Shirley Hanback Moen

Shirley Hanback Moen, 87, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

The funeral service will be held at St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church, 67th and Nall at 11:00 AM Friday June 28, 2013. A reception will be held at the home after the service.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Orlando “Red” Moen. Shirley was the dear mother and mother-in-law of Randi Collier, Rebecca Cropper, Eric Moen and his wife Cindy and grandmother of Heather (John) Dowell, Sean (Jessica) Collier, Adam(Sara) Collier, Peter, Emily, Amanda and Josh Cropper and Amy (Kyle) Moen Schneider. She was great-grandmother of Olivia and Ryan Dowell, Alice and Elliott Collier, and Lauren and Julianna Collier. Shirley was a dear sister, aunt and cousin to many.

Shirley was born in Champaign, IL to Wesley and Glenna Hanback in 1925. While she was married, Shirley lived in Greeley, CO, Richmond and Concord, CA, Fredericktown, OH, Miami, FL, Columbus, OH (Go Buckeyes) and Overland Park, KS (Go JayHawks!). She was an avid sports fan!

In her earlier years Shirley worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C. and as an aspiring model in New York City.  After having her family, Shirley enjoyed her work in the medical field at The Ohio State University and KU Medical Center. Shirley worked for Walmart in Overland Park for 10 years and really enjoyed the work. Dr. Shirley, as we called her, also cared for her elderly mother until her death at 100, and our father Red who contracted rheumatoid arthritis at age 55.

Nothing made Shirley (and Red) happier than being with her family and especially her grand children and great-grandchildren. Shirley always made time for her family especially enjoying Tea Parties with her great-granddaughters. She was a wonderful mother and always gave everything she had.

Shirley was a great cook. Among her best were homemade pecan rolls, prime rib, beef stroganoff, chicken cacciatore, hot crab dip, raspberry mold and Shirley Burgers. YUM!

And most important, Shirley was a believer. She loved God and looked forward to attending St. Michaels. She was confident in her relationship with the Lord and looked forward to the next phase of her life and reuniting with Red.

She will be sorely missed by all who loved her.

1 Comment

  1. Helen Hansen on June 26, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I will remember Shirley as one who had a loving heart and a gift for nurturing her family. I always loved my conversations with her and her open and happy heart. My sympathy to her family–children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, her friends, and her family at St. Michael’s and All Angels where she was truly a faithful member of her community. God bless you all. Helen

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