Shirley Elizabeth Whalley, 88, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Sebring, Florida.
She was born on Feb. 25, 1926 in Ware, Massachusetts. She grew up and lived in Lake Placid, N.Y. until retiring permanently to Florida in 2004.
She was a home economics teacher and had many fond memories of her students over the course of her teaching career.
Shirley E. Whalley
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sebring. She enjoyed church, music and being a seamstress and quilter.
Shirley is survived by her daughters: Florie Ashley (Stephen)-Sebring, Florida, Penny Kolba (Joseph) of Seminole, Florida; Lisa Smith (Tom) of Jay; half-brother Richard of Williams, Georgia, nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother Irene Hodskins Williams, her step-father: LeGrand Williams, her daughter, April Jean Whalley and her son, William Whalley.
There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at Adirondack Community Church, 2583 Main St., Lake Placid.
Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley's memory to Adirondack Community Church-Music Ministry/Organ Fund, 2583 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946, www.adkcomchurch.org or Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Rd., Sebring, FL 33870 www.chaptershealth.org Arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Sebring, (863) 385-0125, www.stephensonnelsonfh.com.