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Shirley Woolsey

Shirley Ann (James) Woolsey, aged 81, died October 3, 2019 in Springfield, MO. Shirley was born December 13, 1937 to Lonnie Eugene James and Nellie Kean James of St James, Missouri. Shirley loved her family, home-making, gardening and combing the beaches for seashells. She was a good wife to Richard Woolsey, loving him her entire life, and was a wonderful Mother to her four children. Raising a family was Shirley's lifelong dream and she always took time for her children, helping with Halloween costumes, making big cakes on their birthdays and decorating their home festively for every holiday. Shirley had a wonderful, sarcastic sense of humor, was always a comedian and kept us laughing, and was eager to experience new adventures. Through Shirley's generous and loving heart, she continually made her family comfortable and happy. Shirley is survived by her brother Gene James and his wife Dorothy, and by two children Rhonda and Lana Woolsey. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Donald James, her ex-husband Richard Woolsey, their son Vince Richard Woolsey and their daughter Susanne Kaye Woolsey Carroll. Shirley was easy to love and will be missed by many, and her legacy and love for nature, beautiful gardens and landscapes will live on forever. Donations in lieu of flowers to the American Kidney Fund are appreciated: https://www.kidneyfund.org/about-us/ A Memorial celebrating Shirley's life will be held at a later date and time to be announced. Cremation is under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Funeral Home Owner Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

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Funeral Home Owner Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

I love you and miss you Mom!

Lana Woolsey Oct 27 2019 12:00 AM

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Lana Woolsey Oct 20 2019 12:00 AM

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Rhonda Woolsey Oct 16 2019 12:00 AM

My First (and still) Mother-In-Law...lots of memories with her...one of my FAVORITES was when we were at The Farm on HWY B in the field drinking Tequila, Laughing & just having FUN! Rest In Peace, Mom/Shirley...

Jill Twardoski Woolsey Smith Oct 16 2019 12:00 AM

This obituary surely describes my dearest friend. We have had so many good times and wonderful memories during our 30+ year friendship. I love and miss you deeply Shirley and am so thankful you were my friend.

Bonnie Thompson Oct 16 2019 12:00 AM

I loved Aunt Shirley & am so sorry for your loss. She was always a fun, loving person! I do remember her sitting around Grandma Woolsey's kitchen table laughing & having a great time with Uncle Dick & the rest of the clan! May she rest in peace...

Dotty Oct 16 2019 12:00 AM

Shirley was full of joy. Her smile made me feel welcomed in her home. I loved her wit and sense of humor. What a wonderful person and her children were blessed to have her as their mother. I know Shirley is in heaven bringing joy to angels.

julieta v villines Oct 16 2019 12:00 AM

All of my favorite memories are with Aunt Shirley and family. I loved her and wish I could have spent more adult time with her. There was never a time she didn't make me feel welcomed and loved. My thoughts and prayers are with her family that I love so much and may you find comfort in the memories of her love and all the good times.

Nancy Bollin Oct 16 2019 12:00 AM

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