Cass County Democrat Missourian
Cass County, Missouri
Saturday, October16, 2010
OBITUARY - SHIRLEY ANN (BEAR) CHASE
December 11, 1930 - October 4, 2010
Shirley CHASE, 79 Drexel, passed away Oct. 4, 2010 at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville.
Shirley was born December 11, 1930 in Union Township, Ringgold County, Iowa, daughter of Glenn Franklin and Katherine (BROCKWAY)
BEAR. She married Lawrence CHASE, a true "Mr. Fix-It," and to this union, four children were born.
She was once a Candy
Striper at the old Bates County Hospital and also cared for newborns there. She worked for Western Electric until health
forced her to stop.
Shirley was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, dancing, birds and her dog, Casper. She was a member
of the Harrisonville Chapter of the Eastern Star, and had been a member of the Drexel chapter until it ceased.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence; a son, Kenny CHASE; and two sisters.
She is survived by two son, Gary CHASE and wife Rosie, daughter Donna RUBY and husband Charles, and son David CHASE;
seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way.
Cremation, with a family memorial service beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Sharon Cemetery, Drexel.
Written messages may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements: Mullinax Funeral Home, 136 E. Main St., P.O. Box 500, Drexel, MO 64742; 816-657-4400.
Submission by Ramon and Deloris BEAR, October of 2010
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