Hannah Adelaide Uhrmacher
"The greatest thing, is just to love and be loved in return."
Miss Hannah Adelaide Uhrmacher, of Parkville, MO passed away peacefully at home with her family on Sep 3, 2006. Hannah burst into the world in Kansas City on November 3, 2000 and since that time she has lit up the world with her special and unique gifts. Loving daughter of Brent and Lisa-anne, darling sister to Chloe, 9, and Dane, 4, devoted granddaughter of Nancy, Jerry (dec), Anne, John, great-grandaughter of Jean and Harry (dec), Joyce and Don (dec), Marjorie and John Edward (dec), Bernice and Willie (dec). Hannah will be dearly missed by Aunty Tania, Uncle Mick, cousins Joshua, Jake and Taylor of Melbourne, Australia, and by Great Uncle Von and Great Aunt Marlyn of Gladstone, MO. Miss. Hannah was an exceptional student at Oakhill Day School, where she leaves many friends including both students and teachers. She loved to dance, do gymnastics and participated in theatre at church and in the community. Hannah provided incredible inspiration through her work for The Community Blood Center of Kansas City, and the BeHeadStrong and TugMcGraw Foundations. Her courage, grace and sense of humor during her 16 month battle with brain and spinal cord cancer was unimaginable. She was always concerned for the welfare of others, and was always grateful to everyone who helped with her care. She touched so many lives during her numerous stays at The Children's Mercy Hospital, and leaves friends with fond remembrances. Hannah touched thousands of people during her short life, and continues to inspire us to live each day fully. She was so in love with her daddy, best of friends with her mummy, and was the most compassionate sibling to Chloe and Dane. She was incredibly determined in every endeavor, whether learning to putt a golf ball, walk a balance beam, swim or relearning to walk after her surgery, she relished the challenge. Life was a big pink adventure, and her smile, her sense of humor and her love of life and people were unparalleled. She was truly an angel here on earth, and now is an angel with her Lord. Her pink heaven is filled with books, Boston Market, flowers and red lip gloss, and Radio Disney plays all the time. A huge Hannah hug to Drs. Emami, Hornig, Massey and Woody, and the other incredible medical professionals who worked so hard to heal Hannah, and to all the devoted and absolutely amazing staff at The Children's Mercy Hospital, The Kansas City Cancer Center and Kansas City Carousel Hospice, and to all the friends, family, neighbors and dear Sprint colleagues who provided such unselfish love and support over the last 16 months. A special Hannah hug to Jim Gordon and Craig Holstead from Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church, where Hannah's unwavering faith was nourished by the love of the entire church family. Visitation will be held at the Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church, from 5:308:30 pm on Tuesday September 5. A special Children's visitation will be held between 5:30 and 6:30 pm. A private burial service will be held on Wednesday morning September 6, followed by a Celebration of Hannah's extraordinary life at the Graeme Tyler Chapel at Park University at 2:00 pm. The family requests that friends consider donations to The Tug McGraw Foundation, The BeHeadstrong Foundation, The Children's Mercy Hospital Cancer Center or Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church. (Arr.'s: Heritage Funeral Home, 816-7410251)
Published in the Kansas City Star on 9/5/2006.