Gach-Derks, Shirley A. 1934-2019

Shirley A. Gach-Derks, 85, passed away in her home, Sept. 19, 2019.

Shirley was born on Sept. 13, 1934, to Walter and Hilah (Gibson) Prescher, and raised in Agency, Missouri.

She retired from Johnson Control.

Preceded in death by: her parents; husbands, Joseph Gach and Robert Derks; son, Mike Grable; brothers, Walter and Louis Prescher; sister, Margaret Hirtler; and grandson, Josh Grable.

Survivors include: children: Doug Grable, Terry (Becky) Grable and Peggy Grable; stepchildren: Brad Derks and Todd Derks; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.

Interment to follow, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Officiant by Pastor Larry Lindsey.

Visitation begins after 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, and the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to: The American Cancer Society, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.