Shirley R. Alspach

Monday, March 20, 2017

Shirley R. Alspach, 85, of Marshall, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at The Lutheran Nursing Home in Concordia.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation. Friends may sign the online register book at

Born Jan. 16, 1932, in Pomona, Calif., Shirley was the daughter of the late Parnell Conway and Ella Mae Stolsworth Conway. On Nov. 18, 1950, she married Robert Raymond Alspach, who preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 2006. She lived in Saline County most of her life and was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors include three children, Barbara Riddle of Huntsville, and Mike Alspach and Patti Baxter, both of Marshall; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, Shirley was preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Hartline; and two sisters, Lyle Burlingame and Faye Roloff.