July 15, 2021
Shirley J. Free, the daughter of William Kasl and Anna (Cherney) Kasl, was born Dec. 2, 1938, near Wayne, Kan. She died July 5, 2021, at the Jewell County Hospital-ISB, Mankato, at the age of 82 years, 7 months, and 3 days.
Shirley grew up in rural Cuba, Kan., graduating from Cuba High School. On April 22, 1960, she was united in marriage to Benny O. Free. To this union was born Cindy, Becky and Curtis. The couple made their home in Formoso.
Shirley was a bookkeeper for grain elevators and livestock companies in Republic and Jewell counties. After her retirement, she worked part time at t...