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Harryette 'Howie' Loschke

November 10, 1932 — December 20, 2017

Harryette Marie Kennaley Loschke passed away on Wednesday evening, December 20th 2017, surrounded by some of her immediate family. After telling family, a cousin, Karen Byrnes, said that, "Heaven has gained the surviving angel of that generation" of Kennaleys. Harryette was looking forward to the next Star Wars movie and publishing her childrens book she had written.Harryette, nicknamed Howie as a young girl, was born on November 10, 1932. She was raised in the Catholic Church and attended Catholic schools for her entire educational career. As a little girl, she went to Visitation grade school and for high school, St. Teresas Academy. When dropped off at Saint Marys College in Indiana, she was told she could not major in music, although she loved music and to sing, but had to pursue other majors. However, she became homesick and returned to Kansas City and went to College of Saint Teresa, which is now Avila University where she graduated with a BA. Howies father passed away when she was five and was raised by her mother, grandmother, and siblings. Harry started his own insurance business named Harry Kennaley Insurance Agency located in the Stockyards at the Livestock National Exchange Building. When her father died, her mother then began to work full time. Harryette went to work at the insurance agency when she was fifteen. After her marriage to Robert J. Loschke in 1956, Howie worked for the family insurance agency, where her husband and all but one sibling worked. She worked part time at home to be home for her three girls and went to the office one day a week. She eventually went to work for Jackson Reporting Company as a transcriber at home, then went to school to learn how to court report. Later she then worked full time as a contractor for two years for two independent court reporting companies, Jackson Reporting and Argie Reporting Company. Eventually she quit the insurance company. In 1980 she started her own court reporting company, HML Reporting. She supported herself as an independent court reporter ever after. At age 30, Harryette taught herself how to sew. She enjoyed making her girls clothes and doll clothes. Once the dolls, the girls and mother had a matching outfit. Howie spent a lot of time with her girls leading Camp Fire Girls, rescuing a troll from the rain and putting him under the hair dryer, and feasting on Baskin Robbins in lieu of "real" dinner. Another activity she took up was guitar lessons. Her musical background helped. She had always been active in the church through singing in choirs, but after learning the guitar, she started her own guitar group at St. Therese Little Flower Parish. Then after her family moved to Fairway, KS, she joined the existing guitar group at Saint Agnes Parish and at the behest of Msgr. Koch became its leader. Later in life, after struggling with vocal problems, her three octave range was reduced to barely one and she would go flat. After some medicine changes, she got much of her voice back and wanted to thank God for the return of her gift, so she joined the choir at St. Pius X Parish.Howie was preceded in death by her parents Mary and Harry Kennaley and her immediate family Alice (Garvin) Fransioli, Lawrence (Martha) Kennaley, Joseph Kennaley, Kathleen Kennaley and George Bermel. Also, preceding her in death, her husband of thirty-five years, Robert Loschke and just three and a half weeks prior to her death, James Fulton, her partner for twenty-three years. In her early years of dating Fulton, their social calendar was busier than that of a twenty-year-old. They frequently went out to dinner and did some traveling. She is survived by her daughters Ellen Loschke, Anne (Dave) Hauser, and Tina (Tim) Weingartner and her grandchildren Joshua and Caleb Mason and Maia and Jenna Weingartner. The wake will be on Friday, January 5th at Muehlebach Funeral Care at 6800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. The funeral Mass will be on Saturday, January 6th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, located at 5500 Woodson in Mission, KS with the burial immediately following at Calvary/Forest Hill Cemetery at 6901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO. Friends and family are invited to Anne and Dave Hausers home after the cemetery for a light lunch.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Villa St. Francis, where Harryette spent her last year, or Catholic Charities.

SERVICES Visitation
Friday, January 5, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Muehlebach Funeral Care 6800 Troost Avenue Kansas City, Missouri 64131
Friday, January 5, 2018 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Muehlebach Funeral Care 6800 Troost Avenue Kansas City, Missouri 64131
Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, January 6, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Pius X Catholic Church 5500 Woodson Road Mission, Kansas 66202
Saturday, January 6, 2018 11:30 AM
Forest Hill Cemetery 6901 Troost Ave Kansas City, Missouri 64131

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