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Shirley Rands Keasler, 83, Longtime Wilton Resident

Shirley Rands Keasler
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WILTON, Conn. - Shirley Rands Keasler of Wilton died April 8. She was 83.

Keasler was born Sept. 15, 1929, in Chesterfield, Ill., daughter of Paul and Ruth (Long) Rands. She was raised, educated and married in Alton, Ill. She resided with her husband and family in Alton for 10 years, then moved to Summit, N.J., before settling in Wilton in July 1968.

Keasler started her career at Olin Corp in Alton. The majority of her career was spent at Ethan Allen headquarters in Danbury.

Keasler is survived by her husband, Karl; sons, Karl Andrew (Karen), Samuel Grant; three grandchildren; sister, Sue Lynn Widdison of Phoenix, Ariz.; and brother-in-law, Harry Fessler of Godfrey, Ill.

Calling hours are Friday, April 12 from 4 to 6 p.m., followed immediately by a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m. at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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