VAN ALSTYNE — Shirley Gandy-Triplett, 82, of Van Alstyne was born February 2, 1935 in Van Alstyne to her mother Thelma Arnspiger and father Henry Gandy. She passed away peacefully at home while at rest on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


Shirley worked for many years at the First National Bank of Van Alstyne, now Texas Star Bank. Family and friends were her love and joy. She loved to collect and try new recipes; she also adored her dog named “BEBE.” Shirley enjoyed picnics, chatting with lifelong friends, and many trips to City Drug to visit her dear friends. Her favorite hobby was every woman’s dream which included shopping, shopping and more shopping.


Shirley married her High School sweetheart William Burns, which resulted in her only child Karla Chandler, whom she loved dearly. Later in life she married Dr. Myrick Neal Triplett, and they traveled to several places making many beautiful memories to share together.


Shirley is survived by her sister Elizabeth Holder; daughter Karla Chandler and husband James Chandler; and step-children Rick Triplett, Marianna Howells, and Staci Triplett Lovelace. She loved her grandchildren Kennon Chandler, Kendall Morin and husband Robert Morin, and Keleb Chandler. Her pride and joy were her great-grandchildren Cash and Carena Morin, amongst several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren on both sides of her family. She was preceded in death by her father and mother as well as her brother Vernon and sister Venita.


Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 8 at Scoggins Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Van Alstyne Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday, January 7 from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home. You may sign the online guest book at www.scogginsfuneralhome.com