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Jodie Anne Casper-King

May 9, 1966 - September 12, 2010

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Jodie Anne King, 44, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Sun, Sept 12, 2010. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept 18, 2010, at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 3736 S. Lee's Summit Rd., Independence, MO. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Fri. at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence. Memorial contributions are suggested to Wayside Waifs or ASPCA. Jodie was born May 9, 1966, in Grandview, MO, the daughter of Roy Edwin and Judy Anne (Ondras) Casper. Jodie graduated in 1989 from CMSU with a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations. She was employed for 8 years as a SAP Senior Consultant. Jodie attended St. Mark's Church and served as a sponsor for the AFJROTC (Air Force JROTC). She enjoyed making all kinds of crafts, including jewelry, and making wedding cakes. Jodie had an open heart for helping animals and that showed in her adoption of animals over the years. Survivors include her loving husband Larry D. King; daughter, Bridget King; mother, Judy Anne Casper; father, Roy Casper and his wife Wilma; and numerous nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com. (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel.) Speaks Suburban Funeral Home, 18020 E 39th St, Independence, MO 64051, 816-373-3600 Published in Kansas City Star on September 15, 2010

When My Daughter Died

Author Unknown If tomorrow starts without me, And I'm not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes All filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today, While thinking of the many things, we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, As much as I love you, And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand, And said my place was ready, In heaven far above, And that I'd have to leave behind; All those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye For all my life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for, So much left yet to do, It seemed almost impossible, That I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared, And all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, Just even for a while, I'd say good-bye and kiss you And maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized, That this could never be, For emptiness and memories, Would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne, He said, "This is eternity, And all I've promised you." Today your life on earth is past, But here life starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last, And since each day's the same way, There's no longing for the past. You have been so faithful, So trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things, You knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven, And now at last you're free. So won't you come and take my hand, And share my life with me? So when tomorrow starts without me, Don't think we're far apart, For every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart.

Dad's Message

What can I say about the loss of my only child, I have so many cherished memories throughout the years. I hope she knew just how much I loved her.  Love your children and tell them frequently how much you love them. No one is promised a tomorrow, so don't leave any room for regrets.  Bunkie, I love you and miss you so very much. Until I see you again, God Bless You, Daddy
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