Shirley Ann Plumley, 80, of Bella Vista, Ark., passed away peacefully at her home on March 23, 2022. 

She was born Dec. 22, 1941, in Lordsburg, N.M., to Edward “Eddie” Erich Edgar and Vera Lorene Lee Edgar.

Shirley grew up in Duncan, Ariz., where she graduated from high school. She moved to Arkansas in the 1970s and worked numerous jobs, earned diplomas for cosmetology and accounting, and was part of a bowling league, all while raising three children. She retired from the Madison County Sheriff’s office before moving to Bella Vista.

Shirley, known simply as “Nannie” or “Mama Plumley”, loved bowling with her family and friends, painting, making flower arrangements, Elvis, western movies and cowboys, taking cruises and eating their all-you-can-eat ice cream, and cooking to feed her family and friends. There was never an empty belly when she was around. But most of all, she loved her family very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Vera Edgar; and one grandson, Shane Tyson Reynolds.

She is survived by her children, Vickie Wadel of Bentonville, Ark., Teri Livermore of Bella Vista, and Russel and Lucretia Plumley of Bentonville, Ark.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, James “Jim” and Nancy Edgar of Fayetteville, Ark.; two nieces, Ericha Shaffer of Cave Springs, Ark., and Johanna Dittrich of Denver, Colo.; her friend of many years, Fay Robertson of Hindsville, Ark.; and her caregiver Shannon Hild of Centerton, Ark.

Pallbearers are Justin Burkes, Matthew Livermore, Taylor Reynolds, Kent Donahey, David Perez, Austin Zortman and Wyatt Elam.

Honorary pallbearers are Caleb Burkes, Braden Reynolds, Bruce Bennett, Kim French and Shawn Holloway.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the Rogers Convention Center from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Rocky Fleming officiating, and a visitation to follow from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  

Interment will be Sunday, April 3, 2022, at Oakland Cemetery in Fayetteville at 11:30 a.m.

Flowers provided by Matkins.

Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home of Bentonville.