Shirley Jean Davis, 77, Kansas City, Mo., passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Luke’s North Hospital.
Shirley was born in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to Junior and Lucille McKown on September 14, 1940. She attended and graduated from Excelsior Springs High School in 1958. She worked for Midland International for 25 years, retiring in 2005, and then later for Kohl’s until she retired in 2013.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Davis; parents, Junior and Lucille McKown; two brothers, Jim McKown and Gary McKown; as well as a sister, Mary McKown.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Dawn Renee Stalder of Kansas City; son, Bob Stalder and his wife, Darla, of Kansas City; sister, Carolyn McGonigle of Excelsior Springs; and brothers, Billy McKown and Terry McKown and his wife, Joyce, of Excelsior Springs. Shirley is also survived by three grandchildren, Ryan Cordova and wife, Kayla, of Liberty, Mo., Amanda Stalder of Kansas City, and Michael Stalder of Kansas City; and three great grandchildren, Keily, Raridy and Bronx Cordova.
Shirley loved to garden and especially loved her roses. She was a fan of the Kansas City Royals and she was excited that she was able to see them win the World Series in both 1985 and 2015. She also enjoyed Nascar, especially Jeff Gordan.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2017 at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Mo. The family suggests in lieu of flowers donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Our Sincere Condolences
Sending my prayers and condolences to family and loved ones. Shirley will be missed by all.
No words can express the sorrow of losing someone you truly love, GOD BLESS you and your beautiful family.
I know how losing a mother feels, so I feel the Stalder families loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest easy dear cousin!