Shirley Ann Farrell Obituary

SEPTEMBER 23, 1937 – MAY 22, 2023


Shirley Ann (James) Farrell, age 85, of Appleby, Texas passed away on Monday, May 22, 2023. Ann was born September 23, 1937, in Beeville, Texas, the youngest daughter of Ada Yeoman and Lloyd Dewey James, Sr. She graduated from Dayton High School in 1956 and married Corey Thomas Farrell on August 25, 1956. Ann worked many years with Safeway before being forced into a medical retirement due to her battle with rheumatoid arthritis.

During her retirement years she enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, and bird watching. She was a member of the Appleby Church of Christ. As her health declined, she spent her days watching/listening to old westerns with Corey. She also enjoyed coloring and reading her Bible or listening to her audio Bible. Ann was preceded in death by both her parents; her husband of more than 65 years, Corey; her older sisters, Clara Mae Ellison, and Catherine Wallace; her older brother, Lloyd Dewey James, Jr.; her daughter, Cynthia Christian; and granddaughter Courtney Farrell.

Ann is survived by sons, Jim Farrell and wife Teresa of Nacogdoches, TX; Bryan Farrell and wife Julie of Martinsville, TX; son-in-law Chuck Christian of Appleby, TX; grandchildren, Thomas Christian, Keith Christian, Blake Farrell (Demi), Robert Farrell (Emily), Morgan Weaver (Frank), and Lindsey Farrell; great granddaughters Ginny Farrell, Mary Jo Farrell; Charlee Taylor: great grandsons Kayden Weaver, Kamden Weaver, and Blaylock Farrell; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at both Willowbrook Nursing Center and Nacogdoches Medical Center for the loving care given to Ann during her last year, and days. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 10am at the Libby Cemetery in Libby, TX.