Shirley L. Bliss
May 20, 1931 – February 28, 2020
It is with great sorrow her family announces that Shirley L Bliss, 88,joined her husband Elmer, her children Sherry & Tommy, and much family & friends, in the home of our Lord in heaven. On February 28, 2020 she passed peacefully, at home, with dignity, surrounded by her devoted and loving children.
Born May 20, 1931 in Rome NY, the daughter of Florence (Cough) & Herbert Hedman, Shirley moved into the Oneonta area when she was a baby and was a lifelong resident. She married Elmer J Bliss on September 30, 1950 in Portlandville, NY. Shirley lived to be the most wonderful wife and mother on earth and her family and friends always felt the love and devotion she showered on them. She also loved her NY Yankees, never missing a game, for years had season tickets to the Oneonta Yankees. She loved the many cross country trips she took with her family, gardening, sewing, and coffee. She never missed a sports event, choir, play or anything her children did and she was their greatest cheerleader. She was always homeroom mother and a homework helper. Not only a wonderful Mom to her children, but to all of their friends and the neighborhood kids as well. She started going to The Portlandville Methodist Church when she was 16 and is a lifelong member where she also taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir. She is a member of Daughters of Rebekah Lodge and Oneonta school’s PTA.
She is survived by her Son Timothy J Bliss (Cris Garhartt), Son William R Bliss, daughter Lorraine E Bliss, granddaughters Sherry L Bliss & Amy (Sandy)Drumluck, Great Granddaughters Siena Drumluck and Brittany Becker, her girls Danielle and Rachael Oliver, Grand Goddaughter Kerry Snyder Ramirez, Brother Paul Levine, sister Christine Klugh, Sisters in law Delores Hedman, Elaine Bliss & Patty Ventre, cousin/special friend Shirley Banner, many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Elmer J Bliss, daughter Sherry L Bliss, son Thomas W Bliss, grandson Glenn A Becker, parents Florence and Herbert Hedman, Mother and Father in law Pearl and Lysle Bliss, sisters Rosie McNeilly and Betty Butler, Brothers Robert Hedman & John (Jack) Hedman & sister in law Bernice Levine. Her family will be present at Bookhout Funeral Home, Saturday March 7, 2020 from 1pm - 3pm Followed directly by Funeral services at 3pm with the Reverend Sylvia Barrett officiating. Burial will be in the Spring at the Glenwood Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Shirley's name to The Portlandville Methodist Church and The Milford Volunteer Fire Department.
Arrangements by Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.
- Calling Hours Saturday, March 7, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 7, 2020