Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Shirley Resch

June 29, 1949June 11, 2019

Shirley Resch, 69, of Pocola, OK passed away on June 11, 2019. She was born June 29, 1949 in Santa Paula, CA to Walter George and Della Henry George. She work for over 40 years at Sparks Hospital as a nursing assistant. Shirley loved to camp, work in her garden and spend time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Larry and Phillip George; one sister, Mary Rouse.

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Leon Resch, of the home; one son, Randy Resch of Pocola, OK; one daughter, Kim Lewis and husband Matthew of Fort Smith, AR; one sister, Margaret Sutton of Liberty, OK; nine grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. Friday, June 14, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Barling City Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home.

Services are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, Arkansas.


  • Leon Resch, Loving husband of 51 years
  • Kim Lewis and husband Matthew, Daughter
  • Randy Resch, Son
  • Della Henry George, Mother
  • Walter George, Father
  • Mary Rouse, Sister
  • Margaret Sutton, Sister
  • Larry George, Brother
  • Phillip George, Brother
  • Shirley is also survived by her nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.


  • Viewing and Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019


Shirley Resch

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Frances,Loyd and Nelsonand Paula Nevels/Resch

June 13, 2019

Sending our condolences and prayers to the family. So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed seeing her and Leon at our reunions thru the years. She was such a lovely caring lady I always enjoyed talking to her