Shirley Ann Murrin

March 10, 1936 - February 14, 2003

03/10/1936 - 02/14/2003

Past Services

Thursday February 20, 2003
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Friday February 21, 2003
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Friday February 21, 2003
10:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Shirley Ann Smith Murrin, 66, of Stone Church Road, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.
Shirley was born March 10, 1936, in Benwood, WV, a daughter of the late James W. and Margaret Anna Gallagher Smith.
She was employed at Catholic Community Services, Wheeling, for more than 26 years; a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; a graduate of Union High School, where she was a cheerleader, former cheerleading and gymnastics instructor; Girl Scout leader; past president of the Elm Grove Baseball Association; former member of the Iron Maids Semi-Pro Basketball Team; former officer of Wheeling Central Boosters; member of the Wheeling Park Boosters and was involved in the St. Vincent’s School P.T.A.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John "Jack" Thomas Smith; a sister-in-law, Catherine Boyles; two brothers-in-law, Donald Murrin and Jerry Marsh.
Surviving are her husband, James "Jim" Murrin, whom she married 46 years ago at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Zelisky, Ohio; three children, Catherine Anna Cassi and her children, Ciana, Michael and Kasey, of Morgantown, James L. Murrin II and his wife Cheryl, and their children, Julia, Natasha and Samantha, of Palm Beach, Fl., Timothy Earl Murrin and his wife, Lori, and their children, Brady, Hans and Trenton, of Wheeling; four sisters, Ellen Arlene "Peaches" Marsh of Wheeling, Donna Arsenault and her husband, John, of California, Deloris "Tootsie" Peterman and her husband, Jack, of Florida, Sharon Suter and her husband Jack of California; two brothers, James Smith and his wife, Patty, Norman Smith and his wife Patty, all of Benwood.
Friends will be received from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Elm Grove. Entombment in Mount Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Wheeling.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the family in memory of Shirley, c/o Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, WV 26003.

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Monika Patton Hood
8 years ago

Dear Jim, Cathy and family,

My deepest sympathy.

Shirley was one great lady. She was always so fun to be around.

I remember all the gymnastics meets. Shirley took care of all of us. Kind of everyone’s mom. But her main job was braiding Cathy’s hair.

She will be missed by all. I’m glad that I did know such a wounderful lady.

Renee Harris
8 years ago


I am so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything at all please don’t hesitate to call us.


Renee, Lloyd, Justin & Jeremy

Melissa Garcia
8 years ago


I’m sorry for your family’s loss.

Here’s a poem for you and your family.

To some you may be forgotten

The others a part of the past

To us who loved and lost you

Your memory will always last

May you walk on sunshine

Gods love around you glow

For the memory you gave us

No one will ever know

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you didn’t go alone

For a part of us went with you

The day god called you home.

Pat, Connie, Anthony & Alec Colson
8 years ago

To The Murrin Family:

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies from our family to yours. Mrs. Murrin was a wonderful person. She just loved being at that baseball field!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.