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Shirley Gehring, age 87

Shirley Gehring, age 87, of Wheatley, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2024. She was born in Hilleman, Arkansas on February 1, 1937 to Leland K. Kinder and Velma (James) Kinder.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Paul Gehring Jr; two sons Ronnie Paul Gehring and Lonnie Paul Gehring; one brother Buddy Kinder; and three sisters Lois Williams, Lottia Martin, and Cova Ann Fraze.

She is survived by her son Randy Gehring and his wife Robin Gehring; five grandchildren Adam Gehring (Tiffany), Andrew Gehring (Cassie), Anna Gehring Moore (Will), Laura Gehring, and Sarah Provence (Mark); 8 great-grandchildren Britain Jones, Max Hinton, Swayzi Engram, Knox Provence, Reese Provence, Addison Gehring, Oliver Gehring, and Scarlett Gehring; one brother Jerry Kinder; two sisters Connie Sims and Linda Plummer; along with a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Shirley was a Farmer’s Wife and co-owned Gehring Farms of Wheatley, Arkansas with her family. She was a talented artist and enjoyed oil painting, horse races, casinos, and traveling with her late husband, Paul.

A visitation will be held to honor Shirley’s life on Monday, April 1, 2024 at 1:00pm with a funeral service starting at 2:00pm at One Accord Baptist Church in Wheatley, Arkansas. Interment to follow at Posey Cemetery in Wheatley, Arkansas.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Kathy Clifton Duncan Posted March 29, 2024 11:01 PM

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. Many precious memories of Mrs. Shirley. my God, give all of you peace and comfort

  • Homer & Nancy Williams Posted March 30, 2024 5:06 AM

    Our prayers are with all the family. She will be greatly missed.

  • Florence Burton Posted March 30, 2024 9:43 AM

    She was a very dear friend of mine for many years. We had a lot of good times over the years!!! She will be missed.

  • Kenny and Sharon Long Posted March 30, 2024 10:33 AM

    Our prayers are with you. Our deepest sympathy

  • Robert Wimberley Posted March 30, 2024 12:07 PM

    Pam and I are so sorry for y’all loss. Our prayers and condolences to all of the family. She will be missed.
    God bless her and lead her to heaven.

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