Shirley Ann (Brumley) Stevens, 77, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away January 14, 2016 at Cypress Springs Care Center. Shirley was born November 21, 1938 in Kansas City, KS to parents John L. and Nellie (Sells) Brumley. She was united in marriage to Edwin L. Stevens, Sr., on October 18, 1957. Shirley was an artist and used her innate talents in so many ways. She worked as a layout artist for Hallmark and with Mid-America Nazarene Publishing. She created beautifully decorated cakes and enjoyed belonging to a local Cake Club. The family were members of Nall Avenue Baptist Church. Shirley and Ed enjoyed model trains and an entire room was dedicated to their shared hobby. The “E & S RR” featured an extensive layout complete with rain and lightning along with beautifully painted walls and scenery. It was a most special retreat.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Edwin in 2014; her parents; three brothers and one sister. Shirley is survived by: a daughter, Cheri Stevens of Shawnee, KS; a son, Edwin (Debbie) Stevens, Jr. of Omaha, NE; a son, Randall (Janet) Stevens of Shawnee; seven grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. A visitation will be from 2-4 pm, Sunday, January 17 at the Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, January 18 at Nall Avenue Baptist Church, 6701 Nall Avenue, Prairie Village, KS, 66207. Interment will be immediately following at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens in Shawnee, KS. In Shirley’s memory, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the church. Please offer condolences at www.overlandparkchapel.com.
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