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Shirley Miner

April 1, 1936 — July 20, 2020

Coffeyville, Kansas

Shirley Miner

Shirley Jo Miner of Coffeyville, Kansas passed from her earthly home Monday, July 20, 2020 surrounded by family; in the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Claremore, Oklahoma.

On April 1, 1936 in Noxie, Oklahoma Joe and Pauline (Walters) Majors welcomed their first born into this world, a baby girl, Shirley Jo.  The Majors family later moved to Coffeyville area where they raised Shirley Jo and her siblings.  Shirley attended school in Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kindley High School.  She attended Coffeyville Community College graduating with an associate degree.

On Sunday, June 26, 1955 Shirley Jo and Milton Miner were united in marriage.  The couple’s desire was to wed on the anniversary date of her parents of June 25, however, Milton’s employer wouldn’t allow him to take the day off.  Despite the obstacle, the couple just celebrated their 65th Anniversary together.   After Milton’s honorable discharge from the US Army the couple made their home in Coffeyville raising their two daughters, Amy and Denise.  Shirley was a devoted wife and mother, a wonderful cook always trying a new recipe.  Shirley alongside her husband, were deeply devoted to each other and in raising their daughters, instilling strong Christian values.

Shirley had a love for children, having grown up in a time that children were seen and not heard she had a deep desire to make each child know their value.  When her daughters were older, she became a Paraprofessional in the Coffeyville School district, encouraging students to do their very best.  Shirley Jo was very talented, creative and artistic.  She taught her grandchildren who were homeschooled how to paint among other artistic projects.   She made beautiful quilts making sure that each grandchild and great grandchild had a quilt made with love. Shirley made sure that each grandchild knew they were loved, so much so that they just knew they were the favorite!  She made Holidays whimsical and magical for her grandchildren, making hand dipped candies especially sweetened with love, her home was filled with the smell of baked good and the best part was the joy that was in her smile when they arrived.  Every focus was around her family and grandchildren.  Camping trips involved a bag of goodies including games, special snacks, making sure that everyone’s favorite in the bag.

Shirley and Milton have been long time members of the First Southern Baptist Church where they served together.

Wonderful memories will be cherished by her devoted husband, Milton of the home; daughter, Denise and her husband Cliff Krumwiede of Claremore, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Cassie Romberg, Jacob Krumwiede, Kara Peters, Kelsie O’Brien, Kala Schneider, Benjamin Krumwiede, Kristi Abbey, Katie Krumwiede, Jedidiah Krumwiede, Kale Krumwiede, Kwinn Krumwiede, Erik Blagg, Andy Blagg, Brandon Blagg and Tara Blagg; sister Patricia and her husband, Jim Wilson of Coffeyville. In addition to her parents, Shirley is also at rest with her daughter, Amy Blagg; grandson, Kyler Blagg; siblings, Darrell Majors, Rosa Rose, Margarette and Majors, Nancy Slayton.

Due to COVID 19 it is requested that all wear a face masks for all events.  Services celebrating Shirley’s life will be held at 1pm on Monday, July 27, 2020 at First Southern Baptist Church, 2701 W 8th St., Coffeyville, with Pastor Rich Jenkins officiating.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland, Coffeyville.  Shirley will be laid to rest in Spring Hill Cemetery near her daughter, Amy following the service. The family has suggested memorial contributions be made payable to First Southern Baptist Church for future “Senior” trips, contributions may be left in care of the chapel.  To leave an online condolence visit

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, July 27, 2020

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First Southern Baptist Church (Coffeyville)


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