Mrs. Shirley M. Beeler, 79, of the Sycamore Healthcare Centre, formerly of 313 Glendale, died at 1:12 a.m. Sunday (May 4, 2014) in Sycamore Healthcare Centre. Born May 25, 1934, in Quincy, Shirley was a daughter of Dale and Marjorie Kirsch Vahle. She married E. Wayne Beeler on Aug. 9, 1975, in Quincy. He died in 2001. Shirley was employed at Motorola until its closing and then as a tool and die maker at Gardner Denver for many years. She later was employed in the restaurant at Bergner's until its closing. An avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, Shirley also enjoyed traveling and her trips to the casino. She devoted her life to her family and cherished the time she spent with them. Survivors include a daughter, Chris Smith (Rick) and their children, Danny Smith (Amy) and his son, Daniel Smith, Darren Smith and his son, Ayden Smith; a son, Shaun Houston (Sarah) and their children, Tyler Houston, Paige Houston, Blake Houston and Shauna Houston; a daughter, Stacey Houston and her children, Anthony Wert, Jamie Owsley, Cherish Wert and Chase Owsley; a brother, Richard "Rich" Vahle (Barb) of Quincy; and loving nieces and nephews. Mrs. Beeler was preceded in death by her father, Dale Vahle; her mother, Marjorie Praul; her stepfather, Gerald "Doc" Praul; a brother, Dan Vahle; and a sister, Jean Timme. SERVICES: Mrs. Beeler was cremated. Memorial services for Shirley and Wayne Beeler will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Greenmount Cemetery, where they will be inurned together. VISITATION: There is no visitation, but friends are invited to the services. MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from May 7 to May 9, 2014