January 31, 1922 - May 19, 2015
Anna (Leniower) Mondschein, aged 93, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2015 at Village Shalom following a brief illness. Services will be at 10:30am Thursday, May 21, at Louis Memorial Chapel. Burial to follow at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. The family suggests contributions to the charities of one’s choice. There will be a shiva service at the home of Emily and Adil Moiduddin on Thursday evening, in Silver Spring, Maryland. Anna was born in Poland on January 31, 1922, ten minutes after her twin sister, Freida. She and her family, which included Frieda, younger sister, Ela and her parents, Abraham and Franciska, survived the hardships of the Holocaust in Russia by working in a cooking oil refinery and distributing quinine in a typhoid treatment center. During the war, Anna met her future husband, Chester Mondschein. They moved to the United States and after a brief time in New York settled in Kansas City, MO in 1950, where Frieda and her husband Victor had arrived earlier. Anna had one son, Jacob Mondschein, married to Elaine (Burstein) Mondschein. She worked for many years in the Kansas City Garment District for Fashion Built Garment Company. Anna was a long-time member of Kehilath Israel Synagogue and its Sisterhood, the Jewish Community Center, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, B’nai B’rith, and the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. She lived at 83rd and Oak with her husband, son, and mother Franciska, and for 48 years next door to her sister, Frieda, her brother-in-law Victor, and nephews Martin and Arnold. She spent the past eight years as a resident at Village Shalom in Overland Park, KS. Anna was preceded in death by her parents, Abraham and Franciska (Salomon) Leniower, and by her husband and partner of 58 years, Chester. Survivors include her sister Ela Amsterdam, son Jacob (Elaine) Mondschein, grandchildren Andrew (Krista) Mondschein and Emily (Adil) Moiduddin, four great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Anna enjoyed growing flowers, listening to music, and dancing with her husband. She will be remembered for her joy for life, her intelligence, her love and commitment to family, and generosity. For how their efforts bettered Anna’s life, her family wishes to extend their thanks to the loving caregivers and volunteers at Village Shalom, Kansas City Hospice and to caregiver, Robin Jaffe.
Anna (Leniower) Mondschein, aged 93, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2015 at Village Shalom following a brief illness. Services will be at 10:30am Thursday, May 21, at Louis Memorial Chapel. Burial to follow at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery.... View Obituary & Service Information
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