Flossie Bea Shorter

Funeral services for Flossie Bea Shorter, 78, will be Friday, December 22nd at 11:00AM, with a visitation beginning at 10:00AM at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street Lawrence, KS 66044. A burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas. She died Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

Flossie was born on May19, 1945, in Cameta, Mississippi. She was the daughter
of Florine Lane and Cephis Presswood. Flossie accepted Christ at an early age in Mississippi. She enjoyed going to church, listening to Gospel music, and fellowshipping with family and friends. Flossie was a stay-at-home mom until her youngest child was ten. She was a cook for many years at the Tri-Delta Sorority house at the University of Kansas. Later she became a cook for the City of Lawrence police department where she retired from in 2012.

Flossie had five brothers and one sister. The brothers were Rufus Barnett, Cassius Carter, Bennie L. Steel, Eddie L. Steel, and Willie R. Steel. The one sister was Virginia Steel. All siblings preceded her in death with the exception of Bennie L.Steel of Hollandale, Mississippi and Willie R. Steel of Topeka, Kansas. Flossie married Robert C. Shorter Sr. on March 9, 1964 and to this union two daughters and one son was born. Flossie’s husband and one daughter, Effie M. Presswood-Shorter preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter Florine Jeannette Shorter of Lawrence, Kansas and by one son, Robert C. Shorter Jr. and wife Tina of Lawrence, Kansas.

Flossie also leaves behind four Grandchildren: Kendrick Shorter, Kiera Shorter,Trinity Shorter and Aleigha Green, and six Great Grandchildren: Isaiah Shorter, Nevaeh Shorter, Drennen Shorter, Braxton Shorter, Lavell Morgan, and Marvell Morgan. Flossie also had a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations can be made in her honor to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.

Messages & Condolences

From Kari...

Miss Flossie was a very special and talented lady. You felt her love and passion for life when you were around her. And my goodness she loved her family so. It was honor to work with her when she was at the Sheriff’s Office. Be at peace sweet lady.

From Lori Ann Lyles Pearson...

Hugs and condolences for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of loss.

From Elliott R. Green Sr, Bernice M. Green...

Condolences to Ms. Jeannett, Shorter, Mr, Robert Shorter, and the entire Shorter Family!

From Ministers Melvin and Teronda Hunter , Tulsa Oklahoma...

To the entire family of Sis. Flossie Shorter. We send our deepest condolences. We made many memories during our membership at CCOG as well as other events. Sis. Flossie will be missed as well as remember for her love, laughter and gentleness.
Our prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Ministers Melvin and Teronda Hunter 🌹

From Shanda...

Ms. Flossie was such a gem. I am so sorry for your loss, but heaven gained an angel when she passed.

From Doris Bell...

My Friend I am going to miss you so much, time spent sharing and talking 🥰, will always remember you were one of the first to welcome me when we moved to Lawrence Thenks Sis!💕

From Loretta & Lester...

Robert and Janet,

Don‘t think of Flossie as gone away–
Her journey has just begun,
Life holds so many facets–
This earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.

Think how she must be wishing
That we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away.

And think of her as living
In the hearts of those she touched…
For nothing loved is ever lost–
And she was loved so much.

From Susan Pontow...

Thoughts and prayers from your friends at TOPS.

From Marsha Lyles-Cook...

to the Shorter family, may God’s comfort strengthen you during this time and your memories provide the peace you need, I love you, condolences and peace to you, the Lyles family

From Louis/Linda Tolbert...

To the Family of Flossie Shorter, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

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