Shirley Lois Gaffga

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Shirley Lois Gaffga, 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018, at her home.

She was born March 27, 1940, in Paris, Mo., the daughter of Harold and Norine (Smith) Timmons. She married Jim Hensley, who preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and one son, Ronnie Lee Burks.

On March 27, 1999, she was united in marriage to James Gaffga, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, James Ray Lockwood of Paris, Mo.; four daughters, Shirladean Burks Day of California, Mo., Anna Jean Burks Tiffany and her husband Charles of Sturgeon, Tanya Ruth Burks Behrle of Salem, and Charlotte Rene Spencer of Berryville, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; and 19 great- grandchildren.

She received her education in Paris, Mo., where she graduated from high school. She moved to Shell Knob about 20 years ago. She had been employed at Tysonís in Berryville, Ark., and had also worked at Country Fresh Grocery in Shell Knob.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Shell Knob where services were held Friday, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob. Pastor Bob Gaddis conducted the services. Burial was at Painter Cemetery in Shell Knob.

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