Shirley M. Ford, 65

DEC. 31, 1945-SEPT. 9, 2011

September 09, 2011
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Shirley Mae (Clark) Ford, 65, of Fairplay, Md., went to be with her Lord and Savior early on the morning of Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 31, 1945, in Keedysville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Orville Huntsberry and Laura Ethelena (Lowery) Clark. Her husband, Terry Lee Ford, preceded her in death in 2006.

She attended Boonsboro High School. She enjoyed bowling and was a member of many leagues at Turner's Dual Lanes.

Shirley was employed with her husband at his business, Ford Communications Co., in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was active in the Women's Group, the Lutheran Friends, and the choir. She was also a member of the World of Wonderful Widows and Widowers at the Virginia Avenue Church of God.

Shirley will be remembered for her love of canning, growing flowers and gardening. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her three daughters, Sandra L. Jamison, of Hagerstown, Brenda L. Ford Eyler and husband, Steve, of Hagerstown, and Patricia L. Ford McKinley and husband, Troy, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; her sister, Marlene Cooper of Purcellville, Va.; and four brothers, Harold Clark, of Frederick, Md., Gerald and Roger Clark, of Hagerstown, and Eugene Clark, of Purcellville. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Alicia Jamison, Joshua McKinley, Steven Eyler, Mercedes McKinley and Rylan Eyler.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Ritchie; and a brother, Orville H. Clark Jr.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 17626 Bakersville Road, Boonsboro. The Rev. John F. Torrence, the Rev. Timothy M. Fisher, and the Rev. Darrell L. Layman will officiate. Final resting place ceremonies will follow at the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 17626 Bakersville Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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