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Shirley Jean Evans

Shirley Jean Evans "Shirley Girl", age 64, of Loose Creek, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 5, 2016, at her daughter's residence surrounded by her family.

Shirley was born on March 12, 1951, in Jefferson City, a daughter to the late William "Bill" and Pearl (Blackburn) Gentges.

Shirley was a 1969 graduate of Fatima High School in Westphalia.

Shirley was employed at McGraw Edison, Westinghouse, Prime, BJ's Tavern, Ron's Place, Dave's Tavern and retired from Scholastic. She also cleaned houses.

Shirley cherished the time she spent with her friends and family especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, canning, baking and cutting wood.

Shirley is survived by: her son, Brandon Dawson of Currituck, North Carolina; a daughter, Brandi (Travis) Holterman of Vienna; three grandchildren, Jacob Dawson, Lane and Haven Holterman; a brother, Steve (Betty) Gentges of Linn; four sisters, Elaine (Gerald) Backes of Bonnots Mill, Beverly (Steve) Lowry of Holts Summit, Edith (Dan) Kirsch of Frankenstein and Janet (Melvin) Orscheln of Loose Creek; special friend, Dave Pleus of Taos, along with nephews, nieces, and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by: her infant brother, Vernon Gentges; nephews, Dale Orscheln and Kevin Ford; niece, Robynn Gentges and great niece, Addie Gentges.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Morton Chapel in Linn with a Memorial Service at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. I. C. Medina officiating.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shirley Evans Grandchildren Education Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214) www.mortonchapel.com

Memorial Visitation

Thursday, February 11, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

Memorial Service

Thursday, February 11, 2016
8:00 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

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Shirley was a wonderful caring friend to so many people. May she rest in peace and watch over all of us who mourn her passing until we meet again.

Linda Scrivner & Ron Sheely Feb 11 2016 12:00 AM

I new Shirley when she hanged with wanda lubbert.

debra hatfield Feb 11 2016 12:00 AM

Sending prayers to all.

Stephanie Bogle Feb 7 2016 12:00 AM

Prayers and sympathies to all! She will be greatly missed.

Tonya Pinkston Feb 6 2016 12:00 AM