Obituaries detail

Georgette Jacqueline Stanley Page

Georgette Jacqueline Stanley Page*, 97, daughter of William & Dorothy Stanley died November 8, 2022, at home.  A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 14th, 2:00, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 11 East 40th St, Kansas City, MO.  Her husband Clark predeceased her. Gigi did not know a stranger. She had life-long curiosity about the world around her, a love of people, demonstrating to us the importance of kindness to all, community involvement, & a strong faith.  Her activities & memberships reflect her interests in justice, integration, Kansas City, history & more.  She was a life-long learner. She wrote poems for special occasions & special people. We knew she was failing when the poems stopped coming.

 

She was born in Kansas City, MO, a 4th generation Kansas Citian. She graduated from Bryant School, Barstow HS, & Bradford Junior College. She was a “hostess” for Mid Continent Airlines prior to marriage.  She attended MU where she joined Pi Beta Phi. Years later, she graduated from UMKC with a degree in history and master’s in special ed at KU but was a Tiger at heart. She worked as: teacher & realtor. She taught special ed in a number of Kansas City schools, including a stint at the Juvenile Detention Center. 

 

She treasured 65 years of marriage to Clark Page. They enjoyed traveling & treasured family. She loved God, family, friends, children, teaching, her work with Church Women United, The Union Station and the Kansas City Museum.

 

She is remembered as a fun, adventurous Blue Bird and Camp Fire Girl leader. Her most treasured memberships were those fostering racial equity:  The Fellowship House, a front porch alliance for racial justice during the late 60’s-early 70’s, & Church Women United who recognized her as a Valiant Woman.  Other memberships included:  Pi Beta Phi sorority; Junior League of Kansas City, Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, Kansas City Museum Women’s Division, the Rose Society, & a 70 year member of St Paul’s Episcopal church. Volunteer activities included: Docent for the Kansas City Museum & the Nelson Art Gallery, and tutoring children at Indian Creek Elementary among others.  She was an active volunteer with Al-Anon, serving as a group leader/mentor for many years.    

 

We are grateful to devoted caregivers Glenna Barnes, Anna Claflin, & Susan Claflin.

 

GiGi is survived by her children, Sallie Page-Goertz (Kenn) & Clark (Chip) Page, Jr. (Teri), grandchildren Christopher Page-Goertz (Kristine); Ashley Page Harris (Adam); Eli Page-Goertz (Elizabeth), Andrew Page, & great grandchildren Emily & Ethan Goertz; Jack & Georgia Harris. She also leaves niece Georganne Oliver Hall and nephew Stan Oliver.

 

She was not fearful of death – welcoming rejoining husband Clark.   Inurnment at Union Cemetery, KC MO.

 

Family requests no flowers.  Donations to: Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City MO; Reach Out and Read Kansas City. https://kuendowment.org/rorkc , or the charity of your choice.

 

 

*Notes informing this obituary were discovered amongst Mom’s papers

 

Additional Service:
Celebration of Life
Location:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Address:
11 East 40th Street
City:
Kansas City
State:
Missouri
Zip Code:
64111
Date of Service:
Jan 14 ,2023
Time of Service:
2:00 pm
Additional Information:
No Additional Information Added
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Condolences

David Dozier Nov 18 ,2022

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

What a wonderful tribute to an amazing lady! CLASS is the word that comes to mind!! Mrs. Page was always so kind and truly interested in what was going on in my life!! So much accomplished, so much giving and contributing to our lives, weather we saw each other frequently or occasionally she created an aura of love and kindness. She and Mr. Page were two of my favorites, I’m so glad they are together again! Everyone who crossed her path was truly blessed!! RIP my friend!! You will be missed!

Dan Kelly Nov 20 ,2022

Friend ,Columbia ,Missouri

Though I didn't have the honor of knowing Georgette until she was well into her 80s, she became a great friend and supporter. She was a wonderful person, and I'll miss her dearly.

Laura O'Brien Nov 20 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Georgette was a lifelong friend of my mother, Virginia O'Brien, and a good friend to our family as well. I will always remember her upbeat, positive demeanor, her interest in learning what we were up to whenever we were able to spend time with her, and her engagement with her community through service. It was clear she cared deeply about the people in her life, as well as making the world better for all. We were lucky to have her as a friend.

Dee Davis Nov 21 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

We have fond memories of Georgette & Clark who were our friends and neighbors on 69th Street. She was a delightful conversationalist and well versed in the history of Kansas City. Georgette loved the holiday season and the neighborhood luminaries and lights in Arno Park. May she rest in peace. Dee & Ken Davis

Laura Wilson Nov 21 ,2022

neighbor & friend ,Union City ,California

Georgette was a dear friend and neighbor to us on West 69th St., Kansas City. She was kind, and an interesting conversationalist. She embodied the Spirit of the Lord in reaching out to others less fortunate. May she rest in peace.

Martha K O'Neal Nov 21 ,2022

Flower girl in her wedding to Clark, neighbor, lifelong friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

I remember at the age of 5, I thought she was the most beautiful bride in the world, and Susan Blue and I had miniature dresses like hers. That was our magical beginning. As a teen, with her and Clark across the street on High Drive, I learned to trust and enjoy their counsel; she is the reason I became a social worker and a civil rights activist. Her courage, spirituality and idealism was beautiful, honest, genuine and kind. She invited me to meetings of Church Women United, and we talked about working with adolescents in detention, Alanon and so much more. We shared respect for George Jones, who was a servant to our families, and she wrote a beautiful and sensitive book about him, as a war veteran, and a Buffalo Soldier and was his friend until he passed away. I visited her as often as I could from Olathe over the past few years, until my own declining health interfered. We told stories, laughed and reminisced. She was a dear friend.

Lisa Jones Schellhorn Nov 26 ,2022

Daughter of Georgette's dear friend, Pat Jones ,Mission Hills ,Kansas

Dear Sallie and Chip, I was saddened to learn of the death of your dear mother this month. She was a lifelong friend of my mother. They enjoyed getting together through the years and had many memories of their school life at Barstow, birthday parties for their children and special events shared. I will plan to attend her service on January 14th to express my condolences in person. I hope your wonderful memories will comfort you as you grieve. Warmly, Lisa