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Shirley Waugh

December 3, 1935 — January 22, 2014

Shirley Ann Sellers Waugh, 78, passed away peacefully in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, with her son, daughter-in-law, friends, and church members alongside her.

Shirley was born December 3, 1935 to Robert Earl and Corrie Lee Ethel (Baker) Sellers in Belmont, North Carolina, where she was raised with her brother, Ted Sellers.

Shirley met Robert Mason Waugh, a handsome Marine, when he was hitch hiking, and they were married June 4, 1954. She was the beloved wife to Bob Waugh for 58 years. Shirley and Bob moved to Weskan, Kansas to start farming and had their first child, Martha, born in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado in 1957. They moved back to North Carolina for two years, then to Washington State where they had their second child, Martin in 1960. After five years in Washington and two more years in North Carolina, they finally settled back in Weskan in 1967, where she spent the majority of her life. In August 2013, Shirley moved to Washington, D.C. and lived with her son and daughter-in-law for her remaining days.

Shirley was an active member in the Weskan community, teaching Bible study and Bible school, judging in art fairs and shows, and teaching painting lessons. Shirley loved to quilt, created beautiful paintings, was an avid reader, drove a sugar beet truck for harvest, shopped like a pro, photographed as much as she could, and created a loving home for her family.  During her time in D.C. Shirley was actively worshipping at St. Peter’s Church. Shirley continued to teach by love and example until her call to come home came on January 22, 2014.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Martha and her husband Blane Hanavan, of Littleton, Colorado; and her son, Martin Waugh and his wife April, of Washington D.C.; her grandchildren, Abby and her husband Jared Myers of Weskan, Kansas; Sam Hanavan and his wife Kara of Littleton, Colorado; Corrie and her husband Sam Meyersick of Los Alamos, New Mexico;  her great-grandchildren, Belle Myers and Evelyn Hanavan; her brother Ted Sellers and his wife Dollie; her sister-in-laws Francis Maricle, Alberta Waugh, Imogene Waugh and Shirley Jean Waugh; and her brothers-in-law Elmer Waugh and his wife Jerry; and John Fister. Shirley leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews who loved her.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 1, at 11:00 a.m. at the Weskan Bible Church in Weskan, Kansas, with Father Jim Hyde and Pastor Tim Cress officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow in the Sharon Springs Cemetery. A lunch will be held at the Weskan Bible Church following the graveside service.
Memorials may be designated to the Weskan Park Project, and may be mailed to Eastern Colorado Bank in Sharon Springs.
Koons Funeral Home of Sharon Springs is entrusted with arrangements.
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