SIKESTON - Shirley Jean Sadegh Withrow, 62, died at 12:05 a.m. March 21, 2002, at her home.
Born Sept. 14, 1939, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James Richard and Myra Aliene Adcock Hill, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. A 1957 graduate of Sikeston High School, she owned and operated the One Day Cleaners from 1986-2000. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 37 years before retiring in February 2000 and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and served as president of the Cotton Club for two years. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi, where she was named Girl of the Year and Valentine Queen.
On July 1, 2000, she married Ted Withrow who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Shamsy Sadegh of Sikeston and Sherril Earley of Essex; two sisters, Leta Faye Swinney of Benton and Margo Mueller of Livermore, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Terri Dobson and Amy Henries of Louisville, Ky., and Beverly Spoede of Warrenton; one stepson, Gordon Withrow of Dublin, Ohio; two grandchildren, Jennifer Earley of Springfield and Ryan Earley of O'Fallon; and seven stepgrandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Bill Koch, pastor of the First United Methodist Church and the Rev. Sandra Schaller, associate pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Sikeston City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to:
the First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 682
Sikeston, Mo. 63801