Woman of the Year


Shirley McCown, 2019-2020 Woman of the Year

Shirley McCown, Woman of the Year 2019-2020

Shirley McCown was chosen as the Sedalia Business Women’s 2019-2020 Woman of the year for her outstanding service to SBW and to the Community. Several of her family members joined Sedalia Business Women to celebrate her award.

Shirley has been active in SBW for more than 18 years. For many years, she has chaired the Music Committee, or more accurately, she is the Music Committee. She always obtained music from local student musical groups for the December Christmas meeting. She assures beautiful, appropriate decorations and music for the installation of officers’ ceremony.

She is devout in her faith and spends many hours volunteering at her church. She works with the shoe ministry, providing shoes for school children who are in need of footwear. She volunteers for PATCH (Parents and their Children) and provides transportation for children to visit their parents in prison.  

Shirley is an active volunteer at Bothwell Regional Health Center on a regular basis and volunteers several hours weekly. As a cancer survivor, Shirley volunteers for the Cancer Center at the hospital. She is instrumental in organizing volunteers for the annual Lub Dub race and helps with organization, sign in, and various other jobs. She also helps with Meals on Wheels, Open Door donations, and ringing the Salvation Army bells for SBW.

Shirley is beautiful inside and out. She is a very caring and giving individual who works behind the scenes—never seeking the spotlight. She has a wonderful sense of humor. She is one of our unsung heroes and exemplifies the attributes of “Woman of the Year.”

Congratulations, Shirley, for this well-deserved honor.




Past Women of the Year 2018-1979

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