Shirley Anne Klumpp, age 80, of Nevada, MO passed from this life on December 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 3-M, 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% 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, KS; Rick Klumpp and wife Teresa of Richards; and Jennifer Morgan and husband Michael of Harrisonville; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-three 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 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Wednesday, December 30, 2015 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.
Those who wish may contribute in her memory to Vernon County Cancer Relief in care of Ferry Funeral Home.