Shirley Ann Hagerty

January 19, 1935August 14, 2013

Shirley Ann Hagerty, of Lecanto, died at home Wednesday, August 14, 2013, under the care of her family and HPH Hospice. She was born January 19, 1935, in Ocala, to the late P.D. and Cora (Niblack) Nichols of Red Level, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Dunnellon. Shirley graduated from Crystal River High School in 1953, attended FSU, graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1957 and earned her Master of Education from USF in 1981. She married Charles F. Hagerty in 1956, a US Air Force officer and loving husband for 39 years. She taught in Hampton, Virginia, and in Naha, Okinawa in a Quonset hut. Upon her family's return in 1970 she taught at Crystal River Primary School where she retired after 25 years. She was a volunteer at Rock Crusher Elementary, an avid reader, enjoyed travelling, being with her friends and babysitting her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 1996. She is survived by her daughters, Dana Nycz (Kaz) of Lake Alfred, Beth Noland (Mike) of Lecanto, and Sandy Stephenson (Jim) of Altamonte Springs; her grandchildren, Reed, Jake, and Josh Noland; her brother, Byron Nichols, of Crystal River; and her nephew, Jeremy Nichols, of Choctaw, Oklahoma. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, Florida, with a celebration of life to follow at 11am. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to HPH Hospice or The Boys and Girls Club of Citrus County.


  • Friends Will Be Received Saturday, August 24, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, August 24, 2013

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August 21, 2013

Dear Dana, Beth, Sandy and Family,
I am going to miss your mom. I am proud to say that I was her hairdresser til the end. She was a wonderful woman who had three wonderful daughters. I will never forget her.
Love to you all,

Diane Scriven

August 21, 2013

Mrs. Hagerty will be missed, I enjoyed the years we worked together at CRP. My prayers are with her family.

Roy & Laura Horn

August 21, 2013

Beth, Dana, Sandy, and family...our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. Your mom was full of life and we are honored to have known her.

Cathy McNally

August 20, 2013

Beth, Dana, Sandy and family
I am so sorry for your loss. I want to thank you for the privilege of caring for Mrs. Hagerty in the past. She was such a sweet and caring lady. No words can ease the pain of your loss; I would like to say though the memories you have will bring smiles and tears, they will also be great comfort. Once again my deepest sympathy and my prayers to all in this sorrowful time Love, Carhy

August 19, 2013

Dana I will miss coming to see your mom. You and your sisters were excellent daughters and caregivers to your mom. Shirley is looking down at you all and is very proud!

Sharon Weaver

August 19, 2013

A friend for more than three decades.
We taught together and went to the theater together and share many meals.
Can't forget the shopping for clothes and antiques.
You girls and your families are in my thoughts and prayers with love and sympathy.

August 18, 2013

We were saddened to hear of Mrs. Hagerty's passing. She was a blessing to our family during our daughter, Lindsay's, third grade year. She was the epitome of a caring and nurturing teacher, both in example and actions.
We loved Mrs. Hagerty and will always remember her with love.
God's angels surely are rejoicing!
The Kings
Joe and Kathy
Lindsay, Kameron and Ashton

Luther Willis

August 18, 2013

Miss Shirley was the true example of a southern lady and she passed that on to her daughters. I was blessed to have known her. Dana, Beth and Sandy, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God surround you with His loving, comforting arms.

ellie sutton

August 18, 2013

she was a great teacher prayers are with the whoke family

Lynn Davidson Krueger

August 18, 2013

Dana, Beth and Sandy - my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your mom and dad pretty much became my 2nd parents when Dana and I became roomies at USF - Dana and I were both small town girls in a big world and needed all the help we could get. I love you all and feel your loss, but Mrs. Hagerty is now with Mr. Hagerty in God's hand!!!