In Memory of

Caroline (Vega) Wuethrich

July 23, 1932 - August 7, 2019


Caroline Wuethrich 87, was born July 23, 1932 in West Orange, CA. She passed away on Wednesday August 7th, 2019 at St. Luke’s East Hospital with her family by her side.

Carol, also known to all as “Nini”, started her life in California, daughter to Frank & Linda Vega. Nini was a sassy firecracker of a woman. Loved life, dancing, singing, but most of all loved being around people. There was never a stranger around her. She enjoyed going to her painting classes even if sometimes it was just to chat. She was a social butterfly and her friends were very important to her. Her church family was also very important where she attended weekly bible study. Her love for food was astounding. She liked everything and would try anything. Nini’s love for music was out of this world. She always knew the music channels on TV. She may not of known other channels, but you can count on her knowing where the music was. Nini was known by many, and loved by all.

She was preceded in death by:

Frederick Earl Wuethrich (husband)

Russell Wuethrich (son)

Syliva Duenes (sister)

John Vega (brother)

Frank and Linda Vega (mother and father)

She was survived by:

Daughter Annette McMillin (Rocky)

Granddaughters Danielle McMillin, Chelsea McMillin

Grandsons Russell Wuethrich (Mandy), Matt Wuethrich (Krystle), Ernie Wuethrich (Michelle), Freddie Wuethrich (Jessica)

Eight great grandchildren

Sister Lydia Lugo

A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Floral Hill’s East Cemetery in Lee’s Summit.


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Blessings as memories of our dear Carol are recalled and cherished. We loved you as our special lady of the Growth Group and the love you had for us. We know that God has welcomed you Home with open arms.

Carol, I truly loved you and I think you knew that. You were a great mother in law and a wonderful Gramma to my children. I know you missed your little boy and I’m sure he’s happy to have his Mama with him in heaven. Please say hi to my Mama and Dad for me and HUG them for me and Russ too. Im pretty sure I have more loved ones in Heaven now than here on earth. Im thankful to God that you all are together and pain free.
Rest in the arms of Jesus sweet lady.
Marti xo

I am very sad to learn of Mrs Wuethrich leaving us. I had the pleasure to meet the whole family when they relocated to Virginia in 1973. Her son Russell and I became lifelong friends along with Annette and their husband/ father, Earl. Mrs W was amazing. I learned what real authentic Mexican food was! Her hot sauce could strip paint from a car!! For that time in my life when our families lived in the same complex, she a second Mom to myself and my brothers. With both love and discipline!! And she was good with both!! She even baby sat my “ little” brother Pat. We were fortunate to see her at Russell’ s service, as she did what she always did and that is bring happiness to a sad event( in truck fulls). I know she is happy now that she is joined back with Mr W and Russell. Remember: if you think it is raining a little harder or the thunder is a little louder, it is the Wuethrich clan livening up the Heavens! The Fishers are grateful for her friendship and sad for her passing. We Love You, Mrs Wuethrich!!

We are deeply saddened by the news of Carol’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Carol, filled our lives with happiness and sweet feelings that we will carry in our hearts forever. I will miss the amazing energy she possessed, and all the memories we shared. I know she is happy, laughing, singing and dancing with your mejo.
You were a wonderful Mother and Grandmother to everyone, and you gave love unconditionally. Carol was a gift to everyone who ever met her.
I will miss you Nini.

We first met Caroline and her family inn 1961. We were both career Marine Corps families who became such close friends over the years that our children thought they were cousins. Carol was a fun loving instigator who could get everyone involved in fun things to do. Caroline’s strongest suit was spreading happiness and love. She loved life, her Lord, her family and all of her friends with great passion.
Dear Caroline, you will be missed and lovingly remembered in the hearts of all who had the good fortune to know you. We believe the Lord has welcomed you home… and that you are already planning a family and friends reunion up there… because that’s just who you are!
We love you and miss you. Until we meet again,
Johnnie and Art Peter

I remember during our early days in college, Danielle, Amy Richardson and I would come over to the McMillans for the day to learn how to cook an authentic Mexican meal. How I treasured our days spent with Nini, firecracker of a woman. She always made me feel welcome, right at home, and always leaving with a smile and laughter. Thank you for sharing your Nini with us. Know that she touched so many lives.

Rest in peace Ma.I am so grateful you were in my life.Russ and Carol brought me and my family under there wing when I was going through a rough time in my life.She taught me many ways to be a better human being. She was loved for all of her energy, crazyness, and cooking. Taco nite will always be remembered with smiles.We played lottsa cards , lottsa Pass the Pigs, and had lottsa laughs

My deepest condolences to the family. Got to meet this lady many years ago and visit with her a few times, funny and alot of spunk. May she rest in peace.


Monday, August 12, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Monday, August 12, 2019
2:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063