Shirley M. Napier


Shirley M. Napier, 71, of Perryville passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 at her residence in Perryville.
She was born Jan. 25, 1950 in Columbia, Kentucky to J. B. and Ruth (Dudley) Loy.
She and Ralph Napier were married Jan. 29, 1966 at the Earlville Baptist Church in Earlville, Ill.
Shirley was a home maker and a member of Saline Baptist Church in Minnith.
Other survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Dowdy of Ste. Genevieve; one son, Ralph (April) Napier Jr. of Festus; two sisters, Diane Anthe of LaSalle, Ill., Kathy Donnelly of Triumph, Ill.; and four grandchildren, Jonathan, Logan, Madelyn and Claire; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Eden.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Steven and Ronnie.
Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 at Ford and Young Funeral Home in Perryville. Committal Service to follow at Home Cemetery in Perryville with Pastor Ben Chapman officiating.
Memorials may be given to the families charity of choice, please make checks payable to Rhonda Dowdy.
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Ford & Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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