Shirley M. Reese, age 94, went home to be with the Lord on November 8, 2021. She was born at home in Roxbury, KS on March 9, 1927, to Harry and Geraldine Nirider. She spent her youth in the Roxbury area, graduating from Roxbury High School.
In 1946, she married her high school sweetheart, Clyde Reese, who preceded her in death in October 1994. They made their home in Roxbury until 1974 when they moved to McPherson until Shirley later moved to Abilene to be with her daughter.
She was a kind and friendly woman, loving mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her daughter, Leatta Lynn Webb and husband, Bob, of Abilene, KS; two grandsons, Mike Webb and wife, Robin, of Fort Scott, KS and Brent Webb and his wife, Angie, of Lawrence, KS; great-grandkids, Michaela, Caden, Cole, Logan, and Lexi; one brother, Edwin Nirider of Montana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, George Nirider.
Shirley spent her life taking care of other people, her older neighbors, her parents, and many aunts.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Stockham Family Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM, Thursday, November 18, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Pastor Nancy Modin officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery, Roxbury. To view a live stream broadcast of the service, please click on the clink below: https://boxcast.tv/view/shirley-m-reese-funeral-sservice-208111
Memorial donations may be given to Roxbury United Parish in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Shirley M. Reese please visit our Sympathy Store.