Shirley M. Weldon, 83, of Gallatin, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at St. Luke's Plaza Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

Shirley was born Feb. 27, 1929 to Frank and Lola (Vandyke) Jones in Gallatin, Mo. Shirley married Robert (Bob) Weldon Oct. 7, 1951 in Gallatin. The majority of their years were spent on the family farm south of Gallatin.

She graduated from Gallatin High School and Chillicothe Business College. In the late 40's Shirley became a flight attendant for Braniff Airlines and greatly enjoyed her time flying.

The couple semi retired allowing them to winter in Texas for 20 years where they met and made many lasting friendships from all over the US. Shirley was employed at various offices within the Daviess County Courthouse.

Shirley was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Gallatin where she served as an Elder. She was a long time member of the Gallatin Chapter BQ P.E.O. and enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. She enjoyed playing golf and fishing with Bob. Fish fry's were always a much treasured family and friend event.

Shirley is survived by her son, Howard Weldon and wife Sherry, and daughter, Marcia Weldon, all of Chillicothe, Mo.; grandchildren, Scott Weldon and wife Kristi, Trenton, Mo., Corri Barnhart and husband Adam and Maggie Weldon, all of Lee's Summit, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Ella and Hudson Barnhart; Reece and Quin Weldon.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 19, 2013 at McWilliams Funeral Home, Gallatin. Inurnment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery near Gallatin at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the Daviess County Library or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of McWilliams Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements are under the direction of McWilliams Funeral Home, Gallatin, Mo.