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Helen Shirrell

FARMINGTON – Helen Melissa Shirrell of Farmington passed away on May 24, 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert L. and Maggie M. (Reynolds) Worley, her husband in 1989 of 52 years, Noah Shirrell, one sister, Thelma Price, infant twin brother, Henry Worley, and infant sister Gladys Marie Worley.

She is survived by two daughters, Frances Mae (David) Laney, and Helen Marie (Tony) Mattina, one son, James Ray Shirrell, seven grandchildren, Andrea (Mike) Maples, Suzanne (Stephen) Harris, Jennifer (Kevin) Manes, Mark (Jennifer) Mattina, Michael (Alissa) Mattina, Jayme (Guss) Alexander, Jana (Jason) Everett, six great-grandchildren, three sisters, Bernice Cleve, Dorothy Mae Brann, and Norma Jean (William) Johnson, one brother Theron Lee (Erma) Worley.

Friends may call at the Cozean Memorial Chapel today from 5 to 9 p.m. Visitation will resume on Friday at 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and continue at the First Baptist Church of Farmington at 10 a.m. until time of service. A funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Farmington on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Dr. William Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Parkview Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the Missouri Society for the Blind. Complete obituary online at

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