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Shirley Lee Ann Richter, 81

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Shirley Lee Ann Richter, 81, of Cabot, Arkansas passed from this life on January 13, 2016. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 28, 1934 to the late Verdie Ellmont and Lela Edith Westfall.

Shirley is survived by her two sons, Stephen Richter (JoAnn) and Jeffrey Scott Richter (Mary Engleman); son in law, James McCarty; grandchildren, Lindsey Richter-Porter (Patrick), Sean Richter, Jeffery S. Richter Jr. (Christine); great-grandchildren, Madison Ransom, Zoie Porter, Landon Porter, and Reed Richter; dear friend Lynn Slavicek Richter and numerous other friends and loved ones. She is also preceded in death by her husband Russell Richter, daughter Teri McCarty and three brothers, Jim, Burnell, and Dale Westfall.

Before retiring to Dauphin Island, Alabama, Shirley made a career of serving as Assistant to the President of Logan College and later became Assistant City Clerk for the City of Glendale, Missouri. Shirley enjoyed the artistic hobbies of painting and creation of stained glass, as well as cooking for her friends and family. She was of the Episcopal Faith.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at‎

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Shirley will be interred with Russell in the “Garden of Christus” at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lemay, Missouri. A private grave site service will be held at a later date. Updated information will be available at


  • Twila Hayden-Baker Posted January 18, 2016 8:55 AM

    God Bless you and your families.

  • Don Bresnan Posted January 18, 2016 12:32 PM

    I’ll always remember her smile , beauty and laughter. I cheerish my family memories with Shirley , Russell, Steven , Scott and Teri !
    May God Bless You All +

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