Shirley Reve’ (Peniston) Read, 91, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on February 21, 2020. She was born September 6, 1928, in Jetmore, Kansas, to Robert Carl and Beula Lucinda (Wetzel) Peniston.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Chester Read; parents, Robert and Beula Peniston; brother, Robert and his wife, Frances; brother, John and his first wife, Pat; brother, Francis, and his wife, Darlene; brother-in-law, Don Hole; and dear friend and grandpa to all of her girls, Charles Bodenhamer. She is survived by her four daughters; Cyndi Ann (Bill) Green, Lila Diane (Vince) Robisch, Pamela Kay (Randy) Wilson, and Beth Lynn (Mike) Van Becelaere; brother, Dan (Loretta); sister, Lila Hole; sister in law, Jewell Peniston; eight granddaughters; three great grandsons; four great granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless grandpets. As well as many others who were welcomed graciously into her life and family. She blessed the lives of many who called her “mom”, “gran-da-ma”, or “Squirlee Shirley”.
She was the official hostess with the mostest. You could always count on having more food than necessary, always feeling loved, whether you knew her for 2 minutes or 20 years, and always being told a good fib about how she lost her finger.
She taught us to love unconditionally, to clean things appropriately, to enunciate so all old people could understand, and to make the best grilled cheese and peanut brittle known to man. Here’s to the most wonderful woman to bless our lives… tacos and hot fudge sundaes for everyone!
Visitation will be Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Langsford Funeral Home from 11-12pm. Services will start at 12pm and burial to follow at Mt. Washington Cemetery in Independence, MO.