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Shirley Jean Wille

Shirley Jean Wille, age 87, of Norman, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Norman, Arkansas. 

She was born February 11, 1934, in Washington, Missouri, to the late Harold and Irene Samson. She was united in marriage to the late Kenneth Wille May 5, 1951.

She was a loving and kind wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all. She was a bus driver for the Caddo Hills School District for many years, Teachers aid, homemaker, farmer, and was very active in her church community. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and gardening. She will be dearly missed by all those that knew her.

She is survived by sons, Harold Wille and wife, Sue of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and David Wille, of Norman, Arkansas; daughters, Kennetha Napier and husband John, of Norman, Arkansas, Rosanna Youngblood and husband Charles, of Ink, Arkansas; six grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Samson of Hays, Kansas; and sister Sherry Dobbins and husband Dan Dobbins of Lyons, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Irene Samson of Lyons Kansas; husband, Kenneth Wille; a son, Keith Jerome Wille; grandson, Kristopher Youngblood. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 30th, 2021, at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Father Joseph Shantiraj as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Rosary and visitation will be Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, from 6-8pm at Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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