Shirley Ann Bare


Shirley Ann Bare, was born September 18, 1927 and spent her early years in Oakland California with her parents; Jane Fowler and Earnest Fowler and siblings.  She was married to her first husband, James Breckenridge Ferguson for over 30 years and they had three children, Susan, Carol, and Robert.  Shirley was a loving and devoted mother and after raising her children she worked in a legal office and was a realtor. Later in life she married Melvin Klages and they lived in Boulder City Nevada and traveled extensively.  Following his passing, she was an active member of The Boulder City Republican Women, a volunteer for St. Jude’s Hospital and was a devout Baptist.  Shirley married Edward Bare, MD. January 1, 2000 and they made their home in Tarkio, Missouri.  They traveled, enjoyed dancing, and made Gulf Shores, Alabama their winter home, recently retiring to Brookdale Center in Overland Park, Kansas.  Shirley peacefully joined The Lord on May 27, 2013 surrounded by family and those who loved her.  She was preceded in death by her sister Jane and her daughter Susan Kidwell.  Shirley is survived by her husband, Edward Bare; daughter, Carol Robidoux; son, Robert Ferguson; 7 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; stepchildren, Marilyn Bier and her husband Stanley, Elise Hiatt and Wes Bare. There will be a private interment at a later date. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Tarkio Methodist Church and the Atchison County Health Center.

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