May 18, 2019

The Annual Memorial Service and Butterfly Release will be held Tuesday, June 4 at the Gamber Community Center in Lee’s Summit at 6:30 p.m. with a reception and a 7 p.m. memorial service.

Any person who has lost a loved one in the past year is invited to participate in this annual ceremony, hosted by Village Hospice. The event was created to help people honor the memory of their loved ones and to take time for a moment of renewal through a release of painted lady butterflies in the courtyard after the service. “You do not have to have used Village Hospice – or any hospice services,” says Karen Hubbard, bereavement counselor. “We’re here to help anyone who needs to heal.”

The process of grieving and coming to terms with loss is both universal and extraordinarily individual. Hubbard says the real and profound experience of losing a loved one often leads to a new view of your own life. “We hope people will let our annual memorial service be a redefining moment in their lives,” she added.

The event is free and open to the public; it will be held rain or shine.

Reserve a seat by Tuesday, May 21. Call 816-347-2585 or e-mail