Shirley McCudden

(July 15th, 1935 - October 3rd, 2014)

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Shirley McCudden, age 79 of Ozark, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 in Mercy Hospital. She was born July 15, 1935 in Iowa City, Iowa the daughter of Gerald and Nondis Farrand) Schreiner. Shirley was part of the original group that implemented the Developmental Disability Act levy for the Christian County ballot. She was an original member of the Christian County SB40 Board now called CC Links where she served as President and Treasurer. She remained an active member on the Board till her death. Shirley helped to create the Christian County Enterprises Sheltered Workshop .Additionally, Shirley was one of four founding members of Nova Center of the Ozarks. She also served on their board as well. Shirley was instrumental in laying the groundwork for Crowhaven Apartments and served on the board. She was a trained Pilot Parent that later became The Network and started respite programs in the area. Shirley was passionate to provide a class for those with autism and other special needs, and worked with Ozark School District to develop the curriculum. Shirley is survived by her two daughters Jennifer Hogan of Ozark and Renee Hogan of Nixa; brothers Greg Schreiner and wife Connie, George Schreiner and wife Sue all of Sparta, Murray Schreiner and wife Kathy of Urbana and Jim Fletcher of Ozark; sisters Sue Craddock, Norma Eastridge and husband Don all of Ozark; three step-daughters Kathy Wells and husband Mel, Ann Hallock and husband Kenny and Sandra Potocki; numerous nieces, nephews, other caring relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in Selmore Baptist Church, Ozark, with Pastor Josh Hall officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences may be shared at




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