Memory Wall

Josephine Cortez and Tony Ballog

September 22, 1956 – January 29, 2013

Aged 97 – Passed away October 20, 2012


Kelsey Perez

April 2010: Ballet and Music Event at Finke Opera House

We extend our deepest condolences to the Perez family. We truly loved Kelsey and were blessed to be able to honor her at our event.

“I am anxiously watching for the photos that were taken Saturday at the Benefit Ballet for Kelsey Perez. The ballerina was so special in allowing each child to be photographed with her! Thanks also to Adrea and Melissa. God will bless you all for your commitment and service to Him! Love in Christ.”

Gay B., Kelsey’s Great Aunt

Event Sponsors

Kansas City Ballet – Missouri
California Motors – Missouri
Chad & Adrea LaRoche – Kentucky
Jim Lindsay – Kentucky
LoyceLane Photography – Missouri
McAlister’s Deli – Missouri
Ron Viellieux – Minnesota
Travel Angels Network Inc.

Event Donors

Mary Anderson – Missouri
Capital 8 Theaters – Missouri
Barbara Fleming – The Pampered Chef Consultant – Missouri
The Flower Shop for All Occasions Inc. – Missouri
Chuck Foreman – Former NFL Football Star – Minnesota
Funventures Travel LLC – William Bachman, Owner – Minnnesota
Jim Hansel – Artist – Minnesota
Nancy Knipp Kirby – Candidate for Moniteau County Treasurer
Outback Steakhouse RestaurantsOutback Gives Back
Lisa Viellieux – Minnesota

Event Volunteers

Mary Anderson
Chad & Adrea LaRoche
Cheryl Duvall
Dayna Estrello
Angel Geiser
Michele Higgins
Cheryl Moffitt
Nancy Reichel
Israel and Melissa Turley
Finke Opera House Board of Directors

Event Day

We were honored to host this event in honor of Kelsey. Thank you to all those who sponsored the event, donated, volunteered, and attended. We appreciate each and every one of you more than words can say.

If you would like to see your child’s photo, please let us know via our Contact Link at the top of this page. We will get it to you! – The GAW&T Team