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Shirley Jean Belknap

Shirley Jean Belknap, 89, died peacefully March 16, 2017, at the Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehab Center, Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

Shirley was born July 4, 1927, in Arma, Kansas, and was raised in Nevada, Missouri, by John and Ola Fields, she graduated from Nevada High School.

Shirley is survived by her husband Ray Belknap, Excelsior Springs; two daughters, Debby (Nick) Houk, Excelsior Springs and Melanie (Rodney) Thomas, Kearney, Missouri; four grandchildren, Darci Houk, Kris Newby Burnett, Kim Skeel and Randy Roberts as well as great grandchildren and several nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Janet Newby Roberts, two sisters and one brother.

At Shirley’s request there will be no funeral or service.

Arrangements are through Bross and Spidle Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs.

By admin • neal@ibits.biz

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One Response to Shirley Jean Belknap

  1. Karen (Helge) Dewey Reply

    March 21, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing.! Blessings to all of you. Whenever I pick up my clarinet to play, I think of both Mr. and MRS. Belknap. The spouse of a music director is a saint!

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