Shirley Ann Shifflett

Shirley Ann Shifflett

Age 82, Shenandoah, Va.

Shirley Ann Shifflett, 82, of Shenandoah, passed away March 9, 2023 at Journey’s Crossing Assisted Living in Elkton surrounded by her family. She was born January 21, 1941 in Page County and was the daughter of the late Jack Pence and Helen Comer Pence.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the father of her children, John “Paul” Shifflett; brothers, Ray Pence, Jack “Junior” Pence, Jimmy Pence; sister Frances Bush.

Shirley worked for Rockingham County Public Schools as a custodian for 37 years. At age 68, she obtained her GED and Certified Nursing Assistant certification. She retired from the school system and worked for Sunnyside Presbyterian Retirement Community for eight years. She loved people and was very active in Blue Ridge Independent Church and Meals on Wheels. She was an animal lover and collector of cats.

She is survived by son Johnny Ray Shifflett and wife, Vicky of Elkton; daughter, Terry Wood and husband, Kenny of Elkton; brother, Carl Lee “Sonny” Pence and wife, Belinda of Shenandoah; grandchildren, Cory Clanahan and husband, Michael of McGaheysville, Stefany Shifflett and Jake of Maryland, Katie Wood of Elkton, Samuel Wood and wife, Kristina of Elkton; step-grandson, Allan Meadows and wife, Tabitha of Elkton; great-grandchildren, Miguel Grove of Maryland, Riley Dietz of Maryland, Levi Clanahan of McGaheysville; numerous nieces and nephews. A special thank you to niece, Pam Pence Cubbage for all of her help over the years.

Per Shirley’s wishes there will be no family night or funeral service. A private graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Legacy hospice and Journeys Crossing Assisted Living staff for their special care of Shirley.

Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, 975 S High St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, Rockingham County SPCA, 2170 Old Furnace Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, Page County SPCA, 1261 Goodrich Rd, Stanley, VA 22851 or Blue Ridge Independent Church, 38 Independent Rd, Elkton, VA 22827

Arrangements are being handled by the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, Va.

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