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Shirley M. (Smith) Gunn

May 21, 1936 ~ February 6, 2022 (age 85)

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Obituary of Shirley M. Gunn:

     Shirley M. Gunn, daughter of Herbert Smith and Hazel (Hammond) Smith was born May 21, 1936 at Belleville, Kansas and passed away on February 6, 2022 at Republic County Hospital, Belleville, Kansas at the age of 85.

     Shirley  graduated from Belleville High School in 1954.  She was united in marriage to Robert L. Gunn on August 21, 1954 and to this union two children were born, Belinda and James. 

     She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Republic, Kansas, MNO Bridge Club.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She was previously employed as city clerk of Republic. KS, for over 30 years.  She was a talented seamstress and traveled the state as a craft show participant

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Hazel Smith, husband, Robert L. Gunn, one son, James Gunn, two brothers, Clifford Smith and William Smith.

     She is survived by one daughter, Belinda, (Jake) Myers of Wichita, Kansas, two grandsons, Jason (Melissa) Spitler of Topeka, Kansas, Clint (Whitney) Spitler of rural Lindsborg, Kansas, six great grandchildren, Nevaeh, Trista, Cole, Hudson, Luke, Levi, one sister, Peggy Eubanks of Camarillo, California, two sister in laws, Connie Smith and Pauline Gunn, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

     Cremation was selected.

     Memorial services will be held Ten Thirty AM, Friday, February 11, 2022, United Methodist Church, Republic, Kansas, conducted by Pastors Lance Rundus and Roger Walls.

     Private Family Inurnment will be in Rose Mound Cemetery, Rural Republic, KS .

     Memorials may be given to United Methodist Church, Republic, KS or Rae Hobson Memorial Library, Republic, KS.

     Friends may sign the register book on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 1 PM to 8 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS.

     Online condolences at www.bachelor-surber.com

     Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS in charge of arrangements.

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 Service Program


Friends to sign Register Book
February 10, 2022

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home
1322 19th Street
Belleville, KS 66935

Memorial Service
February 11, 2022

10:30 AM
United Methodist Church, Republic, KS
501 Pawnee Ave
Republic, KS 66964

Private Family Inurnment

Rose Mound Cemetery
2251 20 Rd
Republic, KS 66964

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