Shirley Jean (Shaver) Baker

September 30, 1947November 7, 2021

Shirley Jean Shaver Baker, 74, of Melrose passed away peacefully at home November 7, 2021.

She was born on September 30, 1947 in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late Ray and Carrie Lee Shaver.

Shirley spent her entire life in the Melrose community. She worked in the lab at Rockingham Memorial Hospital for the majority of her life. She enjoyed many denominations of the Christian faith throughout her life.

She was joined in marriage to Charles Eugene Baker on April 28, 1967. Charlie preceded her in death on March 12, 2021.

She is survived by her sisters, Mary Clark (Bobby) of Middletown, Patricia Waggy of Bridgewater and Nancy Callahan (Carl) of Harrisonburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Donnie and John Shaver.

A joint Celebration of Life Service for both Shirley and Charlie will be held at 6 pm, Thursday, November 11, 2021at Fellowship United Methodist Church Social Hall with Wilma White officiating. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harrisonburg-Rockingham SPCA.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting


  • Mary Clark (Bobby), Sister
  • Patricia Waggy, Sister
  • Nancy Callahan (Carl), Sister
  • Numerous, Nieces & Nephews
  • Charles Eugene Baker, Husband (deceased)
  • Carrie Lee Shaver, Mother (deceased)
  • Ray Shaver, Father (deceased)
  • Donnie Shaver, Brother (deceased)
  • John Shaver, Brother (deceased)

  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham SPCA


  • A Celebration of Life Service for Charlie & Shirley

    Thursday, November 11, 2021


Shirley Jean (Shaver) Baker

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Peggy (Emerson) and Bob Yasem

November 12, 2021

Was so saddened to learn of Shirley's passing. Our deepest sympathy to the family. May your many memories of her bring each of you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Christopher Sheap

November 9, 2021

Norma and I wish to extend our deepest condolences to all in Shirley's family. I was truly blessed to have known her and worked with her at Rockingham Memorial Hospital for many years. She was a "jewel" in the lab. Christopher N. ("Kirk") Sheap M.D.

John and Erma Smith

November 8, 2021

Dear family of Shirley so very sorry for your loss.please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.I know you all have very special memories of Shirley that will keep her close to you.God bless you all.