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“Shirley was a wonderful woman.. prayers for the family ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Tammie Williams - Morgantown, KY

“Shirley was such a nice person, worked at Kellwood with her. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Mary G - Jeff, IN - Acquaintance

“So blessed to I got know this sweet precious soul! ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Crystal Hurt - Central city, KY

“So sorry for the families loss. Prayers for peace and comfort. I worked under her at Kellwood years ago. ”
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DRAKESBORO- Shirley Jean Epley, 82, of Drakesboro died Friday, November 15, 2019. Ms. Epley was born on June 25, 1937 in Muhlenberg County. She was a Quality Control Manager for Kellwood and a member of the Pentecostal Faith. She never met a stranger and loved everyone she ever came in contact with. All she ever wanted to be was a mom, and that was the best thing that ever happened to her. She also loved her cats and quilting. Ms. Epley is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Ray Epley, Sr.; parents, Cecil and Elizabeth Rager; brother, H.L. Rager; nephew, Jamey Burch.

Survivors include her daughter, Julie (Tommy) Sumner of Drakesboro; son, Leonard Ray (Debbie) Epley, Jr. of Roswell, GA; sisters, Gayla Bivens of Drakesboro, Laquita Sue Burch of Central City; nieces and nephews, include the following, Ron Miller, LaJuana Yonts, Melody Epley, Laura Franklin, Rodney Burch, and Jason Burch.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Bro. Steve McElvain officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.