Shirley Elaine VanDerwerken

August 27, 1935April 14, 2014

Shirley E. Van Derwerken , age 78, passed away on April 14, 2014 in Lakeland. She was born in St. Louis, MO. on Aug. 27, 1935 to Jesse and Margaret (Carter) Holmes. She married Thomas Van Derwerken, who is deceased. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Plant City, and loved to work and Volunteer at the Plant City Chamber of Commerce Information Center. She is survived by two sons, Todd Van Derwerken (Julie), Brian Van Derwerken (Melissa), a sister, Sandra Birkenmeier, six grandchildren, Marisa, Lindsay, Kyle, Matthew, Aaron, and Tyler. Funeral Services will be held on Monday April 21, 2014 11:00 AM at Wells Memorial. Visitation will be held for one hour prior. Burial at Florida National Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of Wells Memorial and Event Center, Plant City, FL.


Shirley Elaine VanDerwerken

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Pam Westervelt

April 21, 2014

My sincere sympathies to your family. We have such fond memories of "Miss Shirley". She babysat my daughter, Anne Marie Westervelt, in the nursery at Christ's church in St. Peters, Mo. when she was a baby until she was about 3 years old. She was such a wonderful lady and we loved her very much!