Jessie Edith Kartsonis, 92, Lee Summit, Mo.
LEE SUMMIT, Mo. – Jessie Edith Kartsonis was born May 27, 1926 in Simpson, Kansas. She was the sixth of nine children of Milton S. and Jessie D. McKee. She died January 27, 2019 at John Knox Village, Lee's Summit, MO at the age of 92 years, eight months. She graduated from Asherville Rural High School in 1944. Shortly after, she followed two of her sisters to the Kansas City area to attend nursing school at Trinity Lutheran Hospital where she received her R.N. diploma in 1948. During nursing school, she was introduced to the love of her life, George, and they were married October 17, 1948.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; grandson, David Kartsonis; great grandson, Kyle Anthony Lillis; Sisters, Opal Richardson, Bula Saunders and Hazel Saunders; brothers, Keith McKee, Kenneth McKee and Neal McKee. She is survived by daughter, Carol Lillis (Jim); sons, William Kartsonis (Jan), Gregory Kartsonis (fiancé Babs); all of Lake Winnebago; grandchildren, Katie Lillis of Miami, Kyle Lillis (Krista) of Boston, Matthew Kartsonis of Kansas City, Blair Lillis (Jessica) of Lake Winnebago, Michael Kartsonis of Kansas City and Alex Kartsonis (Abby) of Lee's Summit. She also leaves behind five great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters. Edith is also survived by two sisters, Mary (Trippy) Tripp of Beloit and Vera Stage of O'Fallon, MO.
Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services were 10 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the church. Burial in Calvary Cemetery.