Shirley Ellen Flickinger of Newton, our best friend, greatest grandmother, mom, sister, daughter, and wife was taken home by the Lord on Nov. 12, 2012.
She was born on Aug. 24, 1947, to Bill and Norma Brown in Burns. She was the first of three children. She attended Newton Schools through high school. Shirley married Ron Flickinger on April 2, 1965, in Newton.
Shirley was a member of First Baptist Church, 200 W. Sixth St. in Newton. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School, coordinating meals for the homeless shelter, sewing, crafting and spending time with her family. She enjoyed traveling and having vacation trips to Florida, Colorado, South Dakota, Oregon and Washington. She especially enjoyed having family together every Friday night for dinner.
Shirley worked at Capital Federal, Sally Mae and Newton Public Golf Course. She also interpreted in sign language for Allen Elementary School in Wichita, and interpreted for the deaf at other various functions.
Survivors include her husband, Ron; her father, Bill Brown of Newton; sons, Michael Flickinger of Newton, Ryan Flickinger and wife, Tonya of Newton; her daughter, Stacey Weihe and husband, Jeff of Valley Center; grandchildren, Bethany Wentzel, Abby Weihe, Maggy Weihe, Lauren Flickinger, Max Flickinger and Emma Flickinger; brother, Mike Brown of Newton; and brother, Bill Brown of Miami, Florida. She is also survived by Robert Schultz and wife, Patricia of Wichita and Sandra Entz of Eureka.
Shirley was preceded in death by her mother, Norma Brown; and step-mother, Virginia Brown.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday (Nov. 16, 2012) at First Baptist Church in Newton. A sign language interpreter will be provided. Interment will be in the Halstead Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 9 a.m. til 8 p.m., where the family will receive friends between 6 and 8 p.m.
A memorial has been established with First Baptist Church and the Harvey County Homeless Shelter; contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.
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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.