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September 26, 1935 July 11, 2018
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Shirley Ann (Walker) Garton, age 82, of Republic, Missouri, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. She passed in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 26, 1935 in Lebanon, Missouri, to Roy and Violet (Barber) Walker.

Shirley loved her family and the Lord more than anything. She served the Lord through several ministries at the Bible Baptist Church in Republic, using her artistic talents and beautiful singing voice. She was a published poet and author of “The Brookline Shootout.”

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, grandson David Ashley, great grandson Grady Garton, and many beloved aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her children, Steve Garton (Mary), Kathy Ledbetter, Laurie Piper (Leland), Tim Garton (Kathy), and Brad Garton (Lesa); 12 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Meadors Funeral Home in Republic. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, also at Meadors Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Brookline Cemetery. Pastor Bud Everett will officiate the services. Donations can be made to Seasons Hospice, 1831 W. Melville Rd., Springfield, MO 65803. Family and friends may share online condolences on this website, at

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