McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


May 9, 2014

Shirley Ann Harshaw

McALESTER — Shirley Ann Harshaw, 65, of McAlester, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at a local nursing center.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Brumley-Mills Chapel with the Rev. J.T. Carnell officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.

Born Sept. 9, 1948, in Talihina, she was the daughter of Herbert Carl Jr. and Rosa (McClure) Westmoreland. She grew up in McAlester where she graduated high school and then attended college.

She lived for a brief time in Arizona and Lawton before returning to McAlester around 1980.

She also enjoyed going fishing. She was a member of Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Herb and Dawn Westmoreland, Mukilteo, Wash.; stepson, Allen Harshaw and his son, Shadow; an aunt, Edith McClure Higgins, of Alderson; nephews, Brandon Cole Westmoreland and Brooks K. Westmoreland; cousins, Nelda McKenzie, Jo and Roger Wolf, Marissa and David Stark, Christy and Brent Teter, Alissa Higgins, and Jerry Finley; other cousins and relatives, and special friend, Sue Holly, and other friends from Mitchell Manor Nursing Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jerry Edward Harshaw; grandparents, Lela (Peters) McClure and Absolum McClure, a stepson, James Harshaw.


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