Shirley Marie Quaintance, 69, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away on December
7, 2017. Open visitation/celebration of life will be held on Friday, December
15, 2017 from 5-7pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD. Shirley
Marie Schneider was born on December 25, 1947, to Lawrence and Margaret
Schneider, in Madison, SD. She was one of five children. Shirley was raised
on a farm in Howard, SD. Growing up, she was very active as a cheerleader,
a member of all-state-band playing the clarinet, skiing, and reading.
She married John C. Quaintance on December 28, 1968 and they attended
the University of South Dakota together. She received her Bachelors in
German from USD in 1970. Shirley and John then moved to Sioux Falls, SD.
In 1980, she received her Bachelors in accounting and began her accounting
career in Sioux Falls. She and John later divorced and she then met her
lifelong partner, Jeffrey Cullison. She and Jeffrey had three children
together and spent most of their lives in Sioux Falls, until 2011 when
they moved to Tulsa, OK. Shirley had recently become a grandmother in
the last few years and they were her pride and joy. Shirley was a tremendous
mother and significant other who loved to story tell, she was an avid
sports fan and could probably win any game show around. Shirley was proceeded
in death by her parents, her brother Robert, and sister Lillian Petrik.
She is survived by her longtime partner Jeff, daughter Sarah Cullison,
sons Mark (Megan), and Anthony Cullison, two grandchildren Anna and Lex
Cullison, and sisters Connie (Larry) Levering, and Dorothy (Bob) Payne.