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Obituary for Shirley Jean Roe

Life story prepared by her loving family: Shirley Jean Roe, 77, of Whiteford, MD, gained her angel wings on April 19, 2023. Shirley was born in Street, MD, to her late parents James William and Tressie Melinda (Cox) Hutton.

Shirley's life would seem too short to many; but those of us who were blessed to be touched by her, understand that her existence and the imprint she left on our hearts exceeded the quantity of time that she was here. Shirley was talented and adventurous in many aspects of her life. She was a master of floral arrangements, an avid volunteer and an amazing cook. When Shirley wasn't baking or creating, she could be found at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company hall preparing for events. Not a day went by where Shirley didn't talk about how much her children and family meant to her. Her family was arguably her most important achievement in life.

Shirley is survived by her children, Terry (Dennis) Bennington, of Whiteford, MD and Sue Ann (Butch) Young, of Darlington, MD. Her grandchildren; Christy (Jeff) Suman, of Street, MD, Ashley (Matt) Ashley, of Rising Sun, MD, Melinda (Ray) Maurer, of Jarrettsville, MD and Jennifer (Randy) Drennen, of Conowingo, MD. She is also survived by her great grandchildren; Taylor and Meaghen Suman, Hailey Ashley, Renzi, Bryden and Skylee Maurer and Danielle (Luke) Salata, of Conowingo, MD. Countless friends will forever cherish memories of Shirley.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was pre-deceased by her siblings; Willard Hutton, Johnny Hutton, and Larry Hutton.

A viewing will be held on Monday, April 24, 2023 from 11 am until 1 pm at Harkins Funeral Home, Inc., 600 Main Street, Delta, PA. A funeral service will begin at 1 pm with Pastor Tracy Duvall, of Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Darlington Cemetery, Darlington, MD.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions are made to: Darlington Volunteer Fire Company, 2600 Castleton Road Darlington, MD 21034, an organization which Shirley cared deeply for and was an avid volunteer.