Joseph “Joe”  Mahlon Chase

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Joseph “Joe”  Mahlon Chase, age 75, formerly of Lenexa, Kansas, was born December 14, 1946, and passed away Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 8:02 am.

Joe was a graduate of Immaculata High School (Leavenworth, KS) in 1964 and received his BSBA from Creighton University (Omaha, NE). Joe was employed as a Purchasing Manager at Whitaker Cable in North Kansas City, MO; Pfizer in Lee’s Summit, MO and FMC in Lawrence, KS. He was also a member of the NAACP Johnson County NE branch. His work was centered on the Legal Redress Committee helping address cases of discrimination among young adults. Joe and his family belong to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lenexa, KS where Joe taught religious education classes. He enjoyed this work and the kiddos enjoyed the material he painstakingly prepared. Joe’s hobbies included the game of Chess (where he was a rated player and won many trophies at tournaments) and going to sports car shows. Joe enjoyed patronizing First Friday events in the Kansas City Arts District. He was affectionately nicknamed “Mr. Community Face” by the Artists and other family and friends. Joe was a lover of all genres of music. He liked to play music trivia and knew almost all of the songs of the 50s-60s and could tell you who wrote the lyrics, who sang the songs and how long the songs were on the Top 10 Hits list.

Joe is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marisa (Baker) Chase, his daughter, Candice Chase, and son, Joseph M. Chase, Jr. He also leaves behind his siblings, Mary E. Williams, Matilda Pearl Gay, Robert P. Chase, and baby Sister, Rose E. Pruitt along with Cousin F. Patrick (Pat) Dougherty and 12 Nieces and Nephews, whom he loved dearly, and Great Nephews and Nieces and Great, Great Nieces and Nephews along with many Cousins and their families. 


A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, September 8th, 2022, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 13615 W. 92nd St., Lenexa, KS 66215, Visitation will begin at 9:30 am and Mass will be at 10:30 am followed by burial at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery: 8300 Quivira Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215. A light lunch will be held across from the Church at The Father Quigley Faith Formation Center following the burial ceremony.

Memorial Contributions

 While we appreciate the sentiment, in lieu of flowers please consider a monetary donation to the family.

Donations can be directed to CashApp: $marisajchase      – or –  Sent to the home at 14711 W. 93rd Ter., Lenexa, KS 66215


  1. Janice Barrett on September 7, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Cousin Joe was kind, sweet, and funny – when we came to visit Grandma ( back in the 1960’s ) when I was a little girl – he was so happy to see us and he was fun. That’s mostly what I remember about my cousin Joe – always had a smile – May his beautiful soul Rest In Peace – Janice ( Cohn) Barrett

    • Marisa Chase on September 16, 2022 at 7:08 pm

      Dearest Cousin Janice,
      Joe often told us about the summer you and family came to visit in Leavenworth. He truly enjoyed having you over and going to the pool. You girls are beautiful and Joe was very proud to be related.

  2. Ruby N. Royston on September 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Deeply touched by your loss. I wish I could do something to make everything all right for you…
    but since I can’t, I just want you to know that I am praying for you and your family.
    Praying that God will give you the Strength and Grace to go through this difficult time.
    In Jesus name…

    • Marisa Chase on September 16, 2022 at 7:11 pm

      thank you for your condolences and words of comfort Your support and love means a lot to us. We will get through this sorrowful time guided by our faith and love for our Lord.

  3. Beverly Pendelton on September 6, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    My condolences to the family.May prayers from friends give you peace and comfort.

    • Marisa Chase on September 16, 2022 at 7:15 pm

      thank you for your prayers and for supporting us during this difficult time.

  4. Julianne Turner Mize on September 3, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Sorry for your loss. God’s Blessings to you and your love ones.

    • Marisa Chase on September 16, 2022 at 7:19 pm

      We are so touched by your support. I remember you fondly from Pittsburg and am moved by your words of comfort.

  5. Joyce Ramsue-Thompson & family on September 3, 2022 at 8:24 am

    Marisa, I’m so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during your bereavement! ❤️❤️

    • Marisa Chase on September 16, 2022 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you for your words of comfort. Joe remembered meeting you at Ruby’s wedding. He thought you were a lovely person. He would be thankful for your remembrance.

  6. Reginald Hall, M.D. on September 2, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss and Joe’s passing. I have a smile when I think of Joe and his individual visits to see me in the office and when he accompanied his two special ladies there also. I fondly remember his wit and sense of humor. I know your faith will see you through. My sincere condolences. Reginald Hall, M.D.

    • Marisa Chase on September 16, 2022 at 7:24 pm

      Dr. Hall,
      Joe would be so honored that you remember him fondly. He was saddened by your retirement, because he only wanted to be seen by you, but happy for your new journey. Our family is honored by your remembrance.

  7. Leon Lang on September 2, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    So sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. I have fond memories of him and the Chase family growing up in Leavenworth, Ks. Our sincere condolences are extended to you and your family. May God’s strength and peace that passes all understanding be with you. Leon Lang and family

    • Marisa Chase on September 16, 2022 at 6:55 pm

      Joe and I have often reminisced about growing up in Leavenworth and we enjoyed knowing your family and thought of you fondly as well.

  8. Joyce E. Simms on September 2, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    So deeply sorry for your loss.
    God’s continual blessings to you and your family.
    Much love,

    • Marisa Chase on September 16, 2022 at 7:32 pm

      Thank you for taking time to acknowledge our sorrow and for being there for us in those early days when we didn’t know if we could get through this. We are greatly appreciative.

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