Shirley Joe (Potter) Morey, 81, Raytown, Missouri passed away May 29, 2016.  A visitation will be held 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Community Christian Church, Kansas City, Missouri.  A Celebration of Her Life will follow at 5:00 PM at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to Community Christian Church.
Shirley was born March 10, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri. She will be remembered for her auxiliary work with her church and Salvation Army and those who know her will remember her Hallmark Club Christmas ornaments.
Shirley is preceded in death by: husband, Roy and four brothers, Jack, Ben, Dan & Don Potter. Survivors include; son, Jay Morey, Raytown, Missouri; daughter & son in law, Robin & Kirk Sumner, Kansas City, Missouri; brother, Ralph Potter, Kansas City, Missouri; sisters, Mary Shifer, Sun City, Arizona & Sue Miller, Appleton City, Missouri; three grandchildren, Tyler Morey, Breanna Morey, and Theodore “Mac” Sumner and two great grandchildren, Hayden & Alexander Fitzgerald.


  1. Rachel L on May 31, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Such an amazing woman. Had the best times at her house as a teenager!!! Rest in peace Nana. You are loved by many!

  2. Niki North on May 31, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Nana extended her kind and generous heart to me at a time when I really needed it. She welcomed me into her family when I met Breanna in elementary school. Sending prayers to her family. Rest in peace Nana, you deserve it.

  3. Cindy Wolfgeher on May 31, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Oh so sorry to here! She was a very sweet lady. She was so good to my daughter. I am remembering all the times we had to wrangle the girls and keep them in line. Rest in peace nana.

  4. ginny mckinney on May 31, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Shirley was such a sweet lady. When at church, she always asked about our daughter and she always had a smile on her face.
    She will be missed.

  5. Dian Comer on May 31, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Robin, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family and you to find peace in the memories that you have of your mother. RIP Shirley

  6. Barbara Oldham on May 31, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Shirley was a great lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  7. Susan Hays on May 31, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Robin, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Mom. I will be praying for you and your family.

  8. Fred M. LePage on June 1, 2016 at 4:51 am

    I was just thinking about her on the day she passed obviously her spirit is strong and will live with and in her family for generations to come. May she rest in peace at the mercy of God!

  9. Ann-Marie on June 1, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Shirley was am amazing woman!! She will be truly missed.

  10. Megan Blackshere Parker on June 1, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Omgoodness I loved Shirley like family! I always looked for her at Church! She was so fun and full of giggles! Puts a smile on my face thinking of the memories! Hugs and Love to all of you! RIP Sweet Shirley ?

  11. Letha Boyd on June 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Shirley was indeed a kind and loving soul! She taught me how to make pie dough from scratch which was pretty remarkable as I’m not a cook! She was such a trooper and a lady of God extraordinaire! She always had a smile for you! Miss you Shirley! R.I.P. and dance dance dance with the Angels!

  12. Mary E. Reliford on June 1, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    In 1961, Shirley was about the first person I met at Community Christian. She was one fantastic lady to know. It was also a pleasure to work with her for several years. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

  13. Bobbi jo Gasperino-Phillips on June 1, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    NANA touched so many of our lives and welcomed us like we were her own. She will be greatly missed.

  14. Janet Potter on June 4, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Aunt Shirley – the Lord made only one and threw away the mold. SG had a personality that radiated joy and fun. She loved Jay and Robin so much and wanted the best for them and their children. Sacrificial love she gave freely. My heart is full and grateful.

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