April Michelle “Shelly” Brodnax Piatt

April 18, 1970 - January 28, 2019
April Michelle “Shelly” Brodnax Piatt

April Michelle “Shelly” Brodnax Piatt, age 48, a resident of Girard, Kansas, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019, at the Freeman West Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri. She was born April 18, 1970, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the daughter of James Erwin Brodnax and Doris Jean Stanley Brodnax. She graduated from the Ft. Scott High School and later from Labette County Community College. She had worked as a CNA doing home health care and also assisting the school nurse for the Girard school district. Shelly cared deeply for her family and was a devoted mother to her two sons. She was always willing to help others any way she could.

Survivors include her two sons, Chase Piatt and wife, Courtney, of Arma, Kansas and Dalton Piatt, of Reno, Nevada. Also surviving are her parents, James Brodnax, of Girard, Kansas and Jeanne Stanley of Reno, Nevada; and two sisters, Tanya Morter and husband, Matt, of Ft. Scott, Kansas and Christina Larking and husband, Matthew, of Milford, Massachusetts.

Pastor Dale Samuels will conduct graveside services at 1:30 P.M. Thursday, January 31st at the West Liberty Cemetery east of Hammond, Kansas. Family and friends will meet Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery at 1:15 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.
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