Shirley Ann Weiss Sessler

Shirley Ann Weiss Sessler Age 86, of Ward, Arkansas, formerly of Millersburg and Greenville, passed away at 2:29 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.

funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 21, 2022 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Darryl Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in Hug Cemetery; memorials in memory of Shirley may be made to the Arkansas Hospice Foundation, 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, AR 72116 or at Donnell-Wiegand. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.

Shirley Ann Weiss, the daughter of Ola Worstell Weiss and Melvin “Toots” Weiss, was born on August 31, 1936 near Millersburg. Shirley grew up near Millersburg and attended the one room schools and graduated from Pocahontas High School in 1954. Shirley graduated from Cosmetology school and operated Shirl’s Fashion Flair in Pocahontas for 10 Years living in Pocahontas and in Highland for 10 years. Shirley worked for the Bond County Clerk in the Court House, Highland Hospital and Highland Home Health for a number of years. Shirley moved to Arkansas where she worked for State Farm Insurance, and joined her husband Al helping to drive over the road truck. Shirley loved all things Christmas. She made donations to multiple charities related to animals and children. She has several pet cats at home that she adored. Shirley loved her grandchildren beyond compare. Shirley’s hobbies included crocheting, needlepoint, traveling, camping, hosting big family dinners and having everyone together for holidays.

Shirley and Alfred Ray Sessler were united in marriage on March 20, 1989 at her home in Little Rock, and have enjoyed over 33 years together. Alfred survives as do her four children: Leann K. (Mark) Sharp of Lafayette, IN, Tana L. (Michael) Murphy of Bryant, AK, Mike K. Waugh of Greenville, Ronald R. Sessler of Scott, AK, nine grandchildren: Kelsi, Nico, Lyndsi, Ashley, Hannah, Kristi, Melissa, Deidre, Zaria, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Shirley is the last of her generation, being preceded in death by her parents, her sister Norma Jean Pourchot, and her brother Kenneth Weiss.

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