Jim and Shirley could often be seen on their John Deere mowers. They owned and operated Our Patch for many years.

Shirley Mae Huffman, daughter of Ira O. and Lucille Vaughn Allen, was born, October 13, 1947 in Kansas City. She departed this life, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in her home, surrounded by her loving family at the age of sixty-nine.

She met the love of her life, James Martin Huffman, on Aunt Lydia’s farm and that is where their love story began. On October 28, 1971in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Jim and Shirley were united in marriage. To this union they were blessed with two daughters. Together they shared nearly forty-two years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

She is survived by her daughters: Shannon Huffman; and Kalyn Rogers; and Don Holbrook; her four grandchildren: Jesse Huffman; Austin Oshel; SPC Dylan Weiss and wife Ashley; and Jacob Rogers; great-granddaughter, Mia Weiss; her siblings Linda Allen; Nancy Cook and husband Kelson; Rita Parker and husband Dennis; and Ira Allen and wife Linda.

Shirley grew up and lived in the Lee’s Summit area. She loved working for Southwestern Bell as a phone operator. She had often said that this was her favorite job. She was a bookkeeper for Tom’s TV for many years. Jim and Shirley could often be seen on their John Deere mowers. They owned and operated Our Patch for many years.

Shirley had made a profession of faith.

In her spare time she was very busy. She loved, gardening and had taught many people the correct way to take care of their flowers so they would put on their best show when it was time for them to bloom. She was gifted with being able to craft whatever she set her head to do. Shirley loved doing craft shows and flea markets and she never met a stranger.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 - 5 p.m., Saturday, July 1 at Shirley’s home.

Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors or Honor Flight and left at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton.