Funeral services for Shirley May Earls, 71, Mountain View, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Junction Hill Pentecostal Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Earls died at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Mercy St. Francis Hospital.
She was born April 5, 1942, at West Plains, Missouri, to Estel VonAllmen and Ruby May Montgomery VonAllmen Earls. On July 11, 1959, she was married at Trenton, Georgia, to Gerald “Jerry” Dwain Earls, who preceded her in death on July 16, 2008. Before her retirement, Mrs. Earls worked at Invensys. She enjoyed her years spent as a dairy farmer, loved her family, cooking for get-togethers and was known by many as “Meemee”. Mrs. Earls was of the Pentecostal faith and attended Hilltop Holiness Church, Willow Springs, Missouri.
She is survived by five children, Sheryl Webb, husband, Donald, Mountain View, Missouri, Gerald “Randy” Earls, wife, Karen, Fouke, Arkansas, Leland Earls, wife, Angela, Pomona, Missouri, Floyd Earls, wife, Laurie, Mountain View, Missouri and Jessie “Leowen” Earls, wife, Mary Ann, Willow Springs, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren, Jessica May Moran, husband, Travis, Vanessa Rae White, husband, Billy, Ashley Pruett, husband, Toby, Katrina Lee Earls, Ethan Lawann Earls, Kendra Denise Earls, Dalton Ray Earls, Dedra Brooke Earls, Alexa Hope Earls, Erika Leann Earls, Cassandra Mae Hutchins, husband, Trent, Samantha Leann Earls, Joel Leowen Earls, Hannah May Gainey, husband, Brandon, Duranda Renee’ Earls, Tobin Hardin and Trevor Hardin; four great-grandchildren, Brylee Shae Moran, Braiden Scott Moran, Chloe Pruett and Bella Gainey; two brothers, Dennis VonAllmen, wife, Joyce, West Plains, Missouri and Doyle VonAllmen, wife, Nita, Springfield, Missouri; one sister, Bonnie Matlock, husband, James, Western Grove, Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, one brother, Jerry VonAllmen, his wife, Sandy and one infant brother, Billy Ray VonAllmen, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Elk Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Elk Creek Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.