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Shirley J.  Whitford
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Obituary for Shirley J. Whitford

Shirley J. Whitford, 76, of Sullivan, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Meramec Nursing Center in Sullivan.

Shirley Jean Sullivan was born on September 30, 1941 to James Luther and Bertha Florence (Cooksey) Sullivan in Caldwell County, Kentucky. She was raised and attended school in Kentucky. On November 15, 1957, Shirley was united in marriage to Willis Ronald Whitford. Together, they celebrated 49 years of marriage. Willis and Shirley moved from Kentucky to New Mexico and finally to Sullivan, where they made their home and raised their family. Shirley was employed by Walmart as a Department Manager until her retirement. She was active in the Missouri Baptist Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the Red Hat Ladies. Shirley was member of Word of Life in Sullivan, she enjoyed traveling, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Shirley had a great sense of humor, a wonderful smile and was a great prayer warrior.

Shirley is survived by her children, Ronald Whitford and wife Peggy of Ottawa, KS; Timothy Whitford of Lonedell, MO; and Jeffery Whitford of Sullivan, MO; special daughter-in-law and caregiver, Madonna Whitford of Sullivan, MO; nine grandchildren, Aaron, Daniel, T.J., Robbie, Tony, Donneta, Nathan, Cody and Mikayla Whitford; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, James Sullivan and wife Vickie of AZ; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Whitford; her parents, James and Bertha (Cooksey) Sullivan; and two sisters, Faye Aschbacher and Sharon Weathers.

Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the Eaton Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Reedville Cemetery.

Friends may send online condolences to the Whitford family at www.eatonfuneralhome.com.

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan and Bourbon, Missouri.


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Visitation

Tuesday

21

Nov

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Visitation

Wednesday

22

Nov

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Service

Wednesday

22

Nov

1:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Cemetery Details

Location

Reedville Cemetery

25016 State Hwy A
Sullivan, Missouri 63080

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