Shirlene Francis (Marney) DeSpain

Monday, July 18, 2016

Shirlene Francis (Marney) DeSpain, 81, of Wheaton, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

She was born May 8, 1935, in Rocky Comfort, the daughter of Champ and Kate McNeill Marney. In 1954, she married Jim DeSpain.

Survivors include: five daughters, Marti DeSpain of Scottsdale, Ariz., Nema McCullah, of Wheaton, Renee Christman and her husband, Rick, of Stella, Christi Rippen and her husband, Jeff, of Decatur, Ala., and Trish Stephens and her husband, Lance, of Rocky Comfort; one son, Jim DeSpain, Jr., and his wife, Katrina, of Hawthorne, Calif.; one brother, John Marney and his wife, Jean, of Exeter; 10 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Pam DeSpain Channel; a granddaughter; two brothers, Dale and J.R. Marney; and one sister, Betty Haufler.

She graduated from Rocky Comfort High School. She resided in Kansas City several years and in 1969, she moved to Rocky Comfort and was employed at Con-Agra in Neosho. She was a member of Bethlehem Church.

Funeral services were held Saturday in Bethlehem Church under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Nolan McNeill II, Brother Hap Anders and Brother Scott Mitchell conducted the services. Burial was Rocky Comfort Cemetery.

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