Tina, you didn't mention when Ira SHIRLEY was born; however, I found the family indexed for the 1920 census (Kiamichi, Pushmataha, Oklahoma) and see that he was born circa 1915 in OK.
Having the birth year (or approximation) is helpful in confirming a probable match in the Social Security Death Index. No Ira SHIRLEYs are indexed with birth year 1914-1915-1916, but two are indexed with birth year 1913:
Ira N. Shirley 21 Jun 1913 16 Dec 1992 Panorama City, Los Angeles, California [This individual may have been born in Arkansas, per a possible match in WWII draft cards.]
Ira Shirley 23 Mar 1913 16 Dec 1993 Calhoun, Gordon, Georgia
Some directories and the US Public Records index show an Ira SHIRLEY of the correct age resided in Farmington, NM. You might contact the appropriate county's
An Edna SHIRLEY of Farminton, NM, is mentioned in the following KIMBERLIN obituary.
Calvin C. Kimberlin
KIMBERLIN, CALVIN C., 81, of Irving, died Jan 25, 2005 at an Irving nursing center. Born Oct 11, 1923 in Princeton, Texas, he retired from Sam's Club in Dallas after fifteen years. Preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Kimberlin in 1992. Survivors include daughter, Carolyn Speake and husband Jim of Euless; son, Clifford Kimberlin and wife Sandra; son, Johnny Kimberlin and wife Kay, all of Irving; sisters, Edna Shirley of Farmington, NM and Ira Powell of Prideville, OR; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Service 1:00 p.m., Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. J. D. Alexander officiating. Burial to follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home 606 W. Airport Frwy. (972) 579-1313 www.donnellyscolonial.com
Published in the Dallas Morning News on 1/27/2005.