Rosary and visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at St. Patrick Church located at 1357 N.E. 42nd Terrance, Kansas City, Mo. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church on Saturday, Sept. 1. Arrangements are by D.W. Newcomer’s Sons White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, Mo.
Boots was born Dec. 29, 1930 in Eagle Pass, Texas to Rafael and Anita Martinez Andrade. She graduated from Central High School in Kansas City in 1948. She was a long-time resident of Clay County, Mo. and an active parishioner of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kansas City North as well as a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Daughters of Isabella.
Boots was known as a great cook. She loved trying new recipes for guests and family always hoping the recipe would turn out well, which they always did. She was concerned about and wanted to do things for others. Conversely, she was always appreciative and thankful for what others might do for her, right up to the end of her earthly life.
Boots survived separate cases of breast cancer, kidney cancer, and lymphoma over the last 11 years.
She is preceded in death by her father and mother; her step-mother Emma Darnell; sister Anita Marie Dagnan; and brother Leo Andrade.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, John R. Grindel; six children, Richard and wife Sherree, Anthony and wife Kathy, Peter and wife Margo, Anita Barrett and husband Robin, John and wife Diana, Rebecca Tully and husband Mac; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society.
Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.dwnwhitechapel.com.