Shirley Janette Beehler

Shirley Janette Beehler

Shirley Janette Beehler, age 77, of Flemington, Mo. passed away on Tuesday night, April 9, 2013, at her home in Flemington.

She was born on March 9, 1936, in Parnell, Mo. the daughter of Vea and Izola Arnold.

Shirley was united in marriage to Asa Paul Beehler on June 18, 1955, in Fox River Heights, Ill. Shirley worked as a teacher’s aide in St. Charles, Ill. and Kodiak Island, Alaska before becoming a homemaker in Flemington. She was a member of the Bethel Southern Baptist Church in Pittsburg, Mo.

She is preceded in death by her parents Vea and Izola; her son, Nevin Sterling Beehler; seven brothers, Donice Arnold, Vernon Arnold, Afton Kelly Arnold, Ronald Arnold, George Norman Arnold, Garland Arnold, and Ora Lestel Arnold; two sisters, LaQuita Joan Arnold, and Carmen Deaver.

She is survived by her husband, Asa; two sons, Bruce Beehler and his wife Lila of Kodiak Island, Alaska, Kevin Beehler of Flemington, Mo.; and six grandchildren, Brenda Beehler of Bellingham, Wash., Rachel Whiddon and her husband Ian of Kodiak Island, Alaska, Daniel Beehler of Kodiak Island, Alaska, Julie Beehler of Kodiak Island, Alaska, Asa R. Beehler and his wife La Donna of Flemington, Mo., and Aric Beehler of Springfield, Missouri; four great-grandchildren, Elijah Beehler of Bolivar, Mo., Julia Beehler of Bolivar, Mo., Eydis Whiddon of Kodiak Island, Alaska, and Dane Whiddon of Kodiak Island, Alaska.

She is also survived by her five sisters, Georgine Gilbert of St. Joseph, Mo., Bonnie Velita Neidel and her husband Harry of Hermitage, Mo., Sharon Lehman and her husband Joe of Hermitage, Mo., Sandra Gillpatrick and her husband Bob of Overland Park, Kansas, and Marcella Braddy and her husband Floyd of St. Charles, Ill.; two brothers Edward Arnold of Urbana, Mo., and Carl Arnold and his wife Joan of Wathena, Kansas; and her sister-in-law Joan Dick, along with a host of nieces and nephews that mourn her passing.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013, at Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar, Mo.

Visitation was held from 9-10:30 a.m. on Monday prior to service time at Butler Funeral Home.

Burial will take place on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Bower’s Chapel Cemetery in Urbana, Mo.

Friends and family may sign the guestbook or leave private condolences at

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Shirley Beehler to the Bethel Southern Baptist Church P.O. Box 52, Pittsburg, Mo., 65724.

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