Shirley Ann Kueck, age 85, of Blue Springs, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Kansas City Hospice House. She was born on March 6, 1935 in Independence, Missouri, the daughter of Paul Ronal and Goldie Marie (Stewart) Perriman. She grew up in Independence and was a 1953 graduate of Northeast High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She was baptized January 1953 and then was united in marriage to Charles Thomas Kueck, February 5, 1953, in the Messiah Lutheran Church in Independence.  To this union was born three daughters.

Shirley and Charles moved from Independence to Holt in 1973 and then to Kearney in their retirement years. She was passionate about gardening and reading. She served as an Aide on the handicap bus for the Kearney school system for a few years and became totally involved with the lives of her riders.   

Shirley was one of the charter members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Kearney and thoroughly enjoyed the meetings with the “Top of the Hill” gang until her health kept her from going.

Her parents and Charles, her husband of 61 years, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her three daughters:  Sharon Wallen (Jerry) of Garden City, MO; Lori Clark of Blue Springs, MO; and Terri  Chlapek (Ben) of Liberty, MO; two brothers: Bernie E. Perriman, North Carolina and Ronal William “Bill” Perriman, St. Joseph, MO;  one sister, Norma Sterbenz, Independence, MO; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, a nephew and numerous friends.

Shirley will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., July 13, 2020 at Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney, Missouri.  Graveside services for Shirley Kueck will be held at 11 a.m. July 13, 2020, in Fairview Cemetery in Kearney, Missouri. Pastor Drew Newman, Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation in Shirley’s name be given to the Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri.

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