Martha Shireman

Martha Shireman
June 29,1939 – March 27, 2022

Martie grew up in Kansas City where she met her husband William Shireman and they had four children. After her husbands tragic passing, she worked very hard to give them a good life herself. She worked for the Post Office in Kansas City for many years, where she met her best friend Leonard, before accepting a postmaster position in Maysville, MO. She retired as postmaster, but never slowed down. Her hobbies included volunteering at the Dekalb County Historical Society and the Dekalb County Senior Center, and playing cards with her friends.

Never in your life will there be someone who could love, forgive, care, or help more than Martie Shireman. She was the center of her grandkids world. Everyone who called her Grammy, a name she picked out for herself, knew she could do no wrong. She was the best at tricking the kids into telling her what they got her for presents. She had the best jokes and loved to laugh until she cried. She was a proud grandma and loved to show off her family. She made sure her family had everything they ever needed, no matter what. She always answered her phone, day or night, for her loved ones. She showed up to everything. Ball games, cheer competitions, graduations, baby showers, birthdays, holidays, it didn’t matter, she was always there. She was a phone call that made everything better. She made sure she was a soft place to land. She loved her friends and her family with her whole heart and with our whole hearts she will be missed. She was surrounded with love past the very moment she slipped away.

She is preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Marietta Lucille Chase, her sister Margaret Willhite, her sons Keith Shireman, Donald Shireman, and Jimmy Shireman, and her daughter Linda Shireman.

She is survived by her best friend Leonard Little, her grandchildren Samatha(Bruce) Britz, William Shireman, Amy Shireman, Crystal Shireman, Benjamin Shireman. Great grandchildren Courtney, Christopher, Lillian, Madison, Violet, Zaria, Gabrielle, and Zoë.

Family will receive friends from 1:00 ~ 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2022 at the Turner Family Funeral Home in Maysville with a memorial service starting at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Dekalb County Senior Center or the Delusion County Historical Society in her honor.
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