In Memory of






Obituary for Shirley Eileen Cook Masters (Verdieck)

Shirley Eileen Cook Masters, 86 of Kansas City, KS passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm, and Celebration of Life will be at 7 pm, on Tue., Aug. 20, at the Wyandotte United Methodist Church 7901 Oakland Ave. Kansas City, KS 66112. Shirley was born on April 21, 1933 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She was raised in Glenwood Springs through High School, upon her graduation she moved to Topeka, Kansas with her first husband Roy Cook. They married and moved to Kansas City, Kansas where they had four boys. After Roy’s death in 1969, she remarried in 1972 to George Masters until his death in 2005. She started working in 1970 at Ted Wilkerson Construction Company as a bookkeeper/office manager until retirement in 1995. After her retirement Shirley enjoyed watching her grandkids in athletics, gardening, feeding her birds, watching KU football and basketball, playing solitaire, and watching the Kansas City Chiefs. Shirley was an avid reader and active member of the Wyandotte United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents John Claus Verdieck and Astrid Erikson. She is survived by; her sister Donna Porter; her four sons; Rory and his wife Delores, grandson Damon; Shawn and fiancé Cheryl, granddaughter Tiffany, great grandsons Colten and Hunter, grandson Cody; Logan and his wife Karen, granddaughters Shelby and Rheana, grandson Shaeffer; Kurt and his wife Kim, grandsons Chase and Collin; 4 step-children, Rex, Sharon, Richard, Robert; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Wyandotte United Methodist Church.