DEXTER - Shirley Kirkland, 73, died Oct. 11, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston.
Born July 22, 1933, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Herbert and Zora Jeeter Brown, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter.
On Aug. 10, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., she married Robert "Bob" Kirkland who survives of the home in Dexter.
Other survivors include: one son, Michael F. Kirkland of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Deborah Shcott of New Hamburg and Cheryl Parker of Sikeston; four brothers, Bud Brown of Murrieta, Calif., Howard Brown of Cape Girardeau, Gene Brown of Millersville and Kenny Brown of St. Louis; two sisters, Charlene Holt of Sikeston and Ina Wyrick of Morehouse; and nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Three sisters, Laura Kitchen, Lorene Wamble and Lucille Payne, preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday with Dr. Kevin Chenoweth officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.