Shirley O'Neill Fink
August 6, 1938 – September 27, 2019
Shirley Mae O’Neill Fink, 81, of Harrisonburg, passed away September 27, 2019 at Hospice of the Piedmont Center for Acute Hospice in Charlottesville. She was born August 6, 1938 in Staunton, the daughter of the late John Lewis O’Neill, Sr. and Mary Mae Steveson O’Neill.
Mrs. Fink graduated from Harrisonburg High School as a proud member of the Class of 1957, and attended Madison College, now James Madison University. She worked in retail at several Harrisonburg businesses, but her favorite job was working at the former Rockingham Public Library, which fostered a lifelong love of reading. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
On January 15, 1961 she married Donald Jay Fink, Sr., who died July 25, 1981. She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Fink Nesselrodt and her husband Forrest of Penn Laird, a son, Donald Jay Fink, Jr. of Harrisonburg, a grandson, Tyler Nesselrodt of Penn Laird, a grandcat, Chuck, and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, John Allen Fink, and a brother, John L. O’Neill, Jr. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Shirley enjoyed playing Bingo, telling jokes, watching movies, traveling, and cheering for the New York Yankees. She loved her family, and especially enjoyed being a grandmother.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00pm Monday, September 30, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. There will be no other services.
Per her request, her body will be cremated and a private burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cat’s Cradle P.O. Box 2128, Harrisonburg, VA 22803. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com
P.O. Box 2128, Harrisonburg, VA 22803
- Gathering of Family & Friends Monday, September 30, 2019