Robert Shirley

Robert Wayne Shirley, 60, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Winfield Senior Living.

Private family services are scheduled for a later date. Arrangements are through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory of Arkansas City. Online condolences can be made at

Robert was born Sept. 5, 1959, in Arkansas City, to Don Shirley and Francis Barton. He graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1979. He married Melissa Delette on June 29, 1991. They welcomed a son, Shawn Michael Shirley, on July 2, 1998.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Don Shirley; his stepfather, Chester Barton; and his brother, Michael Shirley.

Robert is survived by his wife, Melissa; son, Shawn; his mother, Francis Barton; and sisters, Sheila Hughes and Deborah Shirley.

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