Shirley L. Satterly


12-7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 9

Family present 5-7 p.m.


10 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10


The Family

{Sept. 20, 1947 - Feb. 3, 2018}

Shirley Louise Satterly, 70, of Rolla, MO, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018.

She was born the daughter of Dorsey Leon and Edna Irene (Spray) Swearingen on September 20, 1947 in Bible Grove, MO.

Shirley graduated from nursing school and was an LPN for 50 years. She worked at Scotland County Memorial Hospital, KOH in Kirksville, Pathways and Heritage Park in Rolla. She also served as the office manager for Satterly Orthopedics. Shirley belonged to the Rolla First Christian Church and was a member of the Rolla Breakfast Kiwanis Club for many years. She volunteered at the middle school library in Rolla as a tutor.

Her children described her as a “bleacher Mom” who always attended their’s and her grandchildren’s athletic, academic and dance events. She was the videographer for Rolla High School Football for many seasons.

Shirley enjoyed spending time in her flower beds, cooking and baking, and loved her dogs.  She was a world traveler, including visiting London, Paris and Switzerland in Europe and touring Australia.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her children: Chad Dial of Rolla, Melisa (Randy) Mathews of Harrisburg, MO, and Turk (Kendra) Satterly of Defiance, MO; a brother: Dorsey Swearingen of Memphis; a sister: Janet Swearingen of Downing; an uncle, Rick Swearingen of Springfield, IL; grandchildren: Mickyla (Brandon) Clark, Bobbi Mathews, Bailey Dial, Jonah Satterly, Anna Satterly, Gabriel Satterly, and Noah Satterly; a great grandchild, Peyton Clark; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 10, at the Gerth Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tim Cook officiating. Burial will be in the Greensburg Cemetery.

Visitation is from 12-7 p.m., Friday, February 9 at the Gerth Funeral Home with the family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m.

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  1. A lifetime of memories. RIP dear friend.

    Comment by Vicki Dodge on February 7, 2018 at 11:57 am
  2. We were so sorry to hear about Shirley. We have many fond memories of her and her dedication to Rolla football. Great lady! We are sorry we will miss the services, we are in San Diego. We will be thinking of you and keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Comment by Gary and Phyllis Miles on February 7, 2018 at 8:34 pm
  3. I was so,sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. Shirley was one of the kindest, most generous people I have ever known. She gave countless hours volunteering at the Rolla Middle School library. She made a difference in all she did and will be missed. I know she loved her children and grandchildren so much. Am in Florida so can’t attend the service but am sending hugs and prayers to you all.

    Comment by MaryEllen Russell on February 8, 2018 at 12:29 pm
  4. My deepest sympathy to the Satterly family. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, our hearts become heavy with grief and sadness. We can find comfort in the words of Hosea 13:14, “From the power of the grave I (God) will redeem them; From death I will recover them.” Yes, God will not forget our loved ones that have died. May you also find comfort in the words found at Psalms 147:3 which says, “He (God) heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds.” Yes, God will not forget us in our time of grief and pain but through his word will give us the comfort needed to endure. For more comforting thoughts from the scriptures please visit and search “When a loved one dies.”

    Comment by Marcellus Allen on February 10, 2018 at 7:22 am
  5. To Chad, Melisa, Turk, and family
    As I reflect over the last 2 days about the news of your mom’s death I have been in shock, disbelief, and feeling that this was too soon for her. She was a great mom and wonderful loving person to those she loved. She love you all deeply.
    I have been reflecting since Thursday when I got the news about Shirley. So many wonderful, loving, fun filled times. From Kirksville at Lakeroad Trailer to San Francisco, Fr. Leonard Wood, 5 Cobblestone Lane in Kirksville, and then in Rolla. So many wonderful loving stories I can tell to you. She was devoted to all and I know how hard this sudden loss is to you all. I have never forgot her or any of you. If you need me or want to get in touch with me check with Turk.
    This was way too soon for her but I know she is now in a good place and will still be your guardian angel.

    Comment by Dad Uncle Tom on February 10, 2018 at 9:30 am
  6. Shirley has been a friend to our family for many years.I am grateful for the friendship and memories.

    Comment by Norman Cartwright on February 10, 2018 at 10:47 am
  7. I was stunned to hear of Shirley’s passing! It was way too soon for all of us here on earth to see her go, but as always, God has his plans. I first met Shirley through school sports when my son Jason was involved about the same time as Turk. We would talk at games a lot. She was such a nice person! When she decided to sell the farm and move to town, she called me to help her find a great in-town house. We spent a lot of time together looking and looking. We finally found it and she seemed so happy with her decision! I remember the closing day and her move. I was so happy for her, she loved that house. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family at this sad time. She was a special lady!

    Comment by Joyce Thomas on February 11, 2018 at 7:16 pm
  8. Jerry and I miss Shirley’s presence as our next door neighbor so very much. Shirley was a loving generous person who loved to volunteer. We attended the same church and she was involved in many areas as her health permitted. She loved working in her yard, always told great care of her home.
    Shirley will be remembered as a quiet, caring Godly lady.
    Melisa, Chad, Turk and families you are in our prayers.

    Comment by Donna Bumpus on February 14, 2018 at 8:14 am

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