OBITUARY

Shirley Florence Amend

September 2, 1938November 5, 2018
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Shirley Florence Amend passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side in the evening of November 5, 2018, having recently celebrated her 80th birthday.

Shirley was born in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada as the eldest of seven children and graduated from a Catholic high school. In 1955, Shirley met the love of her life, Jerry Ray Amend, who was an Airman 2nd Class in the United States Air Force stationed in St. Johns coming from Shawnee, Oklahoma. Shirley married Jerry, who she called “Sweet Face” and “Sweet Pea” on December 17, 1956, in the First United Methodist Church in St. Johns. Shirley’s occupation for the next 62 years was Loving Mother and Prideful Homemaker, and nobody did it better.

Shirley’s greatest achievements and proudest moments in life were influencing and supporting her husband, kids and grandkids in their education, achievements, sports and life endeavors. Her main hobby in life was being a doting Mother and Grandmother to all her kids and the most kind and loving person anyone ever met. For the last 16 years, Shirley routinely worked out at Tinker Air Force Base Gym three days a week, rarely missing a day.

Shirley and Jerry faithfully attended Sunnylane Southern Baptist Church in Del City for the last 30 years, having accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior and lived her life by faith and works, such that we know she is with her Heavenly Father for eternity, and we will see her again one day.

Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Brian and Ruth Holwell. Shirley is survived by her husband, Jerry R. Amend, son and daughter-in-law Reginald and Mai Holwell; son and daughter-in-law Anthony and Abbie Amend; daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Darrell Robinson; and son and daughter-in-law Brian R. and Johanna Amend. Shirley is also survived by her six brothers and sisters hailing from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, as well as grandchildren/great grandchildren/nieces/nephews: Angie and Jarrett Siegel; Deborah, Keira, Boston and Maric Jobes; Dylan and Sophie Amend; Kendra and Grady Jones; and Karina, Alec and Brian Andrew Amend.

Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to Sunnylane Southern Baptist Church.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018
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