Brinkoetter, Shirley Jean
Brinkoetter, Shirley Jean
July 4, 1932 — November 27, 2020
Shirley Jean Brinkoetter, age 88, of Independence, MO, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 27, 2020. Shirley passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family both in person and in heart. Funeral services will follow a visitation on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 613 S. Main, Independence, MO; burial at Mound Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be at 10:00AM-11:00AM. Funeral at 11:00AM.
Shirley was born on July 4, 1932 in Kansas City, MO, to Ralph and Gladys Adams. She was a lifetime member of Messiah Lutheran Church where she enjoyed serving on the PTA for Messiah School where her children attended. She also was a room mother, bowled on the church bowling league and attended the women’s Bible study groups. Shirley was a stay at home mom where she enjoyed doing her favorite job, “Being a mom.” She worked at William Chrisman in the lunchroom when her children were teens. She also worked for a few years in the Messiah Lutheran Day Care where she came to love many little children and shared the love of Jesus with them.
Shirley LOVED being born on the 4th of July and proudly wore her red, white and blue the whole month of her birthday. She always enjoyed the way her family made her feel like she was the reason we celebrated the holiday. Shirley later enjoyed retired life “out and about” every day she could finding a way to brighten someone’s day. She often visited friends in the nursing homes bringing them a smile with a flower, card or their favorite treat. She was a friend to everyone she met. More than anything, she cherished the time with her family. “Mom” and “Granny” will be forever remembered for her special little ways she made everyone feel special from the perfect card to the specially wrapped packages.
Shirley is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Bill.
She leaves behind one son, Steve Brinkoetter and wife Donna, from Richmond, MO; two daughters: Brenda Snyder and husband Danny, from Independence, MO, and Cheryl Sofia from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren that she loved and adored.
The family would like to thank Crossroads Hospice for the amazing, compassionate and personal care they provided for Shirley and her family during this time.
Funeral services will follow a visitation on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 613 S. Main, Independence, MO; burial at Mound Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be at 10:00AM-11:00AM. Funeral at 11:00AM.
Floral tributes may delivered beginning at 8AM Thursday to the main church entrance at 119 E. Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO 64050.