansas. (Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS (913) 438-6444)
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