Taufaanuu Tapuala, 55, of Independence, Mo., a security officer, died in Independence. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by son Matai Ware; daughters Victoria Coleman, Vatala Yalimaiwai, Lillian Axel and Taufaanuu Ware; and brother Foua Tofiga. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mauga Olive Samoan Assembly of God. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased