Shirley Jean Granger, 87, a resident of Independence, MO until recently moving to The Madison Senior Living passed away peacefully Thursday, June 22, 2023. She was born May 15, 1936 to Lorne and Velma (Heape) Wallace in Saint Louis, MO.
Shirley Jean Wallace was united in marriage to Milton Hartwell Granger on July 14, 1953 in Piggott, AR. They were married for 61 years before he preceded her in death in 2014. Milt and Shirley bought Climatic Heating and Cooling in Independence in 1970 and operated a successful business for 22 years. After selling the business Shirley used her talents designing and sewing window treatments, accent pillows, and bed covers. Shirley was a very private person, she loved her family and her home. She enjoyed her design projects, watching HGTV, and her companion Westie-Poo named “Little Bit”. Shirley believed there was a place in heaven for her and she was prepared to move on.
Shirley is survived by her two daughters, Sonya Ann Lange, (Steve) of Leawood, Kansas and Cathy Lynn Granger-Wilhite of Raymore, Missouri. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Rachele Ann Galvan of Kansas City, Missouri and Sarah Lynn Wilhite-Chaffee of Raymore, Missouri. Five great-grandchildren survive, as well, Alexandria Galvan, Avah Wilhite, Naomi Wilhite, Madison Wilhite and Isaac Chaffee. Three Sister also survive, Sue Wallace and Sylvia Wallace of Piggott, Arkansas and Sharon Oliver of St. Claire, Missouri.
A grave-side service will be Monday July 3 11:00 AM at Piggott Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Shirley and words of comfort for her family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com