Obituaries detail

April Anne (Dunlay) Adicks

April Anne (Dunlay) Adicks, 50, passed away peacefully June 24, 2019. April was born March 23, 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Frank C. Dunlay III and Patricia Ann Dunlay (nee Whalen).


The family moved to Prairie Village, Kansas when April was very young. She attended St. Ann’s and graduated from Bishop Miege and University of Tulsa. A beautiful singer, April performed in musical theater and choir. She was selected a member of the National Choir based at the Kennedy Center and performed throughout the United States and Europe.


April dedicated her career to fundraising for charitable and community organizations. She cared deeply about making the world a better place and helping others.


April married John C. Adicks, II, the love of her life. They were brought together by a shared passion for the band Widespread Panic, and spent 20 happy years together.


April relished her Irish heritage and found great joy in her extended family. April loved animals and rescued several dogs. She adored her nieces and nephews and nothing brought her greater joy than bringing a smile to their faces or finding a perfect gift.  


She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Patricia. April is survived by her husband John; brothers F. Charles Dunlay (Haley) and Douglas J. Dunlay (Megan), nephews and nieces, Jackson, Aidan, Cate, Eli, Hutch, Donovan and Scout. She is also survived by her loving rescue dogs Captain Scrapsworth O’Herlihy, Admiral Barkley VonWoofington, and Poco Chanel as well as her mother-in-law Patricia Adicks and father-in-law John C. Adicks.


Family and friends are invited to celebrate April, as she would wish, with joy and good cheer between, 12:00-3:00 pm, Friday June 28, 2019 at Ragazza, 4301 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri. 


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to The Whole Person,

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Celebration of Life
4301 Main St.
Kansas City
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Date of Service:
Jun 28 ,2019
Time of Service:
12:00 pm
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Greg Dorholt Jun 26 ,2019

College friend ,Bixby ,Oklahoma

My condolences to April's family and friends. Good friend from the TU days.

Ginny Connelly Jun 26 ,2019

Friend ,Phoenix ,Arizona

April was always such a joy to be with. She laughed a lot and made us laugh even more. Things were always more fun when April was present. Rest In Peace sweet friend - God just got himself a good one.

Billy Mac Jun 26 ,2019

Longtime friend ,Denver ,Colorado

April was one of the greatest people I have ever met. A true considerate, loving, and passionate person. She did so much to bring friends together and always made it a point to make sure those she loved were taken care of. April and Unca always had their door open for me and many others when we were in town. She helped build lifetime friendships in our music community that I cherish to this day. My heart goes out to Unca, family, and friends at this time. I am sad that I can not make the celebration of life this Friday, but her spirit and memory will be celebrated in a big way this weekend in Colorado, when Widespread Panic plays Red Rocks. She will be there with us all. We will be sending the love in a big way. Fly on precious lady. You are so loved!

Tom Bell Jun 26 ,2019

Friend from TU ,Bixby ,Oklahoma

My prayers and thoughts are with April’s family and friends.

Monica White Westhoven Jun 27 ,2019

High school friend ,Avon by the Sea ,New Jersey

I am so sorry to hear of April’s passing. April was such a great friend in high school - I have such fond memories of her. She was always full of life and energy and brought a sense of adventure to our group! Although the miles between us separated us over the years, she had always remained in my heart. My thoughts are with all of her family and friends!

Kenneth Israel Jun 27 ,2019

Friend ,Green Bay ,Wisconsin

My deepest condolences to the Sticks and Dunlay families. I will remember April as a warm, caring, and loving soul who was beloved by her family and those fortunate enough to know her. I will think happy thoughts and my memories will be joyous, as I know she would have wanted, but my heart is a bit heavy knowing that we have one less special person among us.

Charlie Frizzell Jun 27 ,2019

Friend ,Charleston ,South Carolina

Many prayers for April, John, and their family. I remember April with always a smile on her face. God Bless

Sidney Chapon Jun 27 ,2019

Friend since our time together at The University of Tulsa ,Chicago ,Illinois

My deepest sympathy. April brought much love, joy and laughter to many lives and will be missed by many.

Lou and Saundra basile Jun 28 ,2019

Friends ,Chesterfield ,Missouri

We have fond memories of April and her father frank during special sorority events at university of Tulsa. April had a beautiful smile that touched your heart. We are truly sorry for your loss. Lou and Saundra Basile

Mark Reintjes Jun 28 ,2019

Friend ,Kansas City

Deepest condolences to all the Dunlays. With lifelong fond memories, my family says goodbye to April. Peace

Kelly Bendis Miller Jul 17 ,2019

Bishop Miege Classmate ‘87 ,Zionsville ,Indiana

My heartfelt, belated condolences to April’s beloved John and family. May your memories bring you some peace and comfort. I am so sorry that she is no longer here with you.💙