Shirley Marlene Sterling

18 September, 194131 May, 2021

Shirley M. Sterling, 79, went home to be with the Lord peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, May 31, 2021 at Reid Health in Richmond.

Shirley was born to Vernon and Oleta Davis Wooley in College Corner, Ohio on September 18, 1941. She was a lifelong resident of Connersville working many years at Philco Ford until her retirement from Visteon. Shirley was a member of Connersville Baptist Temple, and later became a member of Garrison Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, shopping, traveling to Florida, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Shirley was a wonderful Nanny to all of her grandchildren. She loved her family unconditionally, and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Shirley is survived by her three sons and one daughter, William (Bill) Sterling and his wife Teresa, Ronald (Jeff) Sterling, Rick Sterling, Julie Fisher and husband Jef all of Connersville. She is survived by a sister Wanda Purcell of Richmond, In. She is survived by her grandchildren, Chris Sterling, Matt (Sarah) Sterling, Katie Sterling, Sarah (Brian) Nicholson, Amber (Ron) McQueary, Ricky Sterling, Kara (Matt) Tintsman, Ashlyn Sterling, Kenzie Gettinger, Jimmy Fisher, Katie Fisher, and Maddie Fisher. She is survived by great-grandchildren, Zoe Lohr, Dylan Marcum, Hunter Winters, Abby Winters, Chandler Crites (fiancé Kasey Vanhook), Isaiah Sterling, Cayden Sterling, Alyssa Nicholson, Adrianna Nicholson, Axton Tintsman and Xander McQueary. Shirley is also survived by a great-great grandchild Nevaeh Crites, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her son Michael Sterling, and her brother Buddy Wooley.

Funeral services will be held at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel in Connersville on Friday June 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Visitation will be held on Friday from 11:00 am until the time of the service. Pastor Chris Lovett from the Crosspointe Biker Church will preside. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Shirley.



  • Visitation for Family & Friends

    Friday, 4 June , 2021

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    Friday, 4 June , 2021


  • Burial


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Libby Simmons

13 June 2021

So sorry to hear of Aunt Shirley's passing. My thoughts are with Bill, Rick, Jeff, and Julie.

Carol Wooley

3 June 2021

Growing up we use to go over to her house. I haven’t seen her in 30 years though. She came to Florida years ago with Julie and I got to visit with her. It was nice. I wish we could have been closer sisters. Love to the family.

Dolly Stevens

2 June 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. I haven't seen Shirley in many years. I remember when she and Ronnie were married. Prayers for the family. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you comfort and peace. If Shirley's family reads this I have wanted to get in touch with Shirley's sister Wanda for years but didn't know how. I am Sue Williams sister and she and Wanda were very good friends approximately 50 years ago. My number is 765-821-1390. PLEASE have her call me.

Brenda Marcum

2 June 2021

Shirley was a very sweet lady and will be missed. She would call to talk to Dylan and I would sometimes talk to her for a good length of time. I enjoyed every occasion to do so! Rest in Peace, my friend.

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