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Shirley N. (McKinney) Schweder, 85, St. Joseph, MO

Shirley N. (McKinney) Schweder, 85, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed from this life on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Saxton Health Care Inn, St. Joseph, Missouri.
Shirley N. (McKinney) Schweder, 85, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed from this life on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Saxton Health Care Inn, St. Joseph, Missouri.

She was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on June 6, 1928, to William & Hazel (Hopkins) McKinney.

Shirley married Carl Schweder in St. Joseph on February 14, 1948, and he preceded her in death on April 20, 2013.

They were married for 67 years. Shirley loved her family and spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Shirley was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and served as Martha-Associate Conductress. She was on a bowling league for several years, active in the PTA, and was a past Secretary of Buchanan Chapter of O.A.T.S.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Sandy Schweder; daughter and son–in-law, Carla and Bill Banks, all of St. Joseph; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one brother Herman McKinney.


Celebration of life will be 10 AM Friday, January 3, 2014 at Gladden-Stamey Funeral Home, St. Joseph, Missouri. Public visitation and family receiving hours will be 6 to 8 pm Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Ashland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Second Harvest Open Door Food Kitchen.

Gladden - Stamey Funeral Home 816-232-2722
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