Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Obituary - Shirley Ann Divelbiss

Shirley Ann Divelbiss, 93, Raymore, MO, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Foxwood Springs in Raymore, MO. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at the United Methodist Church in Peculiar, MO. Burial will follow in Wills Cemetery in Peculiar, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to Wills Cemetery, Peculiar.

Shirley was born October 31, 1929 in Peculiar, MO, a daughter of Grover Cleveland and Edna G. (Phillips) Wills, Sr. She was a 1947 graduate of Peculiar High School and received her master's degree in education from Central Missouri State in Warrensburg, MO. Shirley married Glyndon "Shike" Ritner Divelbiss on October 21, 1949 at the United Methodist Church in Peculiar, MO. Shirley had taught school at Hickory Grove Rural School #74, a one-room school, from 1955-1958, and continued her teaching career at Harrisonville, Raymore-Peculiar, and Grandview, MO, before retiring in 1995. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Peculiar and was an active volunteer at Foxwood Springs Living Center. She was a life-long Cass County, MO, resident, moving to Raymore in 1998.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; one sister; and her husband, Glyndon "Shike" Divelbiss, on April 8, 1997. She is survived by one son, Gerald "Gerry" Divelbiss, Raymore, MO; one daughter, Glenda Burkhart (John), England; 4 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

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