Shirley Holtzclaw, age 62, a resident of Excelsior Springs, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Shirley was born on July 27, 1959 to Johnnie Joseph Johnson and Ruth Elizabeth Hines from Chillicothe, Missouri, along with nine brothers and sisters.
She was united in marriage to Wayne Holtzclaw on August 5, 1978, preceding her in death September 17, 2018.
Shirley worked at Lear/ Johnson Controls. She was a member of the UAW Local 235. She commercial fished and wholesaled fresh fish in the Kansas City area. She was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and visiting with family. She enjoyed collecting antiques and other collectibles, and boating.
Her witiness and colorful vocabulary was always on tap. Her laughter definitely filled the room. Everyone always seemed to take a liking to her. Her orneriness and outgoingness was contagious… She always enjoyed acting a fool and having a good time. She had several nicknames: Green jeans, girrrrly, squirrels, and frosty top and flat top, to name a few.
Survivors include two daughters, Shalae Holtzclaw and Sheila Brown, of Excelsior Springs; one step-daughter, Tammy Bennett of Kansas City; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five brothers, Tom Johnson of Hughesville, MO, Jim Johnson of Kansas City, Les Johnson of Excelsior Springs, Jeff Johnson of Avalon, and Joe Johnson of Chillicothe, MO; three sisters, Ann Smith of Excelsior Springs, Susan Holcomb of Gallatin, MO, and Barbara Silkwood of Polo, MO.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband; one brother, Mike Johnson of Chillicothe, MO; and one stepson, Terry Holtzclaw of Kansas City, KS.
The funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2022, at Bross & Spidel Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, MO.
Contributions can be made to the Bross & Spidel Funeral Home, 217 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO, 64024.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing..she will be missed for sure.