In Loving Memory

Rosa Lee Gibson

Rosa Lee Gibson

September 29th, 1947 - February 6th, 2020


Saturday, February 15th, 2020   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Charter Funerals,
77 NE 72nd Street,
Gladstone MO 64118


Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Charter Funerals,
77 NE 72nd Street,
Gladstone MO 64118


On Thursday, February 6, 2020 Rosa Lee Gibson our loving Mother, Grandmother and Sister passed away at the age of 72 from a long battle against liver disease and cancer.

Rosa Lee was born September 29, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri to Virgil and Vera Leonard. She married the love of her life Merlin Gibson on November 25, 1964. They had three wonderful children, Cheryl Mae, Mathew LeRoy and Eric Lee.

Rosa Lee worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City from January 1964 until she retired in January of 2012. She loved to travel, listen to country music, bake; especially during the holiday season and spending time with her family and friends.

Rosa Lee is preceded in death by her loving husband Merlin Gibson; daughter Cheryl Gibson; parents Virgil and Vera Leonard; brothers Virgil Leonard and Donald Leonard; and sister Lois Gamm.

Survivors include two sons Mathew (Dorothy) and Eric (Emily) of Kansas City, Missouri; three grandchildren Danielle VanHoecke (Nick), of Gladstone, Missouri, Marissa Gibson and Julian Lopez of Kansas City, Missouri; two sisters Nada Perry of Kansas City, Kansas and Donna Leonard of San Antonio, Texas; and numerous family members and friends. Rosa Lee was loved very much and will be missed dearly. She is happy, pain free and has reunited with her Heavenly family.


  • Thu, Feb 13th, 2020 at 12:14 AM

    Rosa Lee will be missed. My prayers go out to her family. She was a sweet lady with a fun sense of
    humor. Barb Culbertson

    Barb Culbertson, Kansas City, MO

  • Wed, Feb 12th, 2020 at 12:00 AM

    Matt you know how I felt about your mom. I'm so glad that we stayed in contact after we both retired.
    She always thanked me for calling her & she had nothing but GOOD to say about her much
    loved family. We talked a lot about our grandchildren. I will miss our talks and I'm really sorry for
    your family's loss but I believe she is in a good place with NO more pain. God Bless you and
    your family.

    Cathy Struglia, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Tue, Feb 11th, 2020 at 8:27 PM

    Ms. Rosa Lee you will be sorely missed. Thank you for talking me through making the drive to South
    Dakota! Hope you got the chance to make the cobbler recipe I sent you. I thank the Lord you are no
    longer suffering. RIP sweet lady.

    Sheila Hedrick, Independence,Mo

  • Tue, Feb 11th, 2020 at 8:20 PM

    Rosa Lee was always a bright spot at BlueKC. She always had a smile for everyone. I enjoyed hearing about her grand kids via Facebook; she was very proud of them. God's speed Rosa Lee
    and my deepest condolences to the family.

    Julie High, Raytown, MO

  • Tue, Feb 11th, 2020 at 8:06 PM

    Rosa Lee You are truly missed. Loved You so much and did not want you to leave but I know that you are not in pain and suffering anymore. I guess I can't make phone calls to you anymore but I will still talk to you. My Sister, my Best Friend for 67 years. Love You. Rest In Peace

    Donna Leonard, San Antonio Tx

  • Tue, Feb 11th, 2020 at 2:56 PM

    I will miss Rosa Lee. If I make it to Heaven, I know I will see her there, smiling and ready for a laugh.
    She was a person with a kind soul. RIP

    Robert Welch, MO.

  • Mon, Feb 10th, 2020 at 2:52 AM

    So sorry we couldn't get together again. Had so much fun in Texas. RIP dear

    Ruth lLott, Peabodys

  • Sat, Feb 8th, 2020 at 9:31 PM

    My deepest thoughts are with you all

    Sally hofius, Doland sd

  • Sat, Feb 8th, 2020 at 8:51 PM

    RosaLee will be deeply missed. My prayers go out to Matt and
    the family. She loved her family especially her Granddaughters.

    Debbie Crossland, Oak Grove, MO

  • Sat, Feb 8th, 2020 at 4:41 PM

    So heartbroken. Rosa Lee you will be missed. I loved our talks. Prayers for
    all of the family.

    Jill Bailey, Kansas City, MO

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