Shelly Kathleen Culley, age 58, of Lohman, Mo., passed away Friday, July 24. 2020 at her home.
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Shelly was born June 16, 1962 in Springfield, Mo., the daughter of Charles William “Bill” and Corine Adele (Lowe) Culley.
A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Shelly was a 1980 graduate of Jefferson City High School. After high school, Shelly attended Merrell University, where she graduated with an Associate’s degree in Cosmetology.
Shelly spent several years as a hair stylist in Jefferson City. She was proud to work 26 years with numerous state agencies for the State of Missouri until her retirement in 2015.
She met Michael Haaf over twenty years ago and they have been inseparable since that time. She truly loved sharing the same hobbies as Michael and their winter trips together to Oklahoma and Arkansas to see friends and family.
From a young age, Shelly had a passion for riding and showing horses. From her talents and energy with horses she was able to win many ribbons and trophies. She loved animals in their entirety. After retirement, Shelly used her spare time to start collecting and reselling.
Survivors include: her loving partner, Michael Haaf of Lohman, Mo.; two brothers, Stan Culley of Jefferson City, Mo. and Stephen Culley of Collinsville, Ok.; several nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces and great nephews.
Shelly was preceded in death by her parents, C.W. “Bill” and Corine Culley; maternal grandparents, Guy and Elsie Lowe; and one brother, Scott Culley.
A private memorial service will be held with family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Jefferson City Animal Shelter, 2308 Hyde Park Road, Jefferson City, Mo. 65109.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeman Mortuary.