Shirley Lucille McHenry Roehrs, 83, passed away October 19, 2017 in Littleton, Colorado of respiratory failure.
She was born July 16, 1934 in Kirksville, Missouri and graduated Valedictorian at Schuyler County High School. She majored in English at the University of Missouri University in Columbia, Missouri, where she graduated cum laude.
She was an excellent orator and illustrator and loved the works of Beatrix Potter and Tasha Tudor. She was a member of Antique Investors’ Club. With a love of historical antiques and a passion for research, she wrote and presented speeches on Historical Staffordshire and Beatrix Potter. Her research earned her a coveted position as assistant to curators in the Modern Arts Department of The Denver Art Museum.
She was an active member of Daughters Of the American Revolution where she served a term as Chaplain.
Her hobbies included baking, reading, crafts and politics. Her innovative creativity was expressed in everything she did while generously helping friends and colleagues. People who knew her well describe her as “one-of a-kind”. Her passing left large holes in many lives and she is very missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Christian Roehrs; mother, Courtney Louise McHenry; and father, Charles Dow McHenry. She is survived by her daughter, two sons and three granddaughters.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Arni Memorial Cemetery in Lancaster, Missouri with Billy Wallace, Pastor of the Lancaster Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Arni Memorial Cemetery in Lancaster, Missouri.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster, Missouri.