Shirley J. Hastert, age 79, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on September 22, 2018, at Parkview Heights, Garnett, Kansas.
She was born October 3, 1938, on the farm near Mont Ida, Kansas, the daughter of Ray and Dorothy (Hardman) Welsh. Shirley graduated from Westphalia High School with the Class of 1956.
Shirley married Dale Hastert on October 6, 1956 at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Westphalia; this union was blessed with three children.
At the time she married Dale, she was working for Bell Telephone in Topeka, Kansas. They moved to Garnett in 1957 and she began working at Dr. Carother's for a short time. After raising her family, she also worked at Sears, Kansas State Bank and KDOT in Garnett.
Shirley enjoyed cooking for her family and traveling. She and Dale went on many bus trips, with Branson being her favorite. She grew up on the family farm and enjoyed spending time there, making a trip there every Sunday when the kids were little.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Dorothy Welsh; one daughter, Krista Hastert Barry; and one brother, Charles Ray Welsh.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 62 years, Dale Hastert, of the home; one son, Duane Hastert and wife Diane of Garnett, Kansas; one daughter, Karen Hastert of Ottawa, Kansas; five grandchildren, Shana Adams and husband Cory of Gardner, Kansas; Meagan Ingold and husband Josh of Lee's Summit, Missouri; Kaylee Barry of Spokane, Washington; Devon Barry of Lawrence, Kansas; and Lauryn Hastert of Garnett, Kansas; four grandchildren, Brody and Layla Adams, Carter and Kaysen Ingold; one sister, Bernice Decker of Garnett, Kansas; and one son-in-law, Mark Barry.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Garnett, with burial following in the Holy Angels Cemetery.
The family will greet friends at the church at 9:30 a.m., one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Angels Church.
You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com