Anthony “Tony” Lee Ardese, 70, died Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Liberty Hospital.
Anthony was born July 4, 1950 in Talihina, Okla., to Agnes Wade and Joseph Ardese. He graduated from Panola High School, Panola, Okla., in 1969. He was a Vietnam veteran, loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jimmy Jo, Carl, Vincent, and Joseph Ardese.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janie Ardese, son, Eric Ardese, and daughter, Christina Ardese, all of Excelsior Springs; daughter, Annette Ardese Shields and husband, Matt, two grandsons, Hunter and Jackson Shields, of Lawson, Mo.; brothers, Michael Griffitts and Elmer Ardese, and sister, Rosalie Ardese, all from Oklahoma.
A graveside service with full military honors will be held 11:30 a.m., Monday, August 10, 2020 at North New Garden Cemetery.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
Christina and family: Gary and I are sorry for your loss! Tony was always so kind to us, always had a smile! It was so nice to work with him! Prayers for your family!
Sharron and Gary Smith
Janie & family my heart goes out to all of you! Anthony was a very special husband, father & grandpa! You will always have Him on your shoulders as he is now your guardian angel.
Don and I have you in ours prayers. Tony always made sure he talked to us at all the boys games. He will be so missed on the sidelines. Let’s us know if you need anything. Big Air Hugs
Don and Beverly Young
I am so sorry for your loss.
Rita Davis (Gannaway)
Anthony, our wonderful brothers-in-law will be very much missed by all his family. Our deepest love, sympathy and prayers go out to his wife, children, grandchildren and brothers and sister. So many happy memories of him are ours to hold onto and forever keep close to our hearts.
Love, Jim and Virginia
Ardese Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr. Ardese was always kind and welcoming. I enjoyed being a small part of your family when I was at Park with Christina and a wedding party member in Annette and Matthew’s wedding. He will be missed dearly. May the Lord enfold you in this time of despair and grant you strength.
Rosie (Ayala) Perez
Janie and Family, we are so very sorry about your loss. May you all find comfort and strength in the warmth and caring of friends and family.
Shad and Kristy Vermeesch and Family
Thinking and praying for your entire family.
David and I are so sorry to hear about you loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
David and Kathy Hammonds
Janie, so sorry for you loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Christina and family I am sorry for the loss of your father, husband, and grandpa. May your family find peace at this time and the courage to move forward knowing your family has a wonderful guardian angel in heaven.
Janie so sorry for your loss, I thought the world of Tony. Ever need anything just call or text me.
Tawnya T Lindaman
Anthony will be sadly missed by us. I can remember all the good times we had as a child at 220 olive and the farm. Just wished we were closer thur the years. He was always my favorite cousin even tho we haven’t seen each other in yrs. Our hearts go out to Janie and kids. It’s a big loss to our family losing him.
Love Marilyn and boys, Anthony Jr, Bernard Jr
Sorry for your loss. I worked with Tony years ago at the east end gas station and also had the pleasure of seeing Tony numerous times on my mail route. He will be missed.