Cover photo for Shirley Fran Kausler's Obituary
Shirley Fran Kausler Profile Photo

Shirley Fran Kausler

October 6, 1946 — March 11, 2023

Marion

Shirley Fran Kausler

 

Shirley Fran Kausler, 76, of Marion, Arkansas, passed away in her home on March 11, 2023, with her family by her side. She was born October 6, 1946, to H.C. and Alice Clay in Marked Tree, Arkansas. After attending Lepanto High School, she met and married the love of her life, Jerry Kausler; soon after, their only child David was born. Later, she and Jerry attended Southern Baptist College (Williams Baptist), where they served as dorm parents. Upon completing their associate's degrees, Shirley enjoyed homemaking, gardening, and working alongside Jerry as he pastored Baptist churches in Alicia and Cord, Arkansas. Jerry went on to pastor at First Baptist Marked Tree, during which time Shirley received her bachelor's degree in education. As Jerry continued his ministry at First Baptist Leachville and First Baptist Harrisburg, Shirley taught adult education in Trumann, Arkansas, where she later retired.

For Shirley's entire life, she enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed hosting gatherings where she prepared delicious food and made all who were there feel welcome.

One of the things Shirley enjoyed most in life was spending time with her grandchildren. She took every opportunity to share her home, time, and love with them. Jake and Drew will always cherish their time with Maw Maw and Paw Paw!

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents H.C. and Alice Clay; four brothers, Jimmy Clay, Gordon Clay, Ronnie Clay, and Donald Clay; and two sisters, Doris Radloff and Susie Michael.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Gerald Kausler; son, David Kausler (Anna) of Marion, Arkansas; two grandsons, Jacob Kausler of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Andrew Kausler of Miami, Florida. She also leaves many family and friends who all loved her dearly.

Services will be held at Rivervale Baptist Church on March 15, 2023. Visitation will be at noon, with the service following at 2:00. Longtime family friends Maurice and Sandra Hitt, along with Larry Loggins, will lead the service.

Pall Bearers:    Keith Michael, Keith Austin, Brian Gamble, Jimmy Blackford, Wayne Fires, Clay Jones

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Shirley Fran Kausler, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Rivervale Baptist Church

N/A, Rivervale, AR 72354

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Rivervale Baptist Church

N/A, Rivervale, AR 72354

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 350

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree