Shiela Mae Bender

Northeast News
November 2, 2016
Shiela Mae Bender, recently one of the Head Start teachers at the Woodland Early Learning Community School at 711 Woodland Ave., passed away July 7th. Bender finished her 36 year career in May of this year. Her Kansas City service began at Woodland as its School Librarian until it closed in 2010.
After three years at nearby Phyllis Wheatly Elementary, Bender came back to Woodland, as she had promised that the school would reopen and she would return. Woodland became a dedicated early education center.
Last May, Bender received the 2016 Wonderscope Early Educator Award from the Children’s Museum of Kansas City for service to children from diverse cultures in this area. And as a resident of the Pendleton Heights neighborhood for 14 years, Bender loved the people and the architecture of our Historic Northeast.
Because of her attendance at many Fabulous Friday Family Fun Nights in the Truman Forum, on Saturday October 15th a memorial service was held at the lower level of the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main, 64112.

Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
Enter your email address and click on the Get Instant Access button.
We respect your privacy

Comments are closed.

  • Christmas Traditions

    December 1st, 2021
    by

    By: Krystin Miller As the year comes to a close, there are many cultural and religious holidays being celebrated throughout […]


    Mary Alice Thompson

    April 4th, 2018
    by

    Mary Alice Thompson, age 83, passed away Friday March 30, 2018 peacefully at her home in Independence, Missouri after a […]


    John W. McMurray

    May 10th, 2017
    by

      Northeast News May 10, 2017 John W. McMurray John W. McMurray, 93, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, surrounded […]


    Martha L. Feo

    April 26th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News April 26, 2017 Martha L. Feo, 84, of Northeast Kansas City, Missouri passed away Thursday April 20th surrounded […]


    Willie Lee Judon

    March 15th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News March 15, 2017 Willie Lee Judon passed away at the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri on March […]


    Lonzo Copenhaver

    March 8th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News March 8, 2017 Lonzo Copenhaver, known to all as ” Lonnie,” of Gold Canyon, Arizona, passed away Monday […]


    Clinton Dale Meaney

    January 25th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News January 25, 2017 Clinton Dale Meaney, born 10-2-63, passed away 1-16-17. In loving memory of our brother, father, […]


    Rebecca Segovia

    January 25th, 2017
    by

    Northeast News January 25, 2017 Colonel Rebecca Anita Segovia (MOARNG, ret.), age 55 years, of Jefferson City, Mo. went home […]


    James C. Fortner

    December 21st, 2016
    by

    Northeast News December 21, 2016 James C. Fortner, 88, formerly of Indian Mound neighborhood, passed away Saturday at his home […]


  • El Paso Del Norte joins the Northeast Chamber

    October 6th, 2015
    by

    Northeast News KANSAS CITY, Missouri — In an area with restaurant options, El Paso Del Norte stands out.
    This past March, El Paso Del Norte, 3430 Independence Ave., joined the Northeast


    chronicles

    November 19th, 2014
    by

    Northeast News November 19, 2014   Lydia Castle Lydia Castle, 90, of Northeast Kansas City peacefully passed away on Nov. […]


    chronicles

    May 7th, 2013
    by

    May 8, 2013 Judy (Watkins) Gillespie Judy R. (Watkins) Gillespie, 65, lifetime resident of Kansas City, Mo., passed away at […]


  • Northeast Newscast


  • Remember This?

    Remember This?

    February 1st, 2023
    by

  • Want articles sent directly to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
    We respect your privacy and will not distribute your information.