Shirley Clorine Donaldson was born Nov. 7, 1926, in Taylorville, Ill. She was the daughter of Schley Nicholes and Hazel Fay (Hunt) Nicholes. She worked for and retired from Western Electric Company. She moved to Hollister, Mo., from Independence, Mo. Shirley was a loving mother, sister and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing and researching and compiling genealogy. She entered into rest on Thursday, Dec. 29. 2016, at Cox Medical Center Branson at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Robert C. Burcham and Harold Donaldson brother, William Nicholes and sister, Zoray Smith. Shirley is survived by two daughters, Shirley Acton of Branson and Barbara Howell of Independence, and son, Clifford Burcham of Leawood, Kan. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Nicholes of California; eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Snapp- Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory, Branson. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
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