Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Obituary - Valerie D. Darapiza

Valerie D. Darapiza, age 68, of Belton, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the Blue River Nursing Home.

Private family service will take place at a later date.

Valerie was born in Delano, California on April 11, 1954 to Thomas Darapiza and Betty Brogan. Valerie was one of nine children, Laddie, Ronald, Jeanne, Greg, Thomas, Lori, Barbara and Norma. In the early part of life, she worked as a bank teller for 15-20 years. After that she worked in numerous different jobs supporting her family. 

Valerie raised two sons, Ciprano and Greg Montes. In life Valerie loved spending time with her family and friends, she also loved sewing.

Valerie was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Betty Darapiza; two brothers, Laddie and Ronald Darapiza; and sister, Jeanne Nool.

She is survived by her loving sons, Ciprano Montes and Greg Montes; brothers, Greg Darapiza (Mitzi), Thomas Darapiza; sisters, Lori Yap (Terry), Barbara Wade, Norma Pflum; sister in-law, Diane Darapiza; seven grandchildren, Mackenzie Montes (Sean), Malayna Montes, Kaylee Weil, Keliko Montes, Hailey West, Madison West, and Lilly West.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO 816.322.5278

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