Shirley C. Wedd

Visitation for Shirley C. Wedd, 94, Lawrence, will be held at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, July 20, from 6 to 8 pm. Inurnment will take place at Bucyrus Cemetery, Bucyrus, KS on Tuesday, July 21 at 10 am. Mrs. Wedd died Wednesday at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

She was born August 20, 1920 in Kansas City, Mo, the daughter of Fred B. and Maude Smith Shaw. She graduated from Emporia High School in 1938 and earned a Bachelor’s degree of Education from Kansas State Teachers College. During the war she taught art in the Garden City and Junction City School Districts.

Her greatest joys in life were her family, quilting, painting and her Labrador Retrievers. She never missed an event that her husband, children and grandchildren participated in. During the fall she could be found at Lawrence High School football games cheering on the Lions.

Shirley married Ralph H. Wedd Jr. on February 23, 1947, in Emporia. He preceded her in death in 1984. Also preceding her in death were two brothers Fred B. and Austin B. Shaw.

Survivors include two sons Dirk Wedd and wife Gwen and Greg Wedd, all of Lawrence; a daughter Shirlene Wedd, also of Lawrence; four grandchildren Shane Wedd, Lora and Scott Hardesty, Lynsey and Kevin Grace, and Kyle Wedd; and three great grandchildren Hudson, Harrison and Halle Hardesty. She is also survived by a sister-in-law Arline Shaw (Fred) of Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Shirley’s family wish to thank the staff of the Arbor at Brandon Woods for the loving care she was given over the last two and a half years. You are greatly appreciated.

The family suggests memorials be made to Lawrence High School Football in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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Messages & Condolences

From Jane and Scot Buxton...

Dirk and Junior,
We are thinking of you and your family today as you travel today with your mother and mother in law to her resting place. Losing a parent is such a hard thing. We know you have fond memories of her. They will sustain you through this difficult time. Just know we are thinking of you. Prayers…
Jane and Scot Buxton

From Betty and Mark Currie...

Dirk and Junior, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time for the loss of Dirk’s mother, Shirley. May God give you comfort and peace as you grieve the loss of her. May the awesome memories over the years be a blessing to you during this most difficult time. Betty and Mark Currie

From Chugg Pendry...

Dirk- My condolences for the loss of your mother. I fondly recall all the out of town sporting trips taken with your family while we were in junior high. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From Anna & Virgil Wilhelm, Holton KS...

Shirlene, We are sorry for your loss.

From Larry Dillon...

Hang in there Dirk, Junior, and Greg. Shirley was a wonderful lady and such a huge part of your entire family. Wow!! What a fan of the Lions!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From Chuck, Carolyn Woodling...

Thinking of you and Junior and our favorite neighborhood family during this time of sadness and celebration.

From debbie Shafer...

So sorry to hear about mom dirk. She was a wonderful lady. She is still going to root for
The Chesty Lions in Heaven. Ur family
Is in my families prayers.
Love Harry And Debbie Shafer

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