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Shirley Halliday Grasty

October 16, 1935 — June 7, 2024


Mrs. Shirley Halliday Grasty, age 88, passed away, Friday, June 7, 2024, at her home in Murray, Kentucky.


            Mrs. Shirley was born in Indian Mound, Tennessee, on October 16, 1935, to the late Hugh Halliday and Louise (Vaughn) Halliday. She retired as a Material Handler from Mattel.


            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband William J. Grasty and by one brother, E. Thomas Halliday and his wife Dottie. 


            Survivors include two daughters, Sally Kesterson and husband Tommy of Paris, Tennessee and Mary Thompson and husband Jeff of Symsonia, Kentucky; two sons, Joey Grasty, and wife Betty of Carrollton, Texas and Christopher Grasty and wife Kim of Murray, Kentucky; one brother, Roger Halliday and wife Dimple; six grandchildren, Nicolas and Zachary Grasty of Texas, Lauren Wilkins and husband John of Tennessee, Jordan Doggett of Kentucky, and Taylor and Riley Thompson of Kentucky; as well as seven great-grandchildren, Claire, Hadley, Millie Jane, Albany Grace, Tytan, Luke, and Piper. 

Expressions of sympathy can go to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071. 


            A private family memorial service will be planned for a later date.


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