The Life of Marinete Barbosa Day

Marinete (Marina) Barbosa Day, 81, Olathe, KS, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Olathe, KS at 1:53 PM. She was born September 16, 1937, in Xexéu, Pernambuco, Brazil to Joãozinho Barbosa and Maria Gonzales da Silva Barbosa.

Marinete was married to Earl G. Day on January 12, 1960 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. In 2001, she retired after 25 years with the Myron Green Corporation working at the Lee Company and YRC Freight cafeterias. She was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Marinete enjoyed traveling to her hometown in Brazil to visit family every few years, reading her bible daily, gardening, cooking, caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and enjoying the occasional sweet treat.

Marinete is survived by her brother, Geraldo Barbosa and wife Maria of Xexéu, Pernambuco, Brazil; her sister-in-law, Mary Lynn Fuller of Springfield, MO; her brother-in-law, Dallas Henry of Tulsa, OK; her children, Elizabeth Cook (husband David) of Olathe, Kansas, Lisa Day of Lawrence, Kansas, and Jon Day of Overland Park, Kansas; her grandchildren, Stacy Steward (husband Scott) of Kansas City, MO, Matt Brownrigg of Lawrence, KS, Susan Curry (husband David) of Lee’s Summit, MO, Sharon Day of Overland Park, KS, Natalie Cook of Leavenworth, KS, and Madeline Whaley (husband Spencer) of Springfield, MO. She is also survived by six great-grandsons.


A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (WELS), 1025 SW Ward Road, Lee’s Summit, Missouri. A burial will follow on Tuesday, June 18, at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery, 738 North Chestnut Street, Olathe, Kansas 66061.

Memorial Contributions

Donations can be made to Gethsemane Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be expressed at:

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