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Trisha (Torrey) Livingston

November 3, 1947 ~ August 23, 2019 (age 71)


Patricia Loretta “Trisha” Livingston, 71, of Pleasant Hill, was born, November 3, 1947, in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Paul and Regina (Baker) Torrey.  She departed this life, Friday, August 23, 2019, at her home surrounded with love and family.

Trisha was a 1966 Kansas City, Hogan High School graduate.

On April 26, 1969, she was united in marriage to Maurice Thomas Livingston in Grandview.

Trisha was employed as a seamstress for Wedding Expressions by Geri in Lee’s Summit, and Amore’s in Independence.  She had also been a bookkeeper for several True-Value Hardware Stores in Kansas City.  She was a parishioner at the St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill and a member of the Hogan Girls, a group of lifelong friends who had attended Hogan High School.  She enjoyed sewing and had earned “Best of Show” at the Missouri State Fair for her wedding dresses. She also shared her love of sewing with the Pleasant Hill Show Choirs sewing numerous costumes over the past several years.  She truly enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Trisha was an avid Chiefs fan and had been a season ticket holder for 47 years.  Sitting near the 50 yard line and being only a few rows from the sideline she, along with the group of lady friends in that section, (in admiration of the view) established the highly prestigious “Best Buns” award.   Any other award, including MVP, given to a Chiefs player fell well short of their award!!

Trisha was preceded in death by parents; and three sisters, Cece Lawless, Elizabeth Laffoon, and Rita Goodwin. 

She is survived by her husband, Tom of the home; two sons, Chris (and Shelley) Livingston of Pleasant Hill, and Dr. Sean (and Jamy) Livingston of Springdale, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Taylor Livingston and Eryn Livingston, both of Pleasant Hill, and Derek Livingston, Noah Livingston, Abby Livingston, and Emma Livingston, all of Springdale; one brother, Richard Torrey of Sarasota, Florida; one sister, Paula Nichol of North, Kansas City; other relatives and a host of many friends.

Cremation has been accorded.

The recitation of the rosary and visitation was held Tuesday evening, August 27, 2019, at the St. Bridget Catholic Church.  

Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at the church.  Reverend Curt Vogel officiated.  Honorary casket bearers were Paul Baker, John Lawless, Pat Lawless, Tom Lawless, Noah Livingston, Taylor Livingston, Steve McCauley, Fred Shipman, Rick Torrey, and Dick Wagner.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Pleasant Hill High School Choirs and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550


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