Kate Spade’s funeral to take place on June 21

Washington: American fashion designer and businesswoman Kate Spade will be laid to rest on Thursday in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.

The funeral Mass will take place at the same church where her grandparents were married, reports E! Online.

Instead of flowers, the family has requested donations to Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter and pet adoption campus.

The 55-year-old was found dead in her apartment in New York on June 5. Her death was later ruled a suicide by hanging.

“We are all devastated by today’s tragedy,” her family said in a statement at the time. “We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. We would ask that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this very difficult time.”