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, 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 were February 10, at the Gerth Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tim Cook officiating. Angela Westhoff and Alisa Kigar performed Softly and Tenderly.  Chad Dial, Randy Mathews, Jonah Satterly, Jim Kigar, Eric Bowen and Dustin Swearingen were pallbearers.    Mickyla Clark, Bobbi Mathews, Bailey Dial, Anna Satterly, Gabriel Satterly, Noah Satterly and Eli Kigar were honorary pallbearers.

Burial was in the Greensburg Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the family and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Condolences may be sent to the family of Shirley L. Satterly by signing the online guest register at

Local arrangements were under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service.