Obituary of Shirley J. Free
Shirley J. Free, the daughter of William Kasl and Anna (Cherney) Kasl was born December 2, 1938 in rural Wayne, KS and passed away on July 5, 2021 at the Jewell County Hospital-ISB, Mankato, KS at the age of 82 years, 7 months, and 3 days.
Shirley grew up in rural Cuba, KS, graduating from Cuba High School. On April 22, 1960, she was united in marriage to Benny O. Free and to this union was born: Cindy, Becky, and Curtis. The couple made their home in Formoso, KS.
Shirley was a bookkeeper for grain elevators and livestock companies in Republic and Jewell Counties. After her retirement, she worked part time at the Central National Bank in Formoso.
Shirley was a member of the Formoso Community Church, Formoso, KS. She also was a 4-H project leader and was a member of the Formoso Community Pride Committee for several years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Benny O. Free in 2018; brother, Don Kasl; and sister, Wilma Janousek.
Shirley is survived by one son, Curtis (Jody) Free of Salina, KS; two daughters, Cindy (Nick) Kimes of Harrison, AR and Becky (Bob) Roush of Formoso, KS; four grandchildren, Annika Free and Dane Free both of Salina, KS, Luke (Lauren) Roush of El Dorado, KS, and Samantha (Alan) Sramek of La Crosse, KS; 5 great grandchildren, Westen, Levi, & Sadie Roush, Brayden & Emma Sramek; one step grandchild, Kara Tramell of Harrison, AR; two step-great grandchildren, Erin and Becca Tramell; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the Formoso Community Church, Formoso, KS with Pastor Daniel Waide, officiating.
Interment will follow at the Balch Cemetery, rural Formoso.
Visitation will be from 1 PM until 8 PM on Friday at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS with the family greeting friends from 5 PM until 7 PM on Friday.
Memorials are suggested to the Shirley J. Free Memorial to be designated later.
Online condolences at www.bachelor-surber.com
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.
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