Shirley Anna Merrick
Shirley Anna Merrick
  • December 25, 1936 - May 2, 2017
  • Adrian, Missouri

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Shirley Anna Merrick, age 80, passed away May 2, 2017 surrounded by her family at home. Visitation will be at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Monday, May 8 at 1:00 pm followed by funeral services at 2:00 pm. Shirley was born December 25, 1936 in Miller County, MO. Her parents, Melvin and Dora Bell Huffman loved her greatly. She was an incredible baker and loved every second spent in the garden tending her plants and flowers. Many loved ones were recipients of her beautiful quilts. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Jean Malemburg and Leroy Pemberton, brother, James Huffman, son, Rick Stark, and step-sons, James and Robert Short. She is survived by son, Randy Stark, daughters, Judy Hunter, Roberta Peake, Regina Tolbert, Tammie Hubbard, Rita Stark, sisters Linda Wimpey, Kay Wickham, brothers Donald Pemberton, William Pemberton, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be offered at

Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.