Shirley J. Anderson, 85, died on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City. She was born on April 3, 1934, in Great Bend, the daughter of Harold and Vera L. (Smith) Beasley.

She married Charles J. Anderson on Feb. 22, 1953, in Deerfield. He died on Oct. 29, 2000. Shirley spent her early years in Great Bend and then graduated from Leoti High School. After her marriage, she moved to Garden City where she was a homemaker. Her passion was her family.

She is survived by her four sons, John Anderson and wife Vicki of Holcomb, Duane Anderson of Garden City, Richard Anderson and wife Connie of Wichita and Greg Anderson and wife Angela of Garden City; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two daughters, Pamela Jean Anderson and Paula Jane Anderson; and brother, Lloyd Beasley.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bible Christian Church in Garden City. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Memorials are suggested to Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Friends may post condolences at