Shirley Anne Klumpp

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Shirley Anne Klumpp, 80, of Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Dec. 25, 2015, at her daughter's home, in Raymore, Mo., after a brief illness. She was born March 9, 1935, in Nevada, the only child of Hubert and Joy Estelle (Sheets) Mynatt. On July 19, 1952, she was united in marriage to David Richard Klumpp and he preceded her in death on July 27, 2007. Together the couple became the parents of four children.

During her working years, Shirley was employed with the catalogue division of J.C. Penney, worked for five years at 3M, then lastly sold real estate in the Nevada Vernon County area. She was an accomplished doll maker as well as collector, was a longtime member of the Nevada Elks Lodge, and was a MENSA member -- something that less than 2 percent of the population have achieved. In the past she and her husband had enjoyed square dancing with the Bushwhacker Square Dancers. She also volunteered with Meals on Wheels and the local Storefront School project. Many Monday evenings were spent with The Oakes Neighborhood Community Friends for their wine time get-togethers.

Survivors include her children, Joy Smith and husband, Daniel, of Raymore, Kathy Schmalz and husband, Robert, of Olathe, Kan., Rick Klumpp and wife, Teresa, of Richards, and Jennifer Morgan and husband, Michael, of Harrisonville; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and her uncle, Glenn Sheets, of Nevada. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents.

A visitation for Shirley Anne Klumpp is scheduled from 10 to noon, Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Cremation will follow with interment at a later date next to her husband in Newton Burial Park, in Nevada.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Vernon County Cancer Relief in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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