Shirley Mae Warden, 74, died Friday, January 17, 2020 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. She was born February 25, 1945 in Pueblo, Colorado the daughter of Wilber & Lola (Miller) King.
Shirley lived with her family in Pueblo until she was seven years old. They moved to Lakin, Kansas where she attended school. Shirley graduated from Lakin High School in 1963. She has been a resident of Lakin and Deerfield since. She began her working career at Sabo Manor in Lakin. She then worked at the Style Shop before becoming a part owner of Raggs & Ruffles. Later, Shirley worked for Dr. Zimmerman, worked part time at the Post Office, managed the Garden City Co-op County Corner, and managed The Depot. She was currently working as a paraprofessional for USD #216 in Deerfield.
Shirley was a member of the Deerfield United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed quilting, shopping, gardening, and going to auctions and garage sales.
On April 19, 1964, she married Trenton Elra Warden in Garden City. He survives. Other survivors include two children Kristy & husband Bill Powers of Garden City and Ryan Warden of Haven, Kansas; a sister Pat & husband Keith Williams of Lakin, Kansas; five grandchildren Taylor Galliart, Brooke Kiesel, Brylie Warden, Mayzie Warden, & Mason Warden; four step-grandchildren Will Powers, Dan Powers, Brad Powers, & Braedyn Stieben; and four step-great grandchildren Paisley Powers, Damon Powers, Nolan Powers, & Reed Powers. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Misty Warden; and a sister Jeroldine King.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Deerfield United Methodist Church in Deerfield with Rev. Heureuse Kaj officiating. Burial will follow at the Lakin Cemetery in Lakin, Kansas. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday and from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday all at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin, Kansas. The family suggests memorials given to the Deerfield United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.