Shirley Ann Gillenwater

August 2, 1938 - December 9, 2019

Shirley Ann Gillenwater, age 81, of West Union, Ohio, died December 9, 2019 at Adams County Manor in West Union.  She was born August 2, 1938 in Scott County, Virginia.  She was preceded in death by parents, William Sinkler Gillenwater and Mattie Evelyn Culbertson.

Shirley is survived by one brother, Gary (Debbie) Gillenwater; one sister, Helen M. (Don) Tomlin; three nieces:  Barbara (Andrew) McClure, Pam (Tim) McKee and Charalena “Charlie” M. (Richard) Bess of West Union; two nephews: Joe Gillenwater and Jeremy (Amy) Tomlin; three great nephews: Richard Bess III of Seaman, Zachary (Olivia) Bess of West Union and Cory (Kathy) Bess of West Union; two great nieces: Heather McKee and Emma Tomlin, both of West Union; four great-great nephews and two great-great nieces.

She attended the adult workshop at Venture Productions, Incorporated in West Union for many years.  She was a member of West Union Church of Christ and she attended West Union First Baptist Church.

The visitation is Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 12 until 2 PM at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union.

The funeral service is Saturday at 2 PM.  Pastor Ron Baker will officiate.

The interment is at Nixon Chapel Cemetery in Tiffin Township in Adams County.

Lafferty Funeral Home, Incorporated in West Union is serving the family.


Barbara Curtis Hughes - Jan 12, 2020
Sorry to hear about Shirley. She was a nice person.
Barbara Curtis Hughes - Jan 12, 2020
Sorry to hear about Shirley. She was a nice person.
Phillip and Vicki Rhonemus - Dec 14, 2019
Dear Gillenwater Family, Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. I picked up Shirley at Charlie's home as I sub bus drove for Venture Productions. She was a good person to talk to.
Rick and Patty Crawford - Dec 14, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Sarilee Williams - Dec 12, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Shirley was a sweetie. I know she will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers for the family.