Shirley was born in Hanover, W.Va., on July 8, 1947, the daughter of General L. and Minerva J. Lester. They preceded her in death. She was a 1993 graduate of Ancilla College and became a social worker.
Shirley had a desire to care for everyone and relieve their worries. She assisted Pathfinders in Etna Green, until she became the bride of Richard O. Davis in Plymouth on June 28, 1999. They were dedicated to each other the next 15 years.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter: Amy Davis, Plymouth; a son: Clark Davis Jr., Plymouth; granddaughters: Samantha R. Davis, United States Navy; Shania L. Davis, Plymouth; a brother: Earl Lester, Smithville, Tenn.; many nieces and nephews; and many stepsons and stepdaughters and their children.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister: Dorothy Copley; and brothers: C. Mack Lester; Harold Lester; and Ed Lester.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday Oct. 27, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Deacon Dan Morton of the Lawful Assembly of God Church will preside. Shirley will return home for burial in Vance Cemetery, Bradshaw Mountain, West Virginia.
Memorial gifts may be made to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, 922 E. Colfax Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617.