Lila Ann Riscoe

Lila A. Riscoe, 94, of Olathe, KS passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at Villa St. Francis in Olathe surrounded by her loving family. 


Lila was born January 22, 1925 to the late Paul and Lila Schwarz in Kansas City, Missouri.  She graduated from Loretto Academy in 1943.  On August 28, 1948 Lila married John J. Riscoe at St. Therese Little Flower in Kansas City.  Lila was a loving wife and mother of 8 who showed compassion and patience.  She was a fun loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She loved having family together, cooking meals, and entertaining.  She enjoyed planning sleepovers and crafts with the grandchildren.  She was a loyal Royals fan, whether they were winning or losing.  Lila was always true to her Catholic Faith and prayed the rosary daily.  Shortly before passing, Lila said, “Grandpa and I thank you for all you do for us, we love you all.  As long as you all stick together, that will be great and it will be wonderful to see everyone again in Heaven.” 


Lila is preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, John James Riscoe; three brothers, Paul, Marty and Jack Schwarz; a sister, Dorothy Williamson.  She is survived by her children, John (Carol) Riscoe, Jr.; Mark (Linda) Riscoe; Chris Riscoe; Jerry (Marilyn) Riscoe; Joe (Joan) Riscoe; Mike (Terry) Riscoe, PhD; Ed (Sherrill) Riscoe; Bob (Amy) Riscoe; 25 grandchildren, Dr. Elizabeth (Dr. Matthew) Hastings; Kelly Riscoe; Eric (Chelsea) Riscoe; Andrew Riscoe; Amy (Matt) Warren; Michael (Whitney) Riscoe; Lori (Gary) Jankowitz; Angie (Fiancé, Justin Goertz) Clayton; Father Barry Clayton; Matt (Lexie) Clayton; Mackenzie Riscoe; Kim (Chris) Ness; Scott (Fiancé, Hailey Kerr) Riscoe; Sara Riscoe; Susan Riscoe; Erin (Dr. Nick) Meermeier, PhD; Allison (Bobby) Thompson; Casey Riscoe; Cindy Riscoe; SSG Steve ( SSG Lesley) Riscoe, USMC; Kevin Riscoe; Molly (Eric) Huber; Emily (Mark) Mast; Hank Riscoe; Mary Kate Riscoe; 18 great grandchildren, Alex Hastings; Benjamin Hastings; Abby Hastings; Luke Hastings; Kayden Bowen; Jack Warren; Sam Warren; Ben Warren; Austin Riscoe; Audrey Riscoe; Emmie Riscoe; Nora Jankowitz; Addison Ness; Natalie Ness; Marley Riscoe; Mila Riscoe; Anastasia Riscoe and Lila Mast.  Lila will be greatly missed as a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and sister in law.  


Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at St. Pius X Catholic Church.  The rosary will be prayed at 10:45 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to follow immediately at 11 a.m.  Lila will be laid to rest with her husband, John at Leavenworth National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Memorial Contributions

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Villa St. Francis; Nursing Center 16600 W. 126th Street, Olathe, KS, 66062 or to St. Pius X Catholic Church; 5500 Woodson, Mission, KS, 66202. 

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12 Comments on “Lila Ann Riscoe”

  1. Julie LaFavor Knoche Says:

    Bob and Amy,
    I remember Lila as being so sweet and loving. How lucky you are to have had her here on earth for so many years. God bless her as she lives in paradise with her husband. All our love.

    Julie Knoche and family

  2. Chris Thompson Says:

    Chris, sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a kind sweet lady. Prayers for your family.

  3. Larry Volker Says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Riscoe family.
    May God bring you special Blessings during this most difficult time.

  4. Jay Schwarz Says:

    Lila would not like me saying this, but she was a legend.
    All of those accomplishments in one life.
    Will miss her very much

  5. Kevin Lutz Says:

    Sorry for your loss, she always had the best smile and helped to guide my mother (donna lutz) through many a cub scout and boy scout project.

  6. Kevin Brophy Says:

    I am sorry for your loss Riscoe family.

    I feel luck to have enjoyed many sleepovers at the Riscoe, so many wonder breakfast fixed by your mom!

  7. Pam Sieleman Brulez Says:

    It’s been a while since I was at St. Pius, but I remember seeing your mother there, and always thought she was such a nice lady. Sorry for your loss.

  8. Mary Jo Hegstrom Says:

    Dear Chris and family, your lovely Mother was a wonderful neighbor all those years ago, and more recently at the Villa. She was always so kind to our Mom. Will miss seeing her smiles!

  9. Karen Lutz Baumann Says:

    My heart goes out to the Roscoe family at this time. I’ll always remember Mrs. Riscoe as a friendly happy lady.

  10. Shirley & Karen O'Connor Says:

    Dear Riscoe Family,

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Mother, Lila. May she rest in eternal peace.

  11. Anita Striegel Says:

    “Come you good and faithful child; enter my kingdom and everlasting happiness. You have completed your work on earth, now it’s time to reunite with John and those who have gone before you.” I can imagine Jesus calling Lila to her mansion in the sky. What a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother! I remember Lila as a cheerful, devoted mother to eight wonderful children. The respect and love you all showed both your parents is testimony to your great family. My condolences to you all; I will remember you in my prayers. You have wonderful memories. Your mother is definitely an angel. Anita Striegel

  12. Mark Portell Says:


    My condolences on your loss. I have fond memories of bygone days at the Riscoe home on Dearborn: a passel of rambunctious kids and two wonderful parents. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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