Shelley Laun (McDiffett) Lee

Shelley Laun (McDiffett) Lee

February 14, 1957 – September 15, 2021

Shelley Laun (McDiffett) Lee was born on February 14, 1957, in Junction City, Kansas.  She attended Council Grove High School, graduating in 1975.

After graduation, Shelley worked in a variety of jobs including teaching preschool at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, and Andersen Electric where she met her husband, Bill, who was employed with Echo Electric.  Shelley’s hobbies and interests were watching the holiday shows on the Hallmark channel, shopping on QVC, reading and being at her grandchildren’s sporting events!  Shelley loved to sing, and everything Christmas!  However, above all else, Shelley’s true passion was her family.  She was married to her husband, Bill Lee, for sixteen years and was a devoted wife, as well as a loving mother to Jason and Colin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia and Kenneth McDiffett; sister, Cindy McDiffett; grandparents, Berta and Homer McDiffett and Esther and Elmer Swenson.  She is survived by her husband, Bill; sons, Jason (Stacy) Shockey and Colin (Jess) Shockey; stepdaughters, Stacey (Brian) Cucura and Jessica Lee; grandchildren: Ava, Tyler, Andrew, CJ, Easton, Kyler, Paxton, Mya, Brielle, Camilla, and Seraphina; brothers: Jeff McDiffett, Tim (Mary) McDiffett, and Kelly (Sandi) McDiffett; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 26th from 5pm to 7pm at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S. 96th St. in LaVista.  FUNERAL: Monday, September 27th at 11 am at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church with a lunch following.   Memorials may be directed to the family.



  • Sharon Struve Posted September 19, 2021 1:19 pm

    When I joined BSLC in 2002 I was privileged to sing in the choir with Shelley. She had such a beautiful voice. May our loving God fill your hearts with His peace as y9u remember the song of Shelley’s life. Jesus is holding her in His arms now. Blessings, Sharon Struve

  • Peggy Schultz Posted September 20, 2021 9:44 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Shelley’s passing. Her voice was beautiful and now she is truly”On Eagles Wings!” My family never hears that song that we don’t think of her singing it! Our Sympathy ❤️

  • Heidi and Roger Chable Posted September 22, 2021 7:46 pm

    Bill so sorry to hear of Shelley passing. She was so full of life and so bubbly. She was glitter and sunshine everytime we saw her. We are here if you need anything.

  • Bev Maley Posted September 23, 2021 8:12 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear about Shelley! I will always remember her great singing voice! Thoughts and prayers to her family.

  • Patricia. Cunningham Posted September 26, 2021 12:27 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Shelley. She was always such a precious joy in high school

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