Shirley Anne Ballew, 88, passed away March 21, 2022.
Shirley was born, September 15, 1933 in Kansas City and passed March 21, 2022, at home, with her family. Married to her one and only love, Bill Ballew for 69 years. Raised her three daughters, Gailen Stephenson of Lee’s Summit, MO; Jo Anne Martin of Broomfield, CO and Connie Lou Hines of Avery, TX; she had 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Bill and Charlotte (Sellers) Gorham and siblings, Bob Gorham, Ken Gorham, Karen Shea, Grandson Sean Stephenson, great granddaughter, Secily Lackey and great grandson, Trey Lackey. Survived by brother Terry (Linda) Gorham of Holt, MO; sister-in-law Kathy Gorham of Linn, MO; brother-in-law Charles Shea of Overland Park, KS.
Shirley was known for her loving, giving spirit and as little sassy spitfire. Her laughter could be heard across the room, at all gatherings, with her eyes twinkling!
She was actively involved in her church, community and neighborhoods, in which they lived. They moved a Lot!! Back and forth between Raytown, MO and Clarksville, TX.
She was co-pilot in the airplanes and co-captain of the boats.
She was a Jesus Lover and a Prayer Warrior. She spent many hours in her Bible and on her knees praying for her loved ones.
Her leadership abilities and her charismatic personality have always drawn people. She never met a stranger and taught each of us the importance of family, the love of Jesus, to help those in need, always be kind. Most of all to laugh!!
She encouraged each of us to be bold and find our God given gifts and helped us to achieve our goals. She was our warrior and encourager!
Her favorite joy was to have her family around her. Everyone was home in October and she said, nothing was better than to listen to our laughter, while she was laying in bed.
She made her mark on this world!!
Shirley Ballew, made a difference!!
Visitation will be 12PM, with services to follow at 1PM, Wednesday, March 30 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri.Service Information:
Visitation will be 12PM, with services to follow at 1PM, Wednesday, March 30 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri.