Shirley-Maria Herron

Shirley-Maria Herron, departed this life on Friday, September 15, 2023. She was born August 16, 1956 in Nuremberg, Germany to William and Maria Combs. Due to her father’s military service, Shirly was educated in Grafenwohr, Germany, Munich Germany, Ludwigsburg, Germany and Fort Ord, California before finishing her education in Kansas City, Missouri. Shirley worked for the Kansas City Water Department as well as a cashier at a grocery store.

In her early 20’s, Shirley married Barry Freeman, Sr., and had one son Barry Freeman, Jr. In her late 20’s, Shirley married Ricardo Herron and had another son William Herron. Shirley-Maria enjoyed cooking, reading, crossword puzzles, spending time with family, watching game shows, and rooting for the Chiefs on Sundays.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother William K. Combs.

Shirley-Maria leaves to cherish her memory, her two sons Barry Freeman and wife Taleah and William Herron and wife Michelle; siblings Cynthia Breidenbach and Sharon Combs; grandchildren Randen Brown, Trayvon Herron, Davon Freeman, Braylon Freeman, Kanaan Herron, and Kyraan Herron; one niece Alexandra Gleason and a host a cousins, other relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.

Visitation will be 2pm, Saturday, October 7, 2023 followed by a Celebration of Life at 3pm, at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri 64133.


  1. Astrid Mast on October 6, 2023 at 7:48 am

    Sincere condolences to the family.

  2. Hadiyah Ali on October 6, 2023 at 8:28 am

    I’m so sorry Barry.

  3. Marla Martin on October 6, 2023 at 9:02 am

    To the Family:

    Im sorry to hear about your mom passing Barry&William

    Keeping the family In Prayer during this difficult time, may Shirley’s smile and laughs be echoed In your memories and may she rest In Peace.

    Love Cousin: Marla Martin &Family

  4. Carolyn Spohn on October 6, 2023 at 11:51 am

    Shirley had many very lovable qualities, I am so glad I knew her. I send my love to her whole family.

  5. Dianna Sherrill on October 6, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    So sorry Barry peace be with you and family Sending luv and hugs??

  6. Brandes Gordon on October 7, 2023 at 7:23 am

    Barry, I am very sorry for your loss.

  7. Stephanie Woods on October 7, 2023 at 7:30 am

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with each of you. She will always be in your heart. Cherish all the memories you have.
    Love you cousin,

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