Pauletta Smith
B: 1949-04-02
D: 2018-09-20
View Details
Smith, Pauletta
Shirley Bickel
B: 1926-06-20
D: 2018-09-20
View Details
Bickel, Shirley
Daryl Strohm
B: 1932-05-13
D: 2018-09-20
View Details
Strohm, Daryl
Lile Fisher
B: 1981-11-24
D: 2018-09-19
View Details
Fisher, Lile
Nadine Boman
B: 1921-09-12
D: 2018-09-18
View Details
Boman, Nadine
LaVina McMillan
B: 1926-12-08
D: 2018-09-17
View Details
McMillan, LaVina
Dwight Hudson
B: 1947-06-23
D: 2018-09-17
View Details
Hudson, Dwight
Richard Davis
B: 1948-10-12
D: 2018-09-16
View Details
Davis, Richard
Terry Bloss
B: 1966-11-22
D: 2018-09-16
View Details
Bloss, Terry
Mary Villers
B: 1943-08-18
D: 2018-09-15
View Details
Villers, Mary
Richard Pruitt
B: 1934-08-31
D: 2018-09-15
View Details
Pruitt, Richard
Cathy Lewis
B: 1953-07-18
D: 2018-09-15
View Details
Lewis, Cathy
Nicholas Bell
B: 1960-07-24
D: 2018-09-13
View Details
Bell, Nicholas
Granville Morgan
B: 1934-07-20
D: 2018-09-12
View Details
Morgan, Granville
Marian Hall-Carr
B: 1928-08-26
D: 2018-09-11
View Details
Hall-Carr, Marian
Dixie Brown
B: 1941-06-06
D: 2018-09-09
View Details
Brown, Dixie
Betty Calovich
B: 1928-05-26
D: 2018-09-09
View Details
Calovich, Betty
James Barbour
B: 1936-10-02
D: 2018-09-09
View Details
Barbour, James
Peter Jaynes
B: 1968-01-07
D: 2018-09-09
View Details
Jaynes, Peter
Patrick Simpson
B: 1958-12-02
D: 2018-09-09
View Details
Simpson, Patrick
Alice Wiley
B: 1936-12-28
D: 2018-09-06
View Details
Wiley, Alice


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1501 W. Lexington Ave.
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: 816-252-7900

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Denise Johnson can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle
Denise Johnson
In Memory of
Denise R.
Johnson (Losey)
1951 - 2018
Click above to light a memorial candle.

The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.

Obituary for Denise Johnson (Losey)

Denise  Johnson (Losey)
Denise R. Johnson, 66 of Kansas City, MO, passed away April 28 at Saint Luke’s Hospice House. Denise was born Oct 23, 1951, in Independence Mo. She graduated from Raytown High School. That summer after graduation, she took a school-guided trip to Europe with 15 students. Marveling at the experience, she could not believe a “girl from the Midwest” could be where she was. Even though she would go on throughout her life travel to many countries of the world, she would often mention how impressed and proud she felt taking such a first adventurous leap. Proud that she bought gifts for her family on $50, she described the trip as the movie, “If it is Tuesday It Must be Belgium.” Denise was an accomplished and recognized businesswoman and passionate leader in the Kansas City Human Resources community. She began her career as executive secretary for Mobile Oil Credit Corp. and then Osteopathic University. At National Fidelity Life Insurance, her passion for Human Resource Management grew, as she moved on to these responsibilities as Personnel Representative, Asst. Personnel Director at Bartlett & Company Grain, Director of Personnel at Morris Larson Law Firm, returning as Director of Human Resources at National Fidelity Life Insurance, and Vice President of Human Resources for American Capital Companies Shareholder Services, Inc. She retired in 2000 as Vice President of Human Resources and Training from Van Kampen Investor Services, where she helped lead her organization to several coveted Missouri Quality Awards, and an impressive Malcolm Baldridge Award site visit. Even after she retired, she continued mentoring other HR professionals and assisting various organizations as a Human Resources Consultant until 2015. Denise was recognized as the 1999 Contributor of the Year by Human Resource Management Association of Greater Kansas City (HRMA-KC – now SHRM-KC); the 1999 Business Coordinator of the Year-INROADS Kansas City; and the 2001 Volunteer of the Year-HRMA-KC (now SHRM-KC). Denise was a member of Board of Directors of the HRMA-KC; a frequent examiner and then coordinator for HRMA’s Paragon Award; a member of the Board of Directors, INROADS, Kansas City; an Instructor at University of Missouri’s Kansas City Heartland Labor and Employment Institute; a committee member on the Good Samaritan Project’s Night of 100 Stars; and a member of the Board of Directors for the AIDs Council. Her legacy will live on by the professional example she set and the many people she trained in Human Resource best practices. Denise married Fred Johnson May 1, 1976. They lived in Independence before moving to Kansas City in 1978 to be closer to their work and weekend entertainment. Denise quickly caught Fred’s urge to travel. They logged some 119 trips together, from 3-4-day weekend trips to Chicago/New York, to month-long trips to Italy and southern Africa. This count does not include many fair weather weekends spent at their beloved Lake of the Ozark cabin. A vacation day from work was never spent at home! Denise loved her 2 cats of 20 years. Their veterinarian claimed these were among the most cared-for cats of all her clients. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years; her sister Donna Lober; and a host of devoted friends. Denise will be honored by a private event.
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos