Mary Lou Dana Shivers, March 14, 1933~May 7, 2015

Shivers for PaperMary Lou Dana Shivers, 82, of Fayetteville died Thursday, May 7, 2015.  Mary Lou was born March 14, 1933 to Robert and Kathryn Wilson Dana.

She was born at home in the middle apartment of the Wilson Building in Clay Center, Kansas.  She spent most of her early years with her grandparents, Joseph and Mayme Wilson.  Mary Lou Dana graduated from Clay County Community High School, Class of 1951.

Mary Lou and Barry Shivers were married at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Clay Center and lived in a variety of states until she moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1968, after her marriage to Bill Sughru.  The majority of her working years was spent in business management and as a realtor until her retirement in 2005.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husbands, Barry Shivers and Bill Sughru.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Survived by her son, W. Kim Shivers and his daughter, Allegra Shivers; her son, B. Kevin Shivers and his daughter, Rachael Shivers Bull; and her husband, Braden; their three children, Basil, Carmen and Shae, all of Fayetteville; Kevin’s daughter, Haley Kathryn Shivers and her friend, Stacey; one sister, Patricia Dana Heinerickson of Lauri, Missouri; and a number of nieces, nephews, special relatives and special friends, who will know who they are.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the children of either St. Paul’s Church in Fayetteville or St. Paul’s in Clay Center, Kansas.

A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

A graveside service will be conducted at a later date in Clay Center, Kansas.

Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

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    Jan Simmons McGuirk » 12. May, 2015


    Allie Barley » 13. May, 2015

    Nonny was an amazing woman who raised amazing Granddaughters. Her death is a huge loss felt by many. I wish you all warmth and comfort during this time. <3

    Patty Dial » 13. May, 2015

    I worked with Mary Lou and loved every minute of it. I have been thinking about her lately and wishing I could find her on facebook when today I saw her obit. She was such a sweet, lovely, fun lady and I send my condolences to her family.

    Patty Dial

    Susan Knight Harder » 13. May, 2015

    Kevin, please know that I’m thinking of you and holding you close to my heart. My mom really thought a lot of Mary Lou and we’re so sorry for your loss. Wishing you much comfort at this very difficult time. Forever friends, Sauce

    Linda Small » 15. May, 2015

    Love is so precious in life and that is how I always saw Mary Lou, full of love. She always had a smile on her beautiful face when she talked about her boys and grandchildren. I say our loss is Heavens gain.. Smiles and memories of her love will shine on through all who knew her.

    Mike and Kathy (Chestnut) Baker » 16. May, 2015

    We are so sorry for your loss, and thinking about you all today. Mary Lou brought much happiness to my dad in the last year.

    Myrtle Saunders » 22. May, 2015

    Sorry to hear about Mary Lou. She was a wonderful person. Sorry for your loss.