A memorial service for Shirley Christine Edgeller, 73, West Plains, Missouri, will be held Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church, West Plains, Missouri.

Mrs. Edgeller passed away at 6:53 p.m., Monday, January 25, 2021, at her home.

She was born October 1, 1947, at Rector, Arkansas, to Marion Merle Bracken and Olla Frances Hardin Bracken.  On December 1, 1978, she was married at Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Vincent Fredrick (Fred) Edgeller, Jr.  Shirley graduated from Rector High School, Rector, Arkansas in 1965.  She attended Crowley’s Ridge College in Paragould, Arkansas and graduated from University of Missouri Columbia in May, 1992 with a Master’s degree.  She was a Christian and was a member of First Baptist Church, West Plains.  Shirley loved plants of all kinds, feeding and watching her birds, reading and especially loved her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Edgeller, of the family home; one son, Lee J. Matthews, West Plains; one daughter, Sarah Ledbetter and fiancé Chad French, West Plains; seven grandchildren, McKenzie, Wyatt, Cheyanne, Kaylee, Westin, Paisley and Conner; her mother, Olla Frances Bracken, Rector, Arkansas; and a host of wonderful friends.

Her father and step-mother, Merle and Frances Bracken, one brother, Joe Bracken, one son-in-law, Jason Ledbetter, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Vincent and Martha Edgeller and friend, Mike White, preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association or Spina Bifida Association and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.