Mary Morgan Koon Shirley

Mary M. Shirley, 87, of Fairway, KS passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at her home surrounded by love and at peace.   


Mary was born in Batesburg, S.C. on June 24, 1932.  She was the 6th of 9 children born to Arthur Glen and Ola Pearl Koon.  Mary married Richard Shirley in Charleston, S.C. on June 30, 1957 and moved to Fairway, Kansas in 1975.  She and Richard were members of Country Club United Methodist Church for over 40 years.  She was a devoted and beloved wife, mother and grandmother who loved her home, spending time with family and having a glass of wine with friends.  She is survived by her husband, Richard; children, Cynthia Fry (Michael); Rick Shirley (Jennifer) and Scott Shirley (Marlene); grandchildren, Morgan Fry; Cale Fry; Laura Shirley and Madison Shirley and brother Larry Koon (Helen).  


Services and Memorial Contributions

The family is planning a private celebration of her life at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Country Club United Methodist Church, 400 W. 57th Street, Kansas City, MO 64113. 

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6 Comments on “Mary Morgan Koon Shirley”

  1. Larry and Helen Koon Says:

    Mary was my cherished and beloved sister, who I am certain I will see again someday in the life made new. I thank God for blessing me and all of my siblings to have had such a wonderful sister and I am so thankful she had a wonderful Life with her dear husband, Richard and precious family.

  2. Brenda Roberts Says:

    Uncle Richard, my family and I are thinking of you and yours, and if there’s anything you need, please let me know. I loved Aunt Mary with all my heart and soul and love ya’ll too! I know she’s at peace with all our loved ones in Heaven, and will be watching over us and helping us during this sad time. Sending my love and support, Brenda

  3. Debbie Schumpert Says:

    Much Love and Hugs to you all! I have so many fond memories of Aunt Mary and the summers we spent together. There is a reunion in heaven today. Love to you all.

  4. Amy Davis Says:

    To all the Shirley family,I am so deeply sorry for your loss and the pain you are feeling now. Aunt Mary was a loving, sweet, courageous, and very comical woman. I know it is difficult and I pray for each of you to find comfort. She is whole and new again and will always be watching over each of you. I love you all so much!!!

  5. Henry & Jackie Sewing Says:

    Condolences to the Shirley family. Mary was a great woman who always had a smile on her face. A smile that would brighten anyone’s day. Thank God for people like Mary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Jeffrey Pulliam Says:

    Prayers and condolence to the entire Shirley Family, Mary was a great person, she will be missed by all who new her,

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