CHRISTMAN, SHIRLEY ANN, 82, passed away on March 10, 2017 at her home. She was born on January 18, 1935 to Ethel Mae and Loren Brixner in Lebanon, Nebraska. Shortly after she was born the family moved to Tremont, Utah where her dad worked on the Conner Springs Ranch for 3 or 4 years and her mom cooked for the crew. They then moved to Promisory Point at 508 31st St. and then on to Ogden, Utah where her dad worked on the railroad. After that they went to Longmont, Colorado where her mom worked at the Savoy Motel and her dad worked on the Timberline. They moved to Elkhart, Kansas where her Uncle Carl and Aunt Doris’ ranch was; Shirley and her mom lived in town so she could go to school and that is where Shirley learned to play shuffleboard. At 16 Shirley married Leonard Oscar Bloch who was working for Bushman Construction and they lived in Oxford, Nebraska. Shirley and Leonard lived in Valentine, Glen Elder, Wilson and Ashland while he worked for Bushman. They moved back to Arapaho with Donny and Jim. Leonard passed away in 1977. Shirley then met Jim Christman and they later married. She spent 25 years with each man when she lost Jim in 2008 and sold their place on their 25th anniversary. Shirley moved to Wichita after Jim passed where she bought a home and resided there until she passed away.
Shirley is survived by her children Betty Jo Wood(R.D.), Linda Adams(Bobby), Patty Stinson(Tommy), Donald Bloch(Laura) and Jim Bloch(Jeanette); 8 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and many other family and friends. She will be missed very much and are always in our hearts.
Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Newspring Church, 12200 E 21st St N, Wichita, KS 67206 with Pastor Jonathan Hoover presiding.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N Hillside St, Wichita, KS 67219 or Envision, 610 N. Main Wichita, KS 67203.