Lupe R. Cervantes, 89, of Parsons died at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at the home of her son in Parsons.
She was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Buffalo to Angel and Lusiana (Lazarin) Reyes. As a young girl, she grew up in Independence and Parsons where she attended school.
She married Charles “Charlie” Cervantes on Oct. 21, 1941, in Labette City. After raising her family, she worked at the Mercy Hospital, National Gypsum, Adventure Line Manufacturing Co. and Labette County Medical Center, all in Parsons.
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and its Altar Society, VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the “G.I.” Forum in Parsons. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing the piano, cooking, fishing and bowling. She especially enjoyed hosting family gatherings.
Survivors include two sons, Charles E. Cervantes and his wife, Joy Lee, and Joseph S. Cervantes and his wife, Lisa, all of Parsons; five daughters, Delores Shaw, Gloria Cervantes, Kathy Avery and her husband, Mark, all of Parsons, JoAnn Dupont and her husband, Geno, of Carson, Calif., and Patty Coleman of Phoenix, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Reyes of Parsons; and two sisters, Cuca Lopez of Atchison and Mary Louise Fuentez of Parsons.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Cervantes, on June 2, 2010; a daughter; a grandson; and two brothers, Angel Sierra and Lucio Reyes.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. The rosary will be prayed at 5 p.m. Sunday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. The family will receive friends immediately following the rosary.
Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Building Fund. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.