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Felicitas (Merino) Cordero

June 9, 1927 — December 18, 2023

Kansas City, Missouri

Felicitas (Merino) Cordero, 96, passed away peacefully at her home on December 18, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri.

She was born June 9, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, to the late Victoriano Merino and Julia (Flores) Merino.

Throughout the years, Felicitas enjoyed cooking, sewing, and crocheting, making beautiful afghans and doilies for her family. She enjoyed flowers, especially roses, and took special care of her rose bushes in the front yard. As a grandmother, she was able to babysit her beloved grandchildren and create precious memories with them, as they grew up. She was a devout Catholic and belonged to Guardian Angels Catholic Parish for several years. She was dedicated to watching her favorite television shows; Judge Judy, The Price Is Right, and Wheel of Fortune.

Felicitas’ final wish was to be able to stay in her home. She was blessed that her daughter, Caroline, was able to take care of her and honor that wish.

Felicitas is preceded in death by her eldest son, Ernie Cordero, parents Victoriano and Julia Merino, brothers Baltazar, Guadalupe, Jesse, Joe, John, and Victor Merino, sisters Lucy Ascencio, Macaria Gomez, and Vita Merino.

She is survived by her children, Stephen Cordero, Alex (Debra) Cordero, and Caroline Camerillo; grandchildren; Trisha Cordero, Christopher (Michelle) Camarillo, Jessica Camerillo, and Andrew Camerillo; great-grandson Anthony Camarillo. She also leaves behind her beloved family dog, Cinco.

Services will be held Friday, January 12th, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roeland Park, KS. Rosary at 8:45 am, followed by a visitation at 9 am.  Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 am. Burial of ashes at Mount Calvary, in Kansas City, KS.

We would like to thank the HCA Midwest Hospice nurses and staff for their loving care and support.

Felicitas donated to several charities throughout her life. In memory of her, please contribute to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105,

Mom, we will miss you. You were a strong woman who always put her family first. Until we meet again in Heaven, we know you are with your son, Ernie, and all of your family and friends.

If you are unable to attend you can watch the mass at Felicitas Cordero Mass


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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