The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 13, 2014

Shirley Ann Atkerson

JOPLIN, Mo. — Shirley Ann Atkerson, 86, of Joplin, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at her home.

She was born on March 30, 1927, in Webb City, to John and Bessie Kilgore Palmer. Shirley was a secretary for the Carl Junction School District for many years and also a member of the First Baptist Church, of Webb City.

She married George Robert Atkerson on Sept. 28, 1946, in Webb City, and he preceded her in death on March 13, 2010.

Shirley is survived by her daughters, Terri Felgate, of Valley Park, Mo., Rebecca Klier and husband, Michael, of West Bloomfield, Mich., and Nancy Russell and husband, Robert Zwolak, of Etna, N.H.; grandchildren, Brian Felgate and wife, Jacqui, Michelle Brinker and husband, Brian and Krista Scott and husband, Lynn; and great-grandchildren, Andrew Felgate, Carley Felgate, Madelyn Brinker, Alexis Brinker, Elayna Brinker and Christopher Scott.  

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, of Webb City, with Rev. Bob Easton and Rev. Ron Woody officiating with burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Simpson Funeral Home, of Webb City.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in her memory.

Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.

Visit for online condolences.

Text Only
  • mason woodard Mary A. Ash

    Mary A. Ash, age 80, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 12:56 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, following a battle with Parkinson's disease.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • David Nuel Scroggins

    In memory of David Nuel Scroggins 1948 - 2012

    July 23, 2014

  • Judy A. Orton Judy A. Orton

    Judy A. Orton, 58, of Joplin, Mo. passed away early Monday, July 21, 2014 at Joplin Health & Rehabilitation following a long illness.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Jo Arkle Jo Arkle

    Jo Arkle, 79, Joplin, Mo.,  died July 20, 2014, at Freeman West, Joplin.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Carolyn Anderson Carolyn "Sue" Anderson

    Carolyn "Sue" Anderson, 69, Pierce City, Mo., died July 19, 2014, at her home, following a short illness

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary White Mary White

    Mary Lorraine White, 59, of Joplin, Mo., completed her journey up the stairway to heaven on July 16, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Blake Aggus Blake Aggus

    Blake Austin Aggus, 23, died July 18, 2014, at his home in Hollister, Mo. He was born September 21, 1990 in Joplin.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Derfelt Edward Crowder

    BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. - Edward Crowder, 72, passed away at his home in Baxter Springs on July 19, 2014, after a battle with cancer.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Simpson Herbert E. Kirkpatrick

    Herbert E. Kirkpatrick Sr. "Guitar Man", age 77, passed away July 19, 2014, in Joplin.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Matthew Brewer Matthew Brewer

    July 21, 1987 - Aug. 24, 2011

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo