Idabel M. Pitts

Idabel M. Pitts

Idabel “Ida” M. Pitts, age 86, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Buffalo, Mo., passed away on August 14, 2019.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, with service following at 11 a.m. at Ida’s longtime church, Leawood Baptist Church, 8200 State Line Road, Leawood, KS 66206.

Visitation will also be held, in Buffalo, from 12-1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Cantlon, Otterness & Viets Funeral Home, followed by burial at Maple Lawn Cemetery.

Ida was born in Dallas County, Mo., on January 26, 1933, to her parents, Ernest and Zelma (Maddux) Mead. She was one of four children, having two sisters and one brother.

She met the love of her life while in high school, Billy G. Pitts, and they married in 1952. Ida and Bill were happily married for over 67 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Zelma; sisters: Edna Middleton and Vera Gaunt; and brother, Billy Mead.

Ida is survived by her husband, Bill G. Pitts; sons: David Pitts and Steven Pitts; granddaughter, Meghan Pitts; nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be welcome. Memorial contributions may be made to Leawood Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed, and photos viewed, at

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