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Agrusa, Shirley Jo

Agrusa, Shirley Jo

January 9, 1948 — June 12, 2020

Shirley Jo (Montesano) Agrusa, 72, of Lee’s Summit, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 12th, 2020, with her family beside her. She was born on January 9, 1948, in Kansas City, MO to Joe and Marie Montesano. Shirley grew up in Northeast Kansas City and is a graduate of Northeast High School, Class of 1966; and a graduate of Central Missouri State University (now UCM) and Columbia College, where she studied Business Administration. Shirley raised her two girls in Blue Springs, MO and started her career at Bank of Jacomo (now Central Bank) in 1979.  She served as Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing and was a branch manager at several locations until her retirement in 2013.

Shirley was a member of Abundant Life Church and enjoyed her bible study class.  She loved traveling, MU football games, fixing large Italian family meals and baking delicious Italian cookies, which she gifted to everyone.  She was very proud of her Italian heritage.

Shirley will be deeply missed by her surviving family, including significant other, Dennis Painter of the home; daughters Andrea (John) Cathey of Columbia, MO, and Natalie Wells of Blue Springs, MO; grandchildren Madalynn (Tony) Million of Columbia, MO and Drew Davis, of Blue Springs, MO; beloved extended family, including dear cousins and many close friends.

The family would like to personally thank Saint Luke’s Hospice for their wonderful care and comfort during her courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will be held 9:30 am, Friday, June 19, 2020, at Park Lawn Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 10:30 am, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in honor of Shirley are suggested to Abundant Life Church, Hillcrest Ministries, the Salvation Army or City Union Mission.

Service Information

Visitation will be held 9:30 am, Friday, June 19, 2020, at Park Lawn Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 10:30 am, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in honor of Shirley are suggested to Abundant Life Church, Hillcrest Ministries, the Salvation Army or City Union Mission.

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Your Mom was a wonderful lady. I met her through Chick Christy. We always celebrated all of our birthday lunches together. I feel like I know you girls as she always shared her joy of all of you and your families with pictures of you all. May God bless you in your time of sorrow. We all will truly miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeannie Dusselier

Jeannie Dusselier

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