Shirley Ruth (Milne) Radley

Shirley Ruth (Milne) Radley, 93, passed away July 21, 2023 in Saint Joseph, MO.

Shirley was born on January 4, 1930, in Forbes, MO, to James Ralph and Grace (Bailey) Milne.  After she graduated from Oregon High School in 1948 she attended the University of Missouri, where she graduated in 1952.

In 1952 Shirley married Edgar Lee Radley in Oregon, MO.  The couple had three children, Ramona Ruth, Joan Marie, and Larry Lee.  Shirley was a supportive wife and mother wearing many hats from housewife to secretary to teacher.  Her most prominent role was co-owner of the Coast to Coast store in Excelsior Springs, MO, which she and her husband Ed owned and operated from 1967 to 1990.

Shirley loved to travel, play games and visit with anyone.  According to her, she had the best family.  “Some may have some just as good, but nobody has one better” was often heard by those around.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Ed; brother, Harrison; and daughter, Joan.

She is survived by her daughter, Ramona Lewis of Savannah, MO; son, Larry Radley (Shelly) of Universal City, TX; brother, Dr. Jay (Susan) Milne, Springfield, MO; sister, Betty Bendure, Oregon, MO; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held August 5, 2023 at Excelsior Springs First United Methodist Church where Shirley was a long-time member.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. with service to follow at 10:00 a.m.  A graveside service will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Oregon, MO at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Excelsior Springs First United Methodist Church or The Red Cross.

Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

Our Sincere Condolences

So sorry for your loss. Shirley was a wonderful person to all that knew her.
God bless her family.
Bob and Jane Haddock

My thoughts and prayers are with the Radley family during this difficult time. May your faith strengthen you.
Lots of fond memories of Shirley from Church, the numerous visits with her at the Coast to Coast store, the gatherings with my parents at our Hideaway, and MYF dinners at her house. Shirley will be missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace Shirley.
David Snider

Blessings to the family. Lots of good times with Shirley – church, Hand and Foot, EX S&L activities – Just a good friend.
Pat Lamb

Dear Larry

Thank you so much for notifying me of your mothers passing. I always admired Shirley. She always had a smile and something funny to say.
Always fun to be around. She had such a strong faith as you well know. She was a great neighbor, community minded, hard worker, and expressed what she felt and believed.
Please accept my condolences to you kand your family and may you find peace in having such a wonderful mother. She has now gone on to receive her rewards in heaven.
Hazel Livingston

I will sure miss Shirley. Loved seeing her at Opportunity Cafe. Loved visiting with her. She had such a great smile! Loved how sweet she was to my son Alec. Until he teased her too much and she then she’d playfully swat him with her cane. He deserved it;)
We enjoyed going to her house playing Rummicube (sp?) with her one time. She was sharp!!!!
Alexa told me once I will probably be like Shirley when I get older. I took that as a compliment! I will and have already missed her comments on all my FB posts most;) One thing is for sure I know that Shirley’s faith has become her eyes. She most definitely made it to glory and is feeling Joy like never before! Thankful for the Hope we have in Jesus! See you soon Shirley!
Praying for all of the Radley family at this time! Thankful to be part of your family! Xoxo
Valerie Hoffecker

Shirley was an amazing person. I got the privilege to work with her for many years as a trainer. She saw me through so many events in my life. She was full of wisdom and advice. I loved how much she loved being busy and being around her family. I know she will be missed and had so much love around her. Sending love and prayers for the family that Shirley loved so dearly.
Cassandra Stafford