Shirlene Francis DeSpain

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Shirlene Francis DeSpain

May 08, 1935 - July 12, 2016

Shirlene Francis DeSpain Shirlene Francis (Marney) DeSpain, age 81, of Wheaton, Mo., went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
She was born May 8, 1935, in Rocky Comfort, Mo., the daughter of Champ and Kate McNeill Marney.
In 1954 she married Jim DeSpain and to this union seven children were born.
Surviving are five daughters, Marti DeSpain and partner, Lori, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Nema McCullah, of Wheaton, Renee Christman and her husband, Rick, of Stella, Mo., Christi Rippen and her husband, Jeff, of Decatur, Ala., and Trish Stephens and her husband, Lance, of Rocky Comfort, Mo.; one son, Jim DeSpain Jr. and his wife, Katrina, of Hawthorne, Calif.; one brother, John Marney and his wife, Jean, of Exeter, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, Joel Haynes, Tiffany Hale, Lindsay Johnson, Reece Steele, Jim DeSpain III, Brandon Tichenor, Nash Rippen, Vanessa Banks, Logan Moore and Toby Moore; 11 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Pam DeSpain Channel; a granddaughter, Cassadi Rippen; two brothers, Dale and J.R. Marney; and one sister, Betty Haufler.
Shirlene grew up and received her education at Rocky Comfort, where she graduated from high school. She resided in Kansas City several years and was employed as a secretary for an insurance company there for nine years. In 1969, she moved to Rocky Comfort and was employed at Con-Agra, in Neosho, Mo. She was a member of Bethlehem Church, Rocky Comfort.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, in Bethlehem Church under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Nolan McNeill Jr, Brother Hap Anders and Brother Scott Mitchell will conduct the services. Burial will be in Rocky Comfort Cemetery. at Rocky Comfort. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton.
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Published on July 14, 2016
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