Craig Reid Shelley

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Craig Shelley, 67, of Mission, Kansas passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020, in his home surrounded by loved ones. Craig was born in Eugene, Oregon on April 22, 1953. He later moved to the Kansas City metro area in 1963 where he would ultimately spend most of his life. 

Craig was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, two brothers; Bruce, and Dennis Shelley; stepbrother, Terry Phillips; brother-in-law, Michael Powell, Jr.; two nieces, Misty Addison, and Nicholas Powell, and nephew, Donald Powell, Jr.

Craig is survived by his wife of 36 years, Teresa Shelley; two sons, Donald Shelley (Beth), and Timothy Shelley; one daughter, Heather Shelley (Kenny); his eight beloved grandchildren, Devin, Alyssa, Aliyah, Amelia, Amiya, Piper, Kenny, and Mia; his sister, Marsha Addison, stepsister Yvonne Kristolic (Spike), and his uncle and aunt, Kenneth Dee, and Louise Miller.

Craig is also survived by many other family members, including his mother-in-law, Dolores Powell, one sister-in-law, five brothers-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was a loving and devoted grandson, son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, nephew, and friend. He was very kind and giving, always ready to help anyone who needed it. He will be sorely missed, but we know he is celebrating his reunion with all his loved ones and friends who preceded him in death.

Craig graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1971.  He was an Army veteran, having served with the Army Security Agency at the end of the Vietnam era. Craig loved camping and traveling. He found great solace in communing with nature, especially around a roaring campfire. He was a gifted conversationalist and storyteller who had a wonderful sense of humor with just the right amount of orneriness mixed in. In his earlier days, Craig also really enjoyed going out on the town and dancing the night away with his wife. He was also a devoted Kansas City Chiefs fan, rarely missing a game.

Craig worked in the industrial air pollution control industry for 38 years in sales and service.  He excelled at his job and felt great pride in helping protect the environment.  His latest employment was with Industrial Accessories Company (IAC), retiring after 20 years, with many record-breaking successes.


Craig’s memorial service will be held at Pleasant Valley Community Center, 6805 Sobbie Road, Pleasant Valley, MO 64068 on Thursday, August 20, 2020, from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm with a short service at 7:00 pm.  Please wear masks and COVID-19 guidelines will be followed as much as possible.  Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.



  1. Bill Shelton on November 14, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Craig was one of my best friends. He was my “best man” in my wedding. We moved and I lost touch. I’m back in Missouri and tried to find him and found this. I am heartbroken with this loss. My God comfort you and watch over you and the boys. I remember leaving one of my cars at your house in Independence. Wow.. that was a long time ago and we were just young and working at Standard Havens -BHA. Miss you bro!!

  2. Diane Brink on August 16, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Sorry for your loss. RIP Craig you will be missed.

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