Thursday, January 17, 2008

Shirley I. Kelley, 65, formerly of the Cassville and Eagle Rock area, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, in Joplin.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1942, in Parsons, Kan., the daughter of Lyle and Mildred (Finley) Sailsbury. She married James Kelley in 1978 in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2004. She was a licensed practical nurse and a previous employee of the Roaring River Resort.

Survivors include: seven sons, James, Steve, Randy, Robbie, Gary, Kenny, and Ben; one daughter, Angie; one brother, Gene Sailsbury; and 15 grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Dean Sailsbury.

Memorial services were held on Friday at White Funeral Home in Cassville, with words of comfort spoken by close friends and family.

Arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home, Cassville.