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CUMBERLAND Shirley Elizabeth Valentine, 91, of Cumberland, and residing in Ruther Glen, Va., passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at her home.
Born Jan. 27, 1926, in Frostburg, Shirley was the daughter of the late Raymond L. Minnick and Stella M. (Robinson) Minnick. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters, a grandson, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Shirley was a graduate of Fort Hill High School and stayed active with Club 43 for many years. She retired from Sears Roebuck and Company and attended the Living Word Lutheran Church. She was an accomplished seamstress for over 40 years who made many wedding dreams come true. Shirley was dearly loved by her family and will be forever missed.
Shirley is survived by her son, William R. Valentine and wife, Ruthie, Little Orleans; her daughters, Carlene Llewellyn and husband, Gary, LaVale, Sharon L. Netzer, Fairless Hills, Pa., and Tammy S. Zufall and husband, Rick, Ruther Glen. Also in her much-loved family, she is survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Monday, June 12, 2017, from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 7 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, June 12, 2017, at 7 p.m. with Pastor Mark Dill officiating.
Interment will be in Davis Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Shirley's name to the Living Word Lutheran Church, 800 Hilltop Drive, Cumberland, MD; or, the Allegany County Animal Shelter, Post Office Box 566, Cumberland, MD 21501.
Published on June 8, 2017
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