Shirley June Clift, 86, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away on June 16, 2019.
Shirley was born on Jan. 6, 1933, in Marshfield, Missouri, the daughter of Augustus and Eva Tunnell. Shirley and Elvin Clift were united in marriage on March 8, 1952, in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Shirley had a lifetime career in school food service, beginning with a part-time job in the cafeteria at Bridgeport School. She then went to work for USD 259 at Heights High School where she later became a manager. She then continued in her management position at Curtis Middle School until she retired after 35 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband Elvin of over 63 years, brother James Crawford and sister Ruby Crawford.
She is survived by daughters Janet (Jim) Decker of Wichita and Paula (Dana) Honea of Wichita; grandchildren Amber (Honea) Tshitundu and her husband Zenas of Wichita, Austin Honea of Austin, Texas, Jameson Decker of Wichita and Jennifer (Decker) Hamilton and her husband Luke of Goddard, Kansas; her great-grandson, Ezra Tshitundu; and her sister, Eva Burney.
Visitation was held Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Lakeview from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 21, at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 525 W. Douglas, Wichita, Kansas. Memorials can be made to the Kansas Humane Society.