In Loving Memory

Shirley Ellen Thompson

Shirley Ellen Thompson

October 24th, 1936 - January 5th, 2020

Visitation

Thursday, January 9th, 2020   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Salvation Army,
14700 E. Truman Rd.,
Independence MO 64050

Funeral

Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Salvation Army,
14700 E. Truman Rd.,
Independence MO 64050

Interment

Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Mt. Washington Cemetery,
614 South Brookside Avenue,
Independence MO 64053

Obituary

Shirley Ellen "Molly" Thompson

Shirley Thompson 83, of Independence, MO, passed away Sunday January 5, 2020 at North Kansas City Hospital after a short illness. Shirley was born October 24, 1936 in New York. Her biological parents were Elmer and Emily (Johnston) Waters. She was then adopted at a young age by Frank Morgan and moved to Missouri. Shirley worked as a seamstress at Nelly Don for many years. She married at a young age, had three daughters and was later divorced. She then met and married Don, where they were blessed with 37 years of marriage.

Shirley was active with the Salvation Army in Independence in which she enjoyed being a part of and loved her church. She also had a great love for animals, especially cats, which she cared for in the neighborhood. One of her favorite pastimes was playing cards, dancing, and board games.

Shirley leaves her husband Don, of the home, daughters Debbie Gorman, Sherrie Davis, Donna Brinkoetter, and her husband Steve. Step-children Bobby Thompson/wife Cathy, Chris Thompson, Timmy Thompson/wife Dee, Julie Woodrome/partner Mike, and Shane Thompson. Together they had 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents, sister, and grandson Brian Lee Hayes.

Visitation will be at the Salvation Army, 14700 E. Truman Road, Independence, MO from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Funeral services following at 1:00 P.M. Burial at Mount Washington Cemetery, 614 S. Brookside Ave., Independence, MO.



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