Monday, January 16, 2017

Obituary -- Shirley Allee 1937-2017

Shirley Anne (Thompson) Allee (79) was called home, surrounded by her children and husband, on January 14, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.

Shirley was born at home in Parnell, Missouri, to Wayne Harvey and Wilma Mae (Hammond) Thompson on March 5,1937 . Shirley grew up and attended school in Parnell until the age of 15 when a young man was driving by her home, saw her in the yard, and decided to marry her.

On March 15,1952, Shirley was united in marriage to Doy Edmond Allee. To this union, four children were born. Shirley and Doy lived in the Plattesdale school house for a few years before moving to Nebraska with three small children where they lived in a stock trailer, while Doy trained horses at various racetracks. Shirley enjoyed being a homemaker during these nomad years. They later moved back to the Sheridan area where Shirley continued to run the home and received her GED before going to work as a secretary for Sur-Gro where she retired after 15+ years.

Aside from her family, Shirley had many hobbies. She and Doy were members of the Sheridan Saddle Club, enjoyed going to rodeos, going on trail rides, and “camping with cows”. They were also active members in the churches they attended through the years. They loved to play cards with their good friends, the Cooks and Wilkersons. Possibly one of Shirley’s greatest loves was playing the piano, which she did even after her cancer diagnosis in 2006. It was not uncommon to see Shirley and Doy, along with the Fishers, playing at any area music show, the Senior Center, in church, or at The Nation. A talent and love that was enjoyed by so many.

Preceding Shirley in death were her parents; grandson, Travis Wayne Allee; brothers-in-law: Bill Peterson, Carl Coffey, and Jay Sanders; and great-grandsons Parker Aaron Allee and Ryder William Rush.

Shirley is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Doy, of the WCCC; Children: Edmond Wayne (Neva) of Diagonal, IA; Pamela Sue (Larry) Shore of Clarinda, IA; Douglas Lee (Ruby) of Sheridan, MO; and Lisa Anne (Robert) Reidlinger of Clyde, MO; Sisters: Joyce Coffey of St. Joseph, MO, and Bonnie Sanders of Maryville, MO; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be held at Prugh Dunfee Funeral Home Tuesday, January 17 at 5:00-7:00. Services will be at Prugh Dunfee Funeral Home Wednesday, January 18, at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Sheridan Cemetery or SSM Hospice.  

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