Shirlene Ann Hagler, 69, of Hugoton, Kansas, passed away on January 15th, 2018. She was born in Liberal, Kansas, daughter of the late Jewell Marie (Higgins) Burrows and George Henry Burrows, Jr.
Shirlene graduated from Fort Hays State University and received her Master’s Degree from Emporia State University, however a stint attending the University of Kansas left her a Jayhawk for life. She retired after decades working as a school psychologist in Southwest Kansas schools, enriching the lives of countless children in the process. During her years working in the school system, she would tell anyone who would listen that she loved her job and the kids, it was only the adults who caused problems!
Whip smart with a sarcastic sense of humor, Shirlene was quick to share her radiant smile. She loved God, watching Jayhawk basketball, gambling at casinos, and shopping on QVC, in that order. Her shopping addiction tended to overlap with her generosity as she frequently employed a “one for me, one for you” policy. A voracious reader, she was always in the middle of a good book. She was deeply empathetic, sharing in the joys and sorrows of those she loved. Most of all, Shirlene lived for her children, dedicating her life to their happiness. She delighted in her grandson, sharing his love of Star Wars and sleepover parties. She was loved by friends and family and will be missed by all.
Shirlene is survived by her two children Ryan Hagler and his fiancée, Rachel Felton; Amanda Mejia and her husband Jorge; her grandson Jackson Hagler; her brother Kenneth Burrows and his wife Michael; her sister Lori Rome and her husband David; eight nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Dennis Burrows.
A memorial has been established for First Christian Church and American Diabetes Association. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, KS. 67951.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the First Christian Church, Hugoton. Burial will follow at the Hugoton Cemetery, Hugoton, KS.
Friends may call Friday 10AM to 8PM at the Funeral Home.
Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home, Hugoton is in charge of arrangements