Shirley Ann Fortner July 4, 1940 - September 16, 2021 Gardner , Kansas - Shirley Ann Fortner of Gardner Kansas, passed away on September 16, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born July 4, 1940 to Raymond and Christine Baucom. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Horace Baucom. Shirley is survived by her husband of over 63 years, Harold Fortner, Also surviving are daughter Michelle (Jeff) Vogt of Freeport, Florida, son Eric (Lisa) Fortner of Gardner, three grandchildren Erin (Matt) Stealey, Amanda Fortner and Jack Fortner , and three great grandchildren Landen, Kinlie and Lennon Stealey. She also has two sisters and a sister in law Annette Dumas, Raymia Knestrict, Wanda Haley and several nieces and nephews. Shirley retired after many years working with H and R Block. Before her illness, she enjoyed traveling, reading, cooking and most importantly spending time with her grand and great grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.
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Uncle Harold, Michelle,Eric and families,
We are praying for your aching hearts at the loss of Aunt Shirley. The last time I saw her she was so happy and could not stop talking about you all! We pray for God"s arms of comfort around you all.
All our love
James and Peggy Bolin
September 29, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ps 116:15
September 21, 2021
We are sorry you have lost someone you loved so much.