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Shirley Shelpman

Shirley Shelpman, 77, of McDermott, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2023 at SOMC Hospice Center with her family by her side.

She was born March 10, 1946, in Portsmouth, to the late Ray Blanton and Doshie Leslie Blanton Combs.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Shelpman, May 17, 2006; and her brother, Hobart Blanton.

She was a 1964 Northwest High School graduate, worked at Frisch’s and Williams Shoe Factory in her younger days, but spent most of her life as a homemaker. She was a proud mother and grandmother. She enjoyed watching birds, making crafts, and taking rides in the country. She had a great sense of humor and liked to make people laugh.

Shirley is survived by her son, James (Christy) Shelpman and grandson, Colton, of Nashville, TN; her daughter, Jennifer Shelpman of McDermott; grandson, Jimmy Manchester of Cincinnati, OH; her sister, Mary Dunaway of Dayton, OH; and many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to so many AMAZING staff at Rosemount Pavilion and SOMC Hospice for their care and compassion shown to Shirley and her family.

Visitation will be held noon till 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2023 at the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville and graveside services will follow in Cooper Cemetery with George Vastine officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th St. Portsmouth, OH 45662 or online at SOMC.ORG

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