Shirley A. (Arner) Beasley

May 1, 1927 ~ April 1, 2022 (age 94)


Shirley A. Beasley, 94, of Kansas City, MO (formerly of Ford City) died October 2, 2021, in Kansas City, MO.

She was born May 1, 1927, in Ford City, PA, a daughter of the late Henry E. and Gertrude S. (Brown) Arner.

Shirley was a member of the Ruskin Heights Lutheran Church of Kansas City, MO. She was a former member of Grace Lutheran Church, Manorville.  She previously worked as a florist at the former Arner's Florist of Ford City, and was also a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service.

Surviving are two sons, Scott Arner Beasley of Pattaga, Thailand, and Brett O. (Sherri) Beasley, of Freeman, MO, their children, Amy (Fred) Weixeldorfer and Chad (Abby) Beasley, and their grandchildren, Brody Max, Huck, and Nash.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jedd A. Beasley; her sister, Helen Spence; and two brothers Richard Dale Arner and Paul A. Arner.

A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at the Welch Funeral Service LLC, 1032 Fourth Avenue, Ford City, with Pastor Eric Damon officiating. Interment will follow in the Kittanning Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 708 Water Street, Manorville, PA  16238.  To share memories or condolences, please visit

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Memorial Service
April 16, 2022

12:00 PM
Welch Funeral Home
1032 4th Ave
Ford City, PA 16226

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