Guadalupe “Lupe” Tinoco, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, died May 14, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. Lupe was born Dec. 12, 1927 in Chanute, to Patricia and Felipe Mendez. She moved to Kansas City, Mo., where she married her husband, John Tinoco on March 30, 1946. A member of Sacred Heart-Guadalupe Church, Guadalupanas, and Kansas City Azteca Lions Club, she was appreciated for her fundraising, generosity, and great cooking.
Lupe was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Emily Tinoco and Sally Ann Pena; 8 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, John; children, Carolyn Delgado, Mary Jane Ramirez, and John Tinoco, Jr. and wife, Kathy; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many loving nephews, nieces, and other relatives.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 at Sacred Heart-Guadalupe Church, 2544 Madison, with Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. on Friday at the church. Burial will follow in Mt Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Memorial donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association or Sacred Heart-Guadalupe Church.
Lupe’s priorities were her family and church. She was known for her baking of cakes and sweets. She loved to laugh with her family and had a wonderful sense of humor. Even during her last days she managed to make her family laugh with her quick wit. She loved to be with her family around the kitchen table, sharing meals, conversation, and great memories. We’re all grateful to recently have celebrated John’s birthday and their wedding anniversary party with her. She touched so many and will be greatly missed. Online condolences may be made at mcgilleymidtownchapel.com