Shirley K. (Friend) Erwin
Shirley K. Erwin, 68, of Shelby, died Friday, February 27, 2009 at Med Central Mansfield Hospital.
She was born May 20, 1940 in Gassaway, West Virginia the daughter of the late Calvin Friend and Virginia Friend. Shirley was an LPN at Peoples Hospital in Mansfield, worked at Shelby Ambulance Company and Peace Harbor Book Store in Shelby. She lovingly cared for many of her elderly family members and deeply loved her grandchildren.
Shirley is survived by her children, Robert and Melonie Gaines of Shelby; Veronica Ronni Gaines Kilgore of Shelby, David Gaines of Plymouth, and Eric Erwin of Shelby; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Stanley Simpson of Georgia and Junior Friend of West Virginia; 2 sisters Marcene Conner of Akron and Debbie Rowan of Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Wayne Erwin in 2004 and a granddaughter Ashley Gaines.
Friends may call on Wednesday March 4, 2009 from 10 – 11 AM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street Shelby. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM with Pastor Steve Bond officiating. Memorials may be made to the Shelby Ministerial Association. On-line Condolences may be made at penwellturner.com