In Memory

Ronald Capps

Ronald Capps

Hi, friends. It’s with great sadness and a heavy heart that we send this message informing that Ron Capps has passed away. The following note was copied from a Facebook post written by Ron’s son on December 10th, 2019:


The man, the myth, the legend, my father Ron Capps, peacefully passed away this morning after a brillantly  fought battle with the bastard known as pancreatic cancer.  I am so happy to have been there with him holding his hand when he moved into heaven.   In accordance with his wishes we are having a celebration of his life this Saturday, December 14 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM in the reception hall at Miss Diannas School of Dance on N Oak.  Feel free to join in our celebration, he would love to have you there.


Ronald Everett Capps 1943-2019

Ronald Everett Capps (Ron) passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the North Kansas City Hospital. Ron was born to Roy and Dixie (Stepp) Capps on May 17, 1943 in Avondale, MO. His parents and older brother, Norman preceded him in death. Ron was raised in North Kansas City and graduated from NKC High School. Throughout his life he played many types of sports. Most recently, he enjoyed playing pickleball with his many friends. Ron is survived by his wife Debbie Taylor Capps; son Chris Capps (wife Judy); son Brandon Capps (wife Tara) and grandchildren, Jackson, Maddox, and Harlowe Capps. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Suzanne Capps and stepson, Evan Himmelberg. In accordance with his wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held this Saturday, December 14 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the reception area of Miss Dianna's School of Dance, 8641 North Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64155. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The United School for Autism, in honor of Ron Capps, located at 9590 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.

Published in Kansas City Star on Dec. 13, 2019.


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12/11/19 11:14 AM #1    

Jim Skinner

I am deeply sadden at the death of Ron Capps.  I did not know he was dealing with cancer but did see his photo on face book and became concerned. Ron and I go back to Kindergarten.  He was the best of friends thru high school and some of college.  We played on the Avondale Little League baseball team that his dad coached.  After we both experienced less than stellar scholastic success at MU we attended what was at the time Kansas City Metro JC. That December, 1962, we drove my VW Bug to Miami for the Orange Bowl.  We met up with a bunch of track jocks from O.U. (who was playing) and the rest, as they say, is history. Great memories!
Sadly, Jim Skinner

12/11/19 10:56 PM #2    

Gary Walker (Walker)

So sad to hear about Ron, what a great guy he was!  Not only were we good friends and basketball team mates at NKC, we also spent some time together while he lived in Wichita.  His smile was incomparable, and his passing leaves a huge hole in the hearts of those of us who knew him.  God's blessings and peace to his family!

12/18/19 12:35 PM #3    

Ronnie Joe Green

Sorry to hear about Ron.  I attended school with Ron from 4th grade in Avondale to graduation at NKCHS. 

Many fond memories from little league baseball, 'till graduation and I left for USN and the world. His sense

of humor was unsurpassed, and will be missed by all.  Ron Green

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