Shirley (Coker) Stein, 88, died Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the Hodgeman County Health Center, Jetmore.
Shirley was born the daughter of Walter and Anna (Fercking) Coker on February 1, 1933 in Ness City, Kansas, where she also graduated high school. She later married Melvin J. Stein on November 3,1953 in Ness City and moved to Spearville, where she became a lifelong resident. She devoted her life to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. In retirement she enjoyed working at the Spearville Mercantile, creating the most beautiful embroidery and much beloved baby blankets and quilts for all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Shirley was a very active member of St. John Baptist Church where she volunteered for various duties including eucharistic minister, rosary leader, prayer chain member and funeral dinner volunteer. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, the Happy Knot Tiers and a volunteer driver assisting others in the community. She was a valued blood donor for the American Red Cross where she donated 102 pints.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin in 2011, 3 sisters, Helen Schraeder, Rebecca Kolbeck and Phyllis Schuette, 4 brothers, Raymond, Martin, John, and Donald Coker and 2 grandchildren-in-law, Roch Miller II and Taylor Stein.
She will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren, Anita (Bruce) Luehring, Derby, KS, Heather (Ely) Fletcher, Corpus Christi, TX, Holly (Jeremy) King, Wichita, KS; Ron Stein, Spearville, KS, Cory (Melanie) Stein, Lenexa, KS, Clinton (Devon) Stein, Wichita, KS; Sara Stein, Robert H. Billick II and James (Anna Wills) Billick all of Monessen, PA; Kelly (Rita) Stein Spearville, KS, Jason (Rebecca) Stein, Hays, KS, Jeremy (Ashley) Stein, Spearville, KS, Renee Miller, Great Bend, KS, Adam (Raven) Stein, Spearville, KS; Steve (Connie) Stein, Ryan (Bonnie) Stein all of Ulysses, KS, Tonya (Matthew) Sholar, Topeka, KS, Kady (Keith) Jackson, Ulysses, KS, Jacob (Tina) Stein, Wichita, KS; Diane Stein, Colorado Springs, Co; Judy (Troy) Hagaman, Brandon (Martha Adams) Hagaman, Bryce Hagaman all of Flower Mound, TX; Nancy (Dave) Bachynski, Columbia, MO, Zachary Bachynski, York, PA, Nathan Bachynski, Arlington, VA; Melvin (Brandi) Stein, Spearville, Ks, Mitchell Stein, Wright, KS, Caleb Stein, Des Moines, IA, Calista Stein, Jetmore, KS, Braeden Simon-Eccleston and Quinlan Simon-Eccleston, Spearville, KS; David (Shawn) Stein, Spearville, KS, Jaymi (Todd) Unruh, Lehi, UT, Lynsie (AJ) Horton, Weston (Brandy) Stein and Alyson Stein all of Spearville, KS; Shirley (Howard) Jones, Colwich, KS, Jessica Jones, Rose Hill, KS, Tyler (Kaylee) Jones and Desyrae Jones all of Colwich, KS; along with 36 great grandchildren and the three on the way; her siblings, Francis Wendler, Walter Coker, Doug Coker and Margaret Rohr; sisters-in-law, Gail Coker-Carr, Myra Coker and Patty Coker, Sister RoseMary Stein O.P.; and brother-in-law, Don (Mary) Stein.
Visitation will be Monday August 2 from noon to 4:00 pm at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City. Vigil service and Daughters of Isabella rosary will follow at 7:00 pm, St. John the Baptist Church, Spearville. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Tuesday at the church with Fr. John Forkuoh presiding. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Spearville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Southwind at Spearville in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801.