Surrounded by family, Shirley Joan Miller was reunited with loved ones who have gone before her on March 24, 2017. Shirley was born on May 8, 1935 in Iowa City, Iowa, to Hubert Sydney Flockman and Marjorie Irene Swank, of Burlington, Iowa. It was there that she met the love of her life, Galen Miller, to whom she was married for almost 64 years. They moved to the Kansas City area in the summer of 1978 to launch a new business, and have made their home in the Liberty area for almost 6 years.
Shirley has always had a great love of music, which was most likely passed along from her father, who owned an extensive collection of jazz records. She was an exceptional seamstress, and made clothing for her husband and daughters for many years. Over the years, she has enjoyed collecting many things, among which were Beanie Babies and Cookie Jars.
She managed the office in their partnership company, Miller-Aldridge Chemicals, for 17 years, and was a member of the American Business Women’s Association for many years. She was a very active member of Antioch Community Church in the Kansas City Northland, and will be missed by many in her loving church family. She thoroughly enjoyed traveling with her husband throughout five of the seven continents.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Galen, Daughters Cherri (Doyle) Sissel, Julie (Bill) Hatcher and Robin (Tim) Carroll, Grandchildren Bryan Hay, Nikki (Justin) Skinner, Nicolas (Lauren) Greenlee, Ryan Carroll and Alex Carroll, Great-Grandchildren Brendan, Cameron and Caleb Hay and Luke, Sam and Jonah Greenlee.
A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at Antioch Community Church, 4805 N.E. Antioch Road on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will precede the celebration from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested donations to Daughters of Antioch at Antioch Community Church, Liberty Hospital Hospice or the charity of your choice. The Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville has been entrusted with the final arrangements. Memories of Shirley and condolences may be left at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Mama, we will miss you profoundly until we are reunited with you in Heaven.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to all of the staff in the ICU and Hospice Care Center of Liberty Hospital, as well as their Pastor and church family and neighbors, for all of their kindnesses and loving care. We will never forget all of the love you’ve shown to all of us.