April 12, 2022

Loss of Councilmember Karen Deluccie

From the official Facebook page of the City of Independence:

We received the sad news that At-Large Councilmember Karen Deluccie passed this afternoon following a battle with lung cancer.

"Councilmember Deluccie was a staunch advocate for the citizens of Independence and committed to a balanced budget," City Manager Zach Walker said. "She never failed to ask a question and always looked for the answers her citizens demanded. We will miss her sharp wit and dedication. Our thoughts are with her husband, daughter and son in this difficult time. We will share details on services and memorials honoring her service to the community when they are available."

Councilmember Deluccie asked to share this with the public upon her death.