Goldie Margaret Kissee, 80, of Paola, Kan., passed away Oct. 16, 2012 at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo.
Goldie was born Jan. 1, 1932 in rural Gardner, Kan. to Fred and Eva (Smith) Richardson. She was a life-long area resident. Goldie graduated from Gardner High School in 1949.
She married Charles Richard Kissee on Oct. 6, 1951 in Gardner. Goldie was a Southwestern Bell switchboard operator for 24 years, a homemaker and later a manager for Sears in the Surplus Dept. of the Olathe store.
She was a member of the Friends/Quaker Church in Gardner and a founder of the Kansas Mothers of Twins Club, Kansas City.
Goldie was a great quilter, a good bowler who participated in many leagues. She loved to travel and according to her husband she was an excellent navigator. She will be missed by family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Cynthia Sue Kissee; siblings Beulah Harrison, Florence Richardson, Alpha Saunders, Nellie Dorsey, Alice Edgington, Thelma Richardson, Maxine Cook, Roy Richardson and John Richardson.
Goldie is survived by her husband, Charles, of the home; children: Charles Richard Kissee, Jr. and wife Lilly, of Parkville, Mo., Anthony Ray Kissee and wife Chris, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Eva Lynn Vietti and husband Kirk, of Stilwell, Kan. and Edward Lee Kissee, of Brookside, Mo. and eight grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m., Oct. 20, 2012 at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe, Kan. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 19, 2012 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S Center, Gardner, KS (913)856-7111. Memorial contributions may be made to KC Hospice House or the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.