Community Pays Respects To Shirley Children

By: Brian Quick Email
By: Brian Quick Email

(Carbondale, KS)--A community gathered Saturday to pay their final respects to three children who were murdered by their father in their Scranton home on Monday.

Ethan, Ashten and Jackson Shirley died Monday in their home.

The patriot guard stood watch as people entered Carbondale Elementary, making sure no unwanted outside influences interrupted the memorial. People from Scranton, where they lived, and Carbondale, where they attended school, poured in to say goodbye one last time.

Authorities say the children's father, Michael Shirley killed them, set fire to their house then shot himself. He died of smoke inhalation. The children's mother was away at work.

If you would like to assist the family with funeral expenses, you have two options, both listed below.

Send To:
State Bank of Carbondale
P.O. Box 250
Carbondale, KS 66414

Or Drop Off At:
State Bank of Carbondale
530 Main St.
Carbondale, KS 66414

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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