Grace R. (Mingrone) Sanders passed away peacefully at home on August 12, 2020 at age 86. Grace was born on December 30, 1933 and resided in the Kansas City area her entire life. Grace was preceded in death by parents Frank and Geneva Mingrone, son, Jay Sanders, sisters Carrie A. Storms and Anna Rizzuti. Grace is survived by her husband of 51 years, George E. Sanders of the home, Children: Barbara Hosman, husband John Hosman, Paula J. Rotert, Stephen Sanders, wife Sara Sanders. Grandchildren: Joe Hosman, wife Rebeca Hosman, Michelle Neer, husband Jonathan Neer, and Nicholas Hosman and Nikki Stone, Ryan Sanders, Evan Sanders, Great Grandchildren: Ava Neer, Adrianna Neer, Beckham Neer, Abigail Hosman and Bradley Hosman. Grace is also survived by four sisters, Mary Kimberlin, Grace Mary Molinaro, Jeannie DiMartino, and Clarene Haas.
Grace was the center of the family. Always wanting to get together and celebrate holidays and birthdays or for no reason at all. Especially at Christmas our family traditions of ravioli and Italian cookie making. Her family was her pride and joy and full of love, always sharing how proud and happy she was of you. No matter what, you could always count on her to lend a hand or offer an idea to make a project better. Mom We Love You! Grace was blessed with impressive creative talents that will truly be missed.
Grace was offered a scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute but opted to start her career as a seamstress and custom drapery designer. Her custom draperies, Gracie’s Draperies’, which can be found throughout the greater Kansas City area. At a later point in her life Grace used her artistic talents to design custom floral designs commercially and personally through Grace’s Flowers. Over the last several years, Grace used her talents quilting for family and friends. Loved playing Bunco with friends and traveling with family and friends.
She will be forever missed. Her visitation will be held on Sunday, August 16th, 2020 from 1-3 with prayer services to follow at the Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lees Summit, MO 64063.