PALISADE -- Shirley Grabast, 72, of Palisade, died Sunday (March 19, 2006) as a result of a car accident.
She was born on August 1, 1933, at the family farm in Palisade, to Floyd F. and Ann (Dudek) Follett. She attended Palisade Public Schools.
She married Gary Grabast on July 29, 1971, in Trenton. He preceded her in death in 1992.
She was employed as a secretary for Southwest Public Power for several years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 318, Palisade City Council, Children's Reading Program and Community Service Club.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Floyd and Ann Follett; her husband, Gary Grabast; and two brothers, Don and Ralph Follett.
Survivors include her three sons, Ronald Decker and wife, Barbara, of Garden City, Kan., Dennis L. Decker and wife, Becky, of McCook and Douglas Decker and wife, Janet, of Ringwood, N.J.; one daughter, Kathie and husband, Drew Connell, of Holt, Mo.; step-son, Dennis Grabast and wife, Hayley, of Lincoln; two sisters, Mary L. Post and Eva Pezza both of Palisade; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 11 a.m., at he Palisade United Methodist Church with the Rev. Judy Dye officiating. Burial will be in the Palisade Cemetery.
Visitation will be today and Thursday, 9 a.m., to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a private family time from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday.
Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Memorials may be left in her name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.