Shirley Latare

On July 10, 2015 Shirley Latare, 85, died peacefully, surrounded by her dear sister Luann and daughters Jennie, Peggy, Brendy, and Suzy.She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren Andrew, Ryan, Kelley, Elsa, and Luther, and son-in-law Paul.

A proud member of the Robinson family of Raytown, Shirley married Wayne Latare in 1952. Before they started a family she taught kindergarten in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Raytown.

A compassionate, strong, humorous and practical woman, she was passionate about many things, including her family, caring for her fellow community members, and the health of our precious environment. She had a deep social conscience and was well ahead of her time in many ways.

A celebration of her life and her outlook of hope will be held at the Raytown Emergency Assistance Program (REAP) building on Wednesday, July 15 from 4-6 pm with words and music at 5 pm.In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to REAP and to look for ways to honor Shirley by expressing kindness and compassion in your own lives.

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