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Shirley Frances Gunderson Breshears
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1925
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 2000
Polk County
Missouri, USA

Shirley F. Breshears

Shirley Frances Breshears was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Kansas City to Oliver and Anna Gunderson. She died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, in her home after a short illness.

She was the ninth of 10 children. She was baptized at the age of eight and was a member of the RLDS Church. She was active in her church until her recent illness.

She was united in marriage to Earl Dale Breshears on Sept. 29, 1950, and had just celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Three children were born to this marriage, Donna Patterson, Dale Breshears and Luann Smith.

She and her husband Earl and family milked and farmed for several years in the Goodson area. They also owned and operated Breshears Moving and Storage Company until their retirement.

Shirley loved to sing and play the guitar. She also wrote several poems and songs. She was an artist and had painted several paintings over the years. She loved to read and study the scriptures.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Anna Gunderson; six sisters, Dovie Woodrome, Florence Miller, Ina (Sis) Melton, Jesse Slater, Alma Kostecka and Maxine Smith; one brother, Alfred Gunderson; a son-in-law, Eddie Smith; and an infant grandson, Joshua Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Earl, of the home; her children, Donna and Doug Patterson and their children, Diana and David, Dale and Cathy Breshears and their children, Brent and Chris Breshears, and Luann Smith and her children, Branden and Karena Smith; step-grandchildren Sonya, Bridget, A.J. and Johnny Rogers; and a host of other family and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in Pitts Chapel. Burial will follow in Crestview Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

published in the Boliver Herald - Free Press November 15, 2000 
Family links: 
  Oliver Gunderson (1878 - 1933)
  Anna W Anderson Gunderson (1886 - 1951)
  Earl Dale Breshears (1928 - 2009)*
  Florence M Miller (1906 - 1975)*
  Alfred Marvin Gunderson (1908 - 1960)*
  Iva Melton (1910 - 1981)*
  Alma Opal Gunderson Kostecka (1916 - 1989)*
  Boyd D Gunderson (1918 - 2009)*
  Viola Maxine Gunderson Smith (1922 - 1989)*
  Shirley Frances Gunderson Breshears (1925 - 2000)
*Calculated relationship
Crestview Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Polk County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Jan Breshears Thomas
Record added: May 24, 2009
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Shirley Frances <i>Gunderson</i> Breshears
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Shirley Frances <i>Gunderson</i> Breshears
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Shirley Frances <i>Gunderson</i> Breshears
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