May 3, 1925 – September 3, 2020
Shirley passed away in Leawood, KS on September 3, 2020. She was born in Northeast Kansas City, Missouri to Christopher Smith and Lois (Delancey) Smith on May 3, 1925. Her two older brothers, Delancey and Robert, preceded her in death. In 1942, she married Owen G. Ramey who died in 2011. Shirley is survived by their children, Daniel (Bonnie) of Overland Park, KS and Pamela (William) of Centennial, CO; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Shirley was a very strong woman. She could always get things done and people knew they could count on her for help. She volunteered for many years at KU Medical Center and St Lukes South Hospital. She interpreted for the deaf community (both of her parents were deaf from childhood). She and Owen were both very active in the Methodist church, at Old Mission and Church of the Resurrection. They volunteered at food banks, soup kitchens, elections and wherever someone needed service.
Shirley is interned next to Owen at the Memorial Garden at the Church of the Resurrection. A celebration of her life will be held when the pandemic subsides. If you would like to honor her memory, please perform a random act of kindness for someone.
niece ,FAYETTEVILLE ,Georgia
Love my Aunt Shirley. Too many fun memories to share. Spent several Thanksgivings together at Lake of the Ozarks. She and Uncle Owen visited us every year that they could. Helped take care of my Mother when she was sick. Was an integral part of my whole life. She is missed my me, David, Susan, and Paul.
Friend ,Mission ,Kansas
Rest In Peace, my dear faithfilled friend.