A Blue Springs resident, 84-year-old Shirley Mae Dennis died Monday, Jan. 13.
A memorial service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Odessa on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m. with burial at Salt Fork Cemetery in Blackwater at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, forward memorial donations to Calvary Baptist Church in Odessa. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa.
Surviving children and their spouses are daughter Cathy and husband David Boots of Cape Coral, FL and son Michael and wife Bonnie Dennis of Blue Springs, MO. Shirley was grandmother to Matthew Dennis of Rockville, MD and Kyle Dennis of North Kansas City, MO. Her great granddaughters are Louise Rezac-Dennis of North Kansas City, MO and Margaret and Eleanor Dennis of Rockville, MD.
The third of ten children, Shirley had seven sisters and two brothers: sisters – Ryle Wischmeier of Blue Springs, MO, Virginia Kennedy (†1994), Helen Wilken of Jefferson City, MO, Donna Blevins (†2013), Carolyn Balke of Clinton, MO, Patricia Carson of Kansas City, MO, Jackie Self of Columbia, MO; brothers – Muriel “Gene” Reed (†2017) and Gurney Reed Jr. of Olympia, WA.