Funeral services for Shirley Ann Erwin Brandes, 77, Lawrence, KS, will be at 12:00 noon Monday, September 13, 2010 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will follow at the Eudora Cemetery, Eudora, KS. She died Friday, September 10, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Brandes was born on August 29, 1933 in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Harry and Edith Secor Scott.
She was a homemaker. She had also worked in the Circulation Department at the Lawrence Journal-World, King Radio and the Bonner Springs caves.
Ms. Brandes attended the Lone Star Church of the Brethren, was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary, the Daughters of the American Veterans and the Alford-Clarke Post #852 V.F.W. Auxiliary.
She was married to Leander Erwin. They later divorced. She then married Mack “Rusty” Brandes and he preceded her in death on February 4, 1988.
Survivors include: two daughters, Frances Maberry, of Lawrence, KS, Cindy Flippo, of Lawrence, KS, five sons; Michael L. (wife Sandra) Erwin, of Bonner Springs, KS, Ben Erwin, of Perry, KS, Joseph D. (wife, Janet) Erwin, of Eudora, KS, Lennie Erwin, of Lone Star, KS, and Lonnie (wife, Sharon) Erwin, of Haysville, KS. Also, she is survived by a sister, Sharon Duryea, of Camdenton, MO, twenty grandchildren, (Erica Knox, Anissa Erwin, Kalenna Erwin, Daniel Farnsworth, Jeremy Farnsworth, Shabecca Sturgeon, Darrin Farnsworth, Misty Finney, Bill Flippo, Jr., Krystal Wiggins, David Erwin, Kristin Doyle, Ashli Shain, Brandy Shain, Jacob Erwin, Adriene Erwin, Cody Erwin, Corey Erwin, Caleb Erwin, Randi Vestering), and twenty-three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lindsey Shain.
The family will greet friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the Grace Hospice (formerly Heart of America Hospice) and may be sent in care of the mortuary.