Ana Balbina Cortinas, 73, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, formerly of Anaheim, California, was born, April 6, 1945, in Chicacao, Guatemala, the daughter of Rodrigo and Cristina (Lopez) Cardona. She departed this life, Monday, February 19, 2019, at the Kansas City Hospice House.
Ana was a 1963 graduate of the Escuela de Comercio High School in Guatemala.
On August 12, 1972, she was united in marriage to Rafael Cortinas at the San Gabriel Catholic Church in San Gabriel, California.
Ana had worked for Orchid Paper Products in L.A. County and later for General Motors in Anaheim. She enjoyed sewing and knitting. She also enjoyed watching Spanish soap operas. She was a member of the St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill.
Ana was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Lily Ramirez; and her son Fernando Cortinas just 9 months earlier on May 2, 2018.
She is survived by her husband Rafael, her daughter-in-law, Amie Cortinas, and two grandchildren, Harrison Cortinas and Katie Cortinas, all of Pleasant Hill; one brother, Jose Francisco Cardona of Guatemala; Bertha LaVerreda of Ft. Worth, Texas, Martha Cardona, and Marichu Soberanis, both of Fullerton, California; other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, February 23, 2019, at the St. Bridget Catholic Church, Pleasant Hill. Father Curt Vogel will officiate. Interment is in the Lone Jack Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kansas City Hospice House and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfunerlhome.com
Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550