The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 18, 2013

Shirley A. Elmore

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Shirley Ann (Drane) Elmore, age 78, passed away Aug. 16, 2013, at her home surrounded by family. Shirley was born in Picher, Okla. on March 18, 1935, to the union of Harley W. and L. "Opal" (Hook) Drane.

Shirley lived in the area all of her life. She worked as a line worker at Doanes Pet Care in Galena, Kan. and retired in 1994. In her free time, she enjoyed bowling in amateur tournaments, both State of Kansas and National competitions, the vacations that went along with the tournaments, and working with her garden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Opal; and was the last remaining of their children.

Survivors include her two sons, Steven Elmore (wife Wendy), of Haysville, Kan. and William "Dave" Elmore, of Angleton, Texas; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Derfelts Baxter Chapel. Pastor Wes Woodcock will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers include Kade Elmore, Zachary Elmore, Joe Cassilas, Wes Woodcock, Steve Elmore, and Dave Elmore. Visitation will take place on Monday Evening, Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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