A. Joan Tierney, a long-time resident of Gladstone, MO passed away April 14, 2018, at the NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City, MO. She was born September 6, 1931 in Golden City, MO the daughter of Lyman Wakefield and Mary Evalyn (Hastings) Kentner.
Joan graduated high school in Golden City and spent the majority of her working career as an assistant manager for the United States Bookstore at the former Bannister Mall. She married James E. Tierney, Sr. on February 6, 1954. She was a Methodist by faith, but attended St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with Jim for the majority of their 64 years of marriage. She was very active in the church and was devoted to both her Lord and her family. Joan’s hobbies included traveling with Jim, sewing, crafting and researching family genealogy.
Preceded in death by a daughter, Sheryl Ann Peterson, both parents and step-mother, Pearl (Ohler) Kentner who raised her from the tender age of 4 years old, siblings: L.W. Kentner, Phyllis McGuire, and J.C. Kentner. Survived by her loving husband, James E. Tierney; a son, James E. Tierney, Jr. of Kearney, MO; daughter, Loretta M. Bayless-Temple and her husband, Richard “Cade” Temple of Kansas City, MO; son in law, Del Peterson of Kansas City, MO; eight grandchildren: Patrick (Amanda)Tierney, Joseph (Amanda) Tierney, Brionna Tierney, Joanie (Brandon) Lipscomb, James Peterson; Nigel Bayless, Ian (Deena Qualls) Bayless, and Richard (Courtney) Temple: eleven great-grandchildren: Peter, Timothy and Crieghton Tierney of Kearney, MO; Ethan and Campbell Tierney of Springfield, MO; Emma and Brooklyn Peterson of Gladstone, MO; Tierney Lipscomb of Kansas City, MO; Hadley, Ella and Rikki Temple of Lakeland, GA; four siblings: Mary Lollar, Erma McGuire, Martha Maxwell, and Gary Kentner; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Rosary will be prayed 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, where the family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at the church, Rev. Donald Farnan presiding. Committal service and burial will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions are suggested to NorthCare Hospice House or Pearl Ohler Kentner Educational Scholarship. The Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville has been entrusted with the final arrangements. Memories of Joan and condolences may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.