Obituaries detail

Jeffrey J. Shore, Sr.
Nov 16,1947---May 05,2017

Jeffrey J. Shore, Sr., 69, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away May 5th, 2017, after making his peace with the Lord.  He passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones.  He was born November 16th, 1947, to Jay and Nell (Whitsett) Shore. 


He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Athol and Allene Shore. 


He is survived by his two sisters, Jennifer (Rodger) Parker and Anita Shore; five children, Shelly Wade, Natalie (Darrell) Bowles, Lauren Shore, Jeffrey “Jason” (Megan) Shore, Jr., and Preston Shore with fiancée Ariel Haggerty; seven grandchildren Joshua and Micah Kays, Sophia and Silas Bowles, Levi Shore, and Scarlet and Ella Shore. 


Jeffrey graduated from Westport High School in 1965 and attended the New York Institute of Art.  He later founded and successfully ran Shore Painting Company for several decades as an independent contractor and, in his later years, sincerely enjoyed teaching a new generation of individuals the wisdom of his finely-tuned craft that had taken a lifetime to acquire. 


Jeffrey was self-described as a “social chameleon” who could blend in with any crowd – regardless of class, ethnicity, or political preference.  He was an amazing story-teller and had a great sense of humor.  He enjoyed a wide-assortment of music and he loved to play his tunes loud while encouraging others to dance alongside of him.  He was also a sports-enthusiast and never wanted to miss a game involving the Kansas City Chiefs or KU Jayhawks. 


However, Jeffrey professed he was his “best-self” when he spent time with his children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed playing video-games, coaching softball, constructing legos, attending sports venues, and taking fishing and canoeing trips.  In his last days, he was actively involved in making sock-puppets for his grandchildren.   He was very much loved by all and will be greatly missed until we meet again.  


Mark Kays May 08 ,2017

Former son inlaw ,Kahana ,Hawaii

After many years I was happy to see Jeff at Shelly's house this past summer, where he told me a great story about his shenanigans at a James Brown concert back in the day. I really wish now I would have been able to stay longer and hear a few more. RIP Jeff Much Peace, Love and Aloha to the Shore Family during this time. Marcus Kays

Rhonda Adams-Nielsen May 10 ,2017

I loved you since the age of 19. We had beautiful children together as well as years of happiness as a family. I will comfort our children during this great time of loss. Know you were always well-loved and will be missed until we meet again.

Betty Shore Cram May 19 ,2017

Cousin ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

My sincere condolences to Jeffrey's family and friends. I'm sure that he will be sorely missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. It was sometime yesterday that for some mysterious reason a memory of your beloved Jeff came to mind. I recalled a summer when as preteens (as I remember), Jeff and I spent a week at the home of Athol and Allene Shore, on the family farm near Odessa, MO. Athol was my dad's brother. We had a very fun week; Allene loved children, adored Jeff, and made us feel very welcomed. She was also a wonderful story teller. Wish I could remember more. Today, I was nudged to search for Jeff on the internet, and to my sadness and astonishment, I found his obituary. Jeff reached out to me when my mother passed away in 1997. He had seen her obituary in the newspaper. I shall Jeff's family in my heart and prayers. Sincerely, Betty Cram