Kacia Marlaina Fender, 32 of Higginsville, Missouri formerly of Odessa, MO passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, MO from an unexpected illness.
A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 400 S.E. 14th St., Oak Grove, MO, 64075. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m., at the church. Burial will be at the Odessa Cemetery. Memorials are suggested in care of Sandy Fender, for Kacia’s nephew Kyden to attend a camp to represent the RISE Program in Higginsville, MO. Memories of Kacia and condolences for her family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com
or on our Facebook Page. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.
Kacia was born on January 9, 1987 in Lee’s Summit, MO to Darrel Dean and Sandra Lee (Ford) Fender. She graduated from Odessa High School in 2005. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Higginsville, MO and a past member of the OHS Marching Band. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Kacia loved listening to music, watching movies, playing board and card games, being outside in the summertime and her beloved dog Izzy.
Survivors include her parents, Darrel and Sandy Fender of Higginsville, MO; Paternal grandparents, Frankie and Betty Fender of Warrensburg, MO; one brother, Kyron Fender and companion Jessica Michener of Higginsville, MO; one sister, Kymra Wells and husband Nicholas of Carrollton, MO; two aunts, one uncle, six nephews, and four nieces.
Kacia was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Dorothy Ann and Bobby Joe Wilson.
Pallbearers will be Kyron Fender, Ralph Adams, Stephen Bunner, Nicholas Wells, Larry Fencl and Bradley Newton.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Kadence Stranske, Bradyn Stranske, Kyden Fender, Jocelyne Michener, Kyrelle Fender, Kegan Wells, Lillyan Michener, Leland Fender, Kasyn Wells and Kinzley Wells.