Shirley Doris Mallory, aged 79, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri passed away Friday, May 10th, 2019, at her home surrounded by loved ones.

Shirley held a variety of jobs over her lifetime and was always a hard worker. She was fun, spunky, sassy, stubborn and full of life and energy. Always on the go, she could often be found playing Texas Hold ‘Em, BINGO, and/or the slot machines. She also enjoyed the thrill of finding a good bargain at garage sales and reeling in her next big fish. In addition, Shirley loved visiting with friends and especially enjoyed cooking dinner for her family on holidays.

Shirley was also a member of Union Baptist Church in Orrick, MO.

She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn Mallory; mother and stepfather, Eula and James Avery; husband, Delmer Mallory; sisters, Jackie Adkisson, Neta Anderson, Opal Hines; and brother, Russell Mallory.

She leaves as her legacy one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and James Paul Gorham and one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas & Judy Mallory. She also leaves to cherish her memory five grandchildren, Jessica and Daniel Gorham and Chris, Adam and Stephanie Mallory; five great-grandchildren, Drake and Colton Gorham, Catalina and Noah Mallory, and Thomas Mallory; one sibling, Earlene St. Clair.

Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2019, at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home. Carol Cable will be officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Excelsior Springs.

Arrangements provided by Bross & Spidle Funeral Home - 816-630-3131.

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