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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”
2 Timothy 4:7
Dolores M. Simonie, formerly Dolores White, passed away on November 6, 2023. She was born in St. Louis, MO on March 12, 1940, and grew up surrounded by a large, extended family. She attended University City Senior High School and lettered in Team Sports. After high school she trained as a medical assistant. She married Patrick White of Kirkwood, MO in 1961 and moved to Kansas City where she lived the rest of her life and raised 3 children.
She started working as a medical assistant when she moved to Kansas City. For over 55 years, she worked in both the front and back offices for many doctors and medical practices in the area. She worked for a short time at the New Dinner Theater after retiring from the medical profession.
Dolores was an avid booster and supporter of all things Raiders at Pem-Day (Pembroke Hill), supporting her husband and son for over 25 years. She forged many life-long friendships with parents, students, and other coaches/teachers, including the man who would become her second husband.
In 1991 she married Carl A. Simonie. Together they blended their families and enjoyed traveling, theater, tennis, and dancing. As a member of the Knox Church, she volunteered and participated in the Book Club. Dolores was an avid reader, especially as she sat by the pool and tanned; she loved the water, especially the ocean. She enjoyed watching all types of sports and even attended the Atlanta Olympic Games. She was often seen in one of many hats, and in the last few years was never without her blingy sunglasses. And Hallmark shows were a must!
She will be missed by her many friends, colleagues, and family. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Simonie, daughter, Sandy Rathbun, and stepdaughter Gia Simonie. She leaves a sister, Barbara Selvaggi of Oregon; a daughter, Patti Gaughan (Tim) of Kansas City; a son, Tom White of Kansas City; son-in law, Richard Rathbun of Wichita; step-sons Jon & Paul Simonie (Candace) of Kansas City. She also survived by her grandchildren Laura Gaughan, PhD, soon to be Votaw (Alex) of Kansas City; Richie Rathbun (Sydney) of Wichita; Abigail & Joseph Simonie, Addison & Vincent White all of Kansas City; great-granddaughter, Sandra Rey Rathbun of Wichita, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made in memory of Dolores Simonie to:
Brain Support Network
PO Box 7264, Menlo Park, CA 94206 or online at www.brainsupportnetwork.org
KC Hospice & Palliative Care
9601 Stateline Rd., Ste. 300, Kansas City, MO 64114 or online at www.kchospice.org