Shirley May McIntosh of Cuba, Missouri was born Monday, November 28, 1938 at Bourbon, Missouri to the union of Martin Luther and Lillie (Nee: Reeves) Brown. She left from this life on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, Missouri at the age of 80 years.
Shirley was united in marriage to Walter McIntosh and they were the proud parents of Katherine and Ronald.
Shirley worked for several different manufacturing companies throughout her working career. She started at Convey Heel, then B & K Manufacturing for fifteen years, then to Cuba Shoe Factory and she retired in 2008, after fifteen years of dedicated service from Paramount.
She truly enjoyed gardening and canning every year. Her flowers and lawn were always the most beautiful on the road. She spent hours crocheting afghans for her family and friends. During the winter months, Shirley worked crossword puzzles and played sudoku.
She was famous for her roast, Thanksgiving dressing and her pies. Shirley was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and she watched every game.
Mornings were her favorite time of the day. After she got up, she would go look out to see what animals were in her yard. Her bird feeders were always full for the birds so that she could spend hours watching them. What she truly treasured most in life was spending time with her family and friends especially her grandchildren.
She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great aunt, sister-in-law and friend of many. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is preceded in death by her parents Martin and Lillie Brown, husband Walter McIntosh, one sister, Goldie and husband Carl Black, brothers and sisters-in-law, Betty McIntosh, David and wife Sis McIntosh, Gene and wife Betty McIntosh, Helen and husband Tom Brennan, Juanita and husband Raymond Hughes and other family and friends.
Those who are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy are her loving children, Katherine Stanfield of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Ron "Ro" and wife Liz McIntosh of Cuba; six grandchildren, Jennifer Barton of Wagner, Oklahoma, Michael and wife Kristi Barton of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Amy Olsen of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Angela Barton of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Sam McIntosh of Cuba and Jessie Switzer of Cuba, twelve great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, three brothers; Edward and wife Becky Brown of Doniphan, Missouri, Frank and wife Judy Brown of Springfield, Missouri, Kenneth Brown of California, three brothers and sisters-in-law; Bill McIntosh of Rolla, Dale and wife Pat McIntosh of Cuba, Jerry and wife Lorraine McIntosh of Palatine, Illinois, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Monday, August 12, 2019 from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington Street, Cuba.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba. Special recorded music by Charlie Pride will be "Kiss an Angel Good Morning", "I'll Fly Away" and "Lord, Build Me a Cabin in Glory".
Interment and prayers will follow at the Fleming Cemetery, Cuba.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fleming Cemetery in Shirley's memory.
The Mizell Funeral Home is honored to be serving the McIntosh family.