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Charline A. Cunningham

May 8, 1934 — May 13, 2023

Kansas City, Missouri

Charline Ada Grace Cunningham, 89 passed away May 13, 2023. She was born to Grace and Earl Harris on May 8, 1934, in Kansas City, MO. She married James Cunningham in March 1956. Together, they had 7 children, 4 daughters and 3 sons.

Daughter Christine Stapleton (Jeff), grandson Brian (Stephanie) and great grandchildren Annabelle and Samuel; grandson Jeffrey Jr. (Stephanie), and great granddaughter Sylvia.

Daughter Patricia Cunningham, granddaughter Melissa Sauer and great grandchildren Kayla Christensen (fiancée Joe Emmons), Collin Christensen (Kerry), great-great grandchildren Penelope and Remington, great grandchildren Christopher Sauer, Keagan Sauer, and Khloe Hanavan. Grandson Timothy Doran and great grandson Conner.

Daughter Evelyn Nading (Steve Martin), grandson Ryan Cunningham and great grandchildren Marquez and Keiona; grandson Edward Nading and great granddaughter Alyonna.

Daughter Ethel Kitchell, granddaughter Gwen Kingston (Garrett) and great granddaughters Addyson, Rilee, and Kaycee; granddaughter Victoria Walter (James) and great grandsons Jax, Logan, and Nickolas.

Son Jimmy, granddaughter Crystal and grandson TJ.

Son Earl (Sandy), grandson Earl Jr. (Sarah), great granddaughters Ohana and Cornelia; grandson Justin, great granddaughter Lexi.

Son Billy, granddaughter Catherine Sargent (Reed), and great grandchildren Sweetie and James Estabrook.

Son, Glenn Harris (Dixie), grandchildren Glenn Jr., Adam, and Jeremy.

She also had a stepson, Johnny Cunningham (Theresa.)

She was so proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and 2 brand new great-great grandchildren, whom she adored.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter Patricia, and her daughter in law Dixie.

We would like to thank the nurses at Liberty Hospital and Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care for their loving care of our mom. We are especially appreciative of Dr. John Burroughs for his support as her former family physician and in his role with Crossroads.

Spunky and opinionated, we will miss her sharp wit and steady presence at our huge family functions. She was always prepared for the casino with her secret $100 bill, even though she only spent $20. We are grateful for the memories we made and love we shared. She remains in our hearts forever.

Visitation will be 12PM, with services to follow at 1PM, Wednesday, May 24 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138

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