Shirley Joy Streety passed away Monday, May 4, 2020. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. We will celebrate her life of 84 years at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Ropesville Church of Christ. Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish and view her life and service tribute at www.memorialdesigners.net.
Shirley Joy Streety was born on September 23, 1935 to Thurman and Elaine (Cowart) Faver in Chalk, TX. They moved to the Fieldton community near Littlefield in 1941. She attended Littlefield schools and graduated in 1951. She worked at the county courthouse and then at Littlefield Abstract office. Keith and Shirley were married on August 15, 1953 on Keith’s 18th birthday. They moved to Lubbock where she worked at the old Methodist Hospital while Keith attended Texas Tech. The next year they were expecting their first child and moved back to Littlefield. They lived there until 1958 when they moved to the Ropesville community where they lived until January of 2016, when they moved to Crown Point in Lubbock.
They began farming in the Ropesville community and started a wonderful life together. Shirley played a huge role in the farming operation as well as being an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother. She was very active in her church and community. She was an outstanding cook, seamstress, and upholsterer. On the farm, she was a bookkeeper, hoe hand, spray hand, tractor driver and whatever else was needed. She served on the Hockley County Farm Service Agency board for many years. She accompanied Keith on numerous business trips across the country for thirty plus years, serving the cotton industry well. She was well liked and respected by those she came in contact with.
Her greatest love and joy was her family. She loved and adored her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. She never turned down an opportunity to see them, help them, keep them, or attend any activity they might be involved in. Her family returned the love to her and made many precious memories with her that will never be forgotten. She was a wonderful example of what a Christian woman should be to all around her. She was dearly loved by her church family.
Even when she moved to Crown Point Health Suites, she became a well loved and respected resident there and was the unofficial counsellor for many nurses, cooks, and staff. Everyone that worked there knew and adored her and treated her like their own.
Survivors include her two sons, Tony of Ropesville; and Riky and wife Mitzi of Meadow, three grandchildren, Brooke and husband Jordan Stegemoeller, Stoney and wife Ashley Streety, and Tanner Streety; six great-grandchildren, Rylan Stegemoeller, Hayden Stegemoeller, Hudson Stegemoeller, Kambry Streety, Jaden Streety, and Kolby Streety; and a brother, Dwight and wife Carole Faver.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Keith Streety, her parents and two brothers, Burley Faver, and Dean Faver.
The family would like to thank all of the family and friends that have reached out to us at this time. A special thank you to all of the people at Crown Point Health Suites over the past 4 years that have been so wonderful to our parents and loved them well.
The family of Shirley Streety has designated the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home at https://nmcch.org/donate/or the Ropesville Church of Christ, 301 Main Street, Ropesville, Texas 79358 for memorial contributions in her memory.