HENDERSON, Shirley Ruth Blair, 75, of Benwood, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2011, in Wheeling Hospital.
Shirley was born August 6, 1936 in New Martinsville, W.Va., the daughter of the late Edward P. and Lulu E. Amos Blair. She was a retired bus driver for Marshall County Schools and a member of the Wheeling First Church of God. She was also a member of the McMechen Women’s Club, the American Legion, Post, No. 46 Ladies Auxiliary, the W.V. School Service Personnel Association and the W.V. Association of Retired School Employees.
In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Henderson in 2000; and a brother, Sheldon E. Blair.
Shirley is survived by her four children, Yvonne Charles Minor of Benwood, Carla Carl Wilt of Benwood, Ronnie Sheryl Henderson of Wheeling and Joseph Sharon Henderson of Benwood; a brother, James R. Blair of Moundsville; seven grandchildren, Michelle Scott Crupe, Matt Kacie Minor, Ryan Henderson, Holly Henderson, Vincent Wilt, Megan Henderson and Tiffany Henderson; two great-grandchildren, Carlee and Madison Crupe; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and staff at Belmont Manor, for the comfort and care given to their mother.
Friends will be received from 2-8 pm, Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where funeral services will be held at 11 am, Friday, October 28, 2011, with the Rev. Charles Swiger officiating. Interment will be in Parkview Memorial Gardens, Wheeling.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Belmont Manor, 51999 Guirino Drive, St. Clairsville, OH 43950.