Harriett Ann Kuehne-Fry


On the morning of Dec.10,2012 Harriett Kuehne-Fry died peacefully at the home of her beloved niece, Gala Perry, in Kansas City, Missouri. Harriet was born on September 22,1946 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Milton and Marilyn Kuehne, the first of five children. She attended Westport High School in Kansas City,Missouri and was a scholarship student at M.U. in Columbia where she received a degree in Social Work. She retired three years ago from the Kansas City, Missouri Domestic Violence Program where she was a victims’ court advocate. Her retirement years were full of travels with family and friends, favorites were Paris and Amsterdam and the beaches of South Carolina and Florida.  She was preceded in death by her father, her sister, Priscilla and her husband, Frank Fry. She leaves her mother, brothers, Chris, Paul and Tim, her niece, Gala,  her loving companion, Larry Heckadon, relatives in New Orleans and her dog pal, Buddy and feline friends, Sylvester and Bobbie. Deep appreciation to her many friends who provided loving care in her last days.

We love you, Harriett and will miss you forever. Rest in peace.


  1. Christina Gossage on December 30, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I have so many fond and happy memories of Harriett. I remember the years we worked together as Victim Advocates, going to lunch with friends, getting together for Happy Hour…just laughing and sharing. She was such as wonderful and caring person. She will be deeply missed but I know her spirit lives on in our hearts.

  2. Sharon Dean on December 18, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Wishing you peace as you reflect upon the preciousness of Harriett.
    She will always hold a special place in my heart.
    I feel blessed to have known her; and I know the world is a better place because she chose to grace us with her presence.

  3. Marilyn Niere on December 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I am a long time friend of Harriet’s brother Tim, but I had one encounter with Harriet. Many years ago, I was visiting Tim in his then new living quarters in his mother’s garage, and Harriet was at her mom’s home. My memory was she was engaged in a very spirited, bubbly discussion, I believe, with her mother and sister, and I heard her laugh many times. She impressed me as a very happy person. My heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and her three companion animals she leaves behind.

  4. William A. Ferleman on December 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I dated Harriett in St. Louis about 1970. She was a smart, kind, and truly caring person. I have not seen her since then, and I am sorry that I didn’t know she was in Kansas City. Very sorry for your loss.

  5. Anne Kaps on December 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Kansas City has lost a true angel in Harriet. I met her through work and her legacy will live on in the domestic violence advocacy programs that she developed. This was not just a job for Harriet but a true calling.

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss.

  6. Linnea Williams on December 13, 2012 at 7:52 am

    I met Harriett only a few months ago. She was a sweet and kind person with a very gentle soul. She was blessed with many loving family and friends, with whom she made many happy memories. My prayers are with those who loved Harriett. I will miss her gentle spirit. I know that she is at peace.

  7. Jeanne Gardner-Sollazzo on December 12, 2012 at 9:18 am

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. I did not know her personally but she was a great comfort to an old friend of mine {Marty McAdams Bruns}. I am grateful she was there for Marty and thankful she was involved with helping women of domestic violence. The world would be better if we had more people like {Harriett}. Thank you {Harriett} Rest in peace!

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