Shirley Lewis

Obituary of Shirley Colleen Lewis

Shirley Colleen Lewis was born on September 19, 1935 in Licking, MO to Glen and Louise (Lee) Leadford. She departed this life on February 22, 2021, at the age of 85, in Houston, MO. Shirley was united in marriage to Darrell Lewis on December 10, 1955. She had three sons; Rick Dablemont and wife, Sharon, Randy Lewis and wife, Melissa, and Ronny Lewis and wife, Tena. These sons gave them six grandsons and three granddaughters; Roderic Dablemont and wife, Christina, Jacob Dablemont and wife, Amanda, Jonathon Dablemont and wife, Marlee, Ginger Smith and husband, Ryan, Timothy Lewis and wife, Chelsea, Brooke Offutt and husband, Cory, Chase Lewis, Colton Lewis and wife, Samie, and Desiree Fell and husband, Luke. The grandchildren have given them 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Shirley worked at Rawlings in Licking for 20 years. In June of 1974, Shirley and Darrell bought the family business (Leadford Service) from her parents. The business then became Lewis & Sons. Shirley and Darrell retired in June of 1999. The business is still in the family as a 4th generation service station with sons, Randy and Ronny, and grandson, Colton running it. Shirley was an active member of the Licking Church of Christ and loved singing hymns. She knew them so well that even after she developed Alzheimer’s she was able to sing them by memory for a time. It was beautiful. Shirley volunteered with the Sonshine and Rainbow Day School in Licking and loved the little children. She loved and enjoyed being with her family. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one sister, Wilma Harland. She is survived by her three sons, Rick, Randy, and Ronny; three sisters, Marjorie Gann, Beverlea Knight, and Sue Hadley; grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchild, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends.
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Thursday
25
February

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Fox Chapel
128 S Main St
Licking, Missouri, United States
573-674-2293
Friday
26
February

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, February 26, 2021
Church Of Christ
203 S Main St
Licking, Missouri, United States
Friday
26
February

Interment

12:15 pm
Friday, February 26, 2021
Licking Cemetery
Main St & Hwy 63
Licking, Missouri, United States
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