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Vasantha A. Maddela

September 29, 1948 — May 21, 2024

Kansas City, Missouri

Vasantha A. Maddela, 75, passed away May 21, 2024.  

A faithful servant and disciple of Jesus, Vasantha was born on September 29, 1948, to Joseph and Ruth Bandi in Hyderabad, India. She was one of six children. She was raised in a strict yet loving Christian household. Bible reading, singing Telugu hymns and prayer were an everyday discipline modeled by her parents. This discipline followed her throughout her life and became her daily bread.

She attended Mennonite Brethren School and studied at Wesley Girls High School. Afterwards, she received her teaching certificate.

In 1968, she married Amruth Maddela and they lived in Hyderabad, India, before immigrating to the United States in 1980, following other family members. She settled in Kansas City, Missouri, where they made their home.

Her home on Kenwood Ave. was a familiar and welcoming place where she greeted family and friends with her cooking and warm hospitality. A wonderful cook, her curries, chapatis and even homemade ladoos became her ministry as she used her culinary talents to share delicious meals. Her spiritual gift of hospitality was used for the Gospel in a way that ministered to people both physically and spiritually.

Vasantha had a unique outlook on life and had a heart for encouraging others who were overlooked or forgotten, much like Jesus. She had a deep faith and would share her faith with strangers at the gym where she worked out, handed out tracts at the grocery store and even invited neighbors for chai so she could share the Gospel. She truly lived out Matthew 28:19 the Great Commission.

She had a deep heart for missions and generously supported church growth and plants - both in her homeland of India and in the United States. She was especially delighted in supporting the ministry work of her beloved nephew, Stephen Perumalla, and his church of Grace Place NYC. 

Her greatest ministry was to her family, especially her nieces and nephews, who were like children to her. She prayed for them daily and encouraged them with texts, phone calls, voice mails and helpful videos, sharing her love and thoughtfulness.

Vasantha worked at Menorah Medical Center in dietary services for 32 years before retiring in 2012. She enjoyed healthy living, including growing a vegetable garden in her backyard.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Amruth Maddela, and two dear sisters, Victoria Reynolds, and Jayasheela Perumalla, and a host of nieces and nephews who loved and adored her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Ruth Bandi, and her older brothers, Pramodam Bandi, Prashantham Bandi, and a sister, Jayamma Dalavai.

Vasantha’s life was a testament to her faith, love for people and sharing the Gospel. Her legacy will be cherished by all who knew her.

Visitation will be 6-8PM, Wednesday, May 29 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be 10AM, Thursday, May 30 at Park Lawn Funeral Home; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

11:00 - 11:15 am (Central time)

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8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138

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