Shirley Ann (Eason) Fairchild was born January 19, 1936 near El Dorado Springs, Missouri to Francis L. and Myrtle E (Lee) Eason. She passed away April 23, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.
On September 3, 1954 she was united in marriage to Claude F. Fairchild. Claude and Shirley were married sixteen years when they adopted two young children, Charles Joseph Chadwick and Kelly Ann Chadwick of Monett, Missouri. One of Shirley’s successes was graduating from nursing school in Nevada, Missouri. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Bolivar Hospital and the nursing home for twelve years.
Shirley’s hobbies included sewing, deer hunting, fishing, gardening, planting flowers, and spending time with her family, friends and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Claude, of the home; their two children, Charles Joseph Fairchild and wife, Carla, and Kelly Ann and husband, David Loane; seven grandchildren, Sabrina, Bethany, Mary, and Clayton Loane, and Kayla, Ashley and Blake Fairchild; six brothers, Roger, Dub, Larry, Loren, Gary, and Wendall Eason; one sister, Brenda Eason; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Shirley was an especially loving mother and grandmother and loved to help her neighbors. She will surely be missed by all.