Shirley Alice DeVos, 88, went to be with her Lord on Friday, November 3, 2023.
Shirley was born on October 3, 1935, at her grandparents’ farm in Lock Springs, to Chancey Aleck and Etta Viola Brewer Pettengill. Her early childhood was spent in Jamesport, until the family moved to Trenton, where she graduated from Trenton High School in 1953.
In 1974, Shirley moved to Wisconsin, where she worked as a business and insurance professional. While living in Wisconsin, she graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
In 1981, Shirley married Douglas DeVos. They retired to Florida, where they lived for many years until moving to Moberly to be closer to family. Throughout her life, Shirley was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her family was a source of great joy and pride. Always curious about the world and those around her, she was a great listener, and she enjoyed visiting new places, traveling extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad. In all the places she called home, Shirley was a beloved member of her community and church.
Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, Douglas DeVos; parents, Chancey and Etta Pettengill; sister, Carol Meeker; and grandson, Michael Jacob Lamme.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Sue (Dale) Samp of Cairo and son, David (Sheryl) Lamme of Waynesville. She was blessed with four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, Alicia Samp (Sunil Iyer) of San Francisco, CA; Andrew (Sondra) Samp and their children, Amelia, Levi, Ruby, Clara and Judah of Ames, IA; Kyle (Marlisa) Samp and their children, Emmett, Fiona and Alister of Moberly, MO; and Ethan Lamme and daughter, Luna of Waynesville. She is also survived by her brother, Maurice (Pat) Pettengill of Milwaukee, WI; one nephew; two nieces; extended family and close friends.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at Pathway-Millard Family Funeral Chapel in Moberly, followed by a funeral service beginning at 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place at 1:00 p.m. at the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Shirley’s memory would be appreciated to the Run 4 Her Life organization at https://run4herlife5k.com or c/o Sue Samp.
Local arrangements are under the direction of PATHWAY-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 411 Union Avenue, Moberly, MO 65270, (660) 263-7284. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.pathwaymemorial.com.