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Shirley Ann Krier 1948 - 2019
Shirley Ann Krier 1948 - 2019

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — Shirley Ann Krier, 70, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019, in North Kansas City, Mo.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 10-11:30 a.m., followed by the Rosary at 11:30 a.m. at St. Ann Parish. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at St. Ann Parish. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Mo., following the Mass.

Shirley was born May 3, 1948, in Great Bend, Kan. She is the daughter of the late Joseph J. and the late Joanne (Penka) Boor. She married Thomas Dean Krier on Jan. 29, 1966, in Ellinwood, Kan.

Shirley was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a friendly woman, continually sacrificing her time and skills helping people. She was quite the handy woman capable of doing electrical work, fixing chairs, or even hanging blinds. Shopping was one of her hobbies especially QVC and HSN. Shirley also did crafts in her spare time.

Shirley was always active playing volleyball and bowling in her younger days. She loved going to the movies. One of her favorite times was in the evenings, when she could sit outside and enjoy her flowers and a glass or two of Moscato. Most of all, Shirley loved being a mother and grandmother. You could often find her at her grandchildren’s sporting events, cheering loudly from the stands. Shirley loved to take the grandkids shopping for their birthdays and Christmas presents. She especially enjoyed the family New Years Eve Bowling party.

She is survived by her husband Thomas Krier; two daughters: Brenda Krier and Kim (Don) Gerber; one son: Terry (Michelle) Krier; nine grandchildren: Trent (Katie) Krier, Chelsea (Otto) Sweet, Mackenzie (Austin) Creason, Brittney Gerber, Colby Gerber, Tyler Gerber, Makayla Krier, Madison Krier, and Morgan Krier; and nine great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind four sisters, Eileen Buckbee, Mary Lou Button, Carol Shara, and Betty Janatello; and one brother Leon Boor.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 2, 2019