Shirley Loraine Kepner

Shirley Kepner, 66, Lee’s Summit, MO passed away Aug. 11, 2011 at St. Luke’s East Hospital.  Shirley is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Doug Fleschute, and the love of her life, her granddaughter Audrey. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 PM, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 at Our Lady of Presentation Church, 130 NW Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, MO. A celebration of Shirley’s life will follow at the church.  In lieu of flowers memorials are asked to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, ATTN: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or The American Cancer Society, KC Metro Office, 1100 Pennsylvania, Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105.


  1. Cheryl Bourquin on August 12, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Jennifer & family; Sorry to hear about your mom. Aunt Shirley will be missed. She was love by all who knew her. She was a great and wonderful person. My heart and prayers go out to you, Jennifer. Love to you and R.I.P. Aunt Shirley.

  2. Gwynne, Chuck, and Alec Ruedi on August 12, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I thank Jennifer for bringing you into our lives. Of course, you two always were a package deal. 🙂 And even though you were a more recent addition to our family, we will feel your absence always. I will miss your humor, honesty, and most of all your love. You are forever in our hearts, Shirley.

  3. Melinda Rigsby on August 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

    We will Miss the SMILE!! Aunt Shirley ALWAYS met you with a HUGE SMILE no matter what was going on in her life… I asked one day, HOW?? She said how could I not “GOD GAVE ME ANOTHER DAY TO BE WITH MY LOVED ONES”!! I can picture HER SMILE RIGHT NOW as she is WATCHING OVER US!!! I LOVE YOU AUNT SHIRLEY!!!!

  4. Kathy Bartley on August 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Jennifer, doug and Audrey: I am so sorry about Shirley. I always enjoyed visiting with her wheneven I was able to join the group for celebrations. I will miss her and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Sue Tate on August 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    My prayers go out to Jennifer, Doug & Audrey for the lose of someone very special. I will continue to pray for you in the days to come as you celebrate Shirley’s Life. Aunt Shirley you were loved by so many and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace now.

  6. Mack Wynegar on August 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Shirley for several years in Arizona and she leaves many friends here. I agree with Cheryl B. that “she was loved by all who knew her” and she will be missed by her extended family of friends. Best wishes to Jennifer, Doug, and Audrey.

  7. Tom & Cheri Wood on August 12, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    R.I.P. Shirley. I had the honor of working with Shirley at the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions eight years. She was the most honest and dedicated examiner I have known and was even well liked by the bankers she supervised. God bless to Jennifer, Doug and Audrey.

  8. Susan Palmer on August 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    My prayers and thoughts are with you… Jennifer, Doug and Audrey. Jennifer…I always thought you had the coolest mom and I’m sure she will be missed by all.

  9. Eric Rigsby on August 12, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Great Aunt Shirley will truly be missed but will always be remembered!!!!!

  10. Sue Meyer on August 13, 2011 at 9:19 am

    There is truly a new angel in heaven! One who will watch over Jennifer, Doug, and Audrey as diligently as she did when she was here on earth. Rest in peace, my dear, wonderful friend. I will think of you each day and miss you, and thank God you were my friend for so many years.

  11. Dianna Pell on August 13, 2011 at 11:01 am

    There are no words to describe how much Shirley will be missed after a lifetime of friendshipwhich has lasted longer than many marriages.
    I will miss you my friend. Go in peace and love.

  12. Mel Graybeal on August 13, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    What can I say , Shirley was the only true freind that I had. I will miss our long conversations and my freind.Doug and Jennifer and Audrey.She loved you more than you know,I am saddened by her death,but I join with everyone else, she will truly be missed. And never will we forget all the good times we had together.and we know there is an Angel watching over all of us.May god be with you all,and confort you. Mel

  13. June Beckwith on August 13, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Shirley was an awesome person. May the Angels lead her home. Love June (Arizona)

  14. Mickie Pierson on August 13, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Shirley, my step-sister and my best friend. I will miss her so much. Jennifer, Audrey and Doug, she loved you with all of her heart.

  15. Jim Borcsani on August 14, 2011 at 12:04 am

    I was saddened to hear that Shirley finally lost her battle with cancer. But, I will always remember the fun times that we had while working together in Arizona. Shirley always had a smile on her face, and blushed easily. I guess that kind of innocence is what truly made her special. She will truly be missed.

    Eternal rest grant unto Shirley, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

  16. Rick & Darla Kepner on August 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    How does one express in words the loss felt? For our family Shirley excelled as a sister-in-law, a friend, an aunt, and a loving caring person to everyone she had contact with. She always considered everyone else before herself. We love you and will miss you deeply but know you are reunited with relatives and friends that passed before you.

  17. Lori Cardenas on August 14, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    How can I express the loss that I feel in my heart from a true great friend. Shirley was the best friend anyone could have. Jennifer, Doug, and Audrey, I am so sorry that she was taken so early in life. It was hard when she moved to MO, but she was exactly where she wanted to be. She couldn’t wait to be there and enjoy each and everyone of you. In the difficult days ahead, remember all the good times and the precious moments that you shared. Her journey is over and now she is in a much better place. You now have an angel looking over you. May God bless you and your family.

  18. Lynette Hamilton on August 14, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I am so sad to have lost my wonderful and special friend. The world has lost one its best, but Heaven has gained a beautiful soul. Jennifer, Doug, and Audrey — she loved you so very much and I thank God that Shirley was able to retire and move to Missouri so she could spend some great years with you. My love and prayers are with you. Shirley, I love you and miss you. Rest in peace.

  19. bob on August 15, 2011 at 9:34 am

    May the Peace of the Lord be always with Shirley and her family.

  20. Mary Kelly on August 15, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Thank you for all your guidance on the job. I will miss our annual chats about the Costco card, and I will miss your hearty laugh !! Glad you had some wonderful times with Audrey and Jennifer these last few years. God Bless You Shirley !!

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and know you have your very own guardian angel now. All the best, Mary Kelly, FDIC

  21. Marilyn Williams on August 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Dear Jennifer, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a great lady and a good friend – especially to my husband, Jack, who worked with her for many years at the Banking Dept.

  22. Jay Giovacchini on August 22, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Jennifer and Doug, Shirley was one of the best people god has ever put on this earth. While we did work together, we were great friends as well, and I will miss her smile and the way she touched each and every person who she ever came into contact with. Our loss is really not a loss, but rather a wonderful memory that we will all cherish forever.

  23. Susan Slocum Collins on August 22, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I was always fond of Shirley when we were growing up. Lots of happy memories of get togethers with the Kepners. My heart goes out to you, Jennifer.

  24. Alice Snow on September 8, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Jennifer:Our phone chat today meant ever so much to me. Shirley was a darlin’ girl. Didn’t meet Shirley until she was a grown woman, but I’ve known her all her life.Shirley was the apple of her Aunt Loraine & “Uncle Father”(Jack)
    eyes. Her sweet Spirit lives on and I believe she visits when least expected. (it’s a warm feeling that comes over us & then it gone til next time). love her always Aldy

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