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Shirley Eva Bryant Money

1931 - 2015 CENTERVILLE, MASS. Shirley Eva Bryant Money passed on March 2. Born Mar. 19, 1931, she was the loving daughter of the late Erwin and Eva Bryant; she was the sister of Larry and Barbara (both of whom pre-deceased her), and Ronny. Growing up on a small farm in Vermont, she grew to appreciate all living things, and to respect the hard work of her parents. Shirley had the distinct privilege of attending a one-room school in Putney for her first six grades. The love and example of her parents, the congregation and pastors of Putney Federated Church, were major reasons for her sustaining a strong faith. She graduated from Brattleboro High School, and received her BS in Elementary Education at the University of Vermont. At UVM she was vice president of the Student Women's Association, officer of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, and officer of The Student Christian Association and the Interfaith Council. She loved teaching children-especially her first year in Chester, Vt. On July 10, 1954 she married Max Money in the Putney Federated Church and then moved to Napa, Calif., where sons Steve, Tom, and Peter were born. In Napa, Shirley co-founded and directed a Sunday school program for mentally handicapped children from several of the public schools. She was a deacon in the First Presbyterian Church, taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school. In 1968 the family moved to Lyndonville, Vt., where Shirley and Max led the high school church youth group. Shirley was also a Cub Scout Den Mother and Den Mothers' coach, organizing monthly skits and programs for the area Cub Scouts and their parents. In 1972 the family moved to Centerville, Mass., where Shirley and her husband have lived for forty-two years. In Centerville she had been very active in South Congregational Church, especially caring about the ill, shut-ins and the needy. For over thirty years she had been a member of different committees of Opera New England of Cape Cod, and for the past fifteen years enjoyed being on its Scholarship Committee. In 1995, Shirley learned to paint and has enjoyed selling, exhibiting, and giving her paintings to friends and relatives. She loved square dancing with the Nausets, going to theater, opera, and enjoyed all types of music. In recent years, Shirley and Max discovered their love for Bluegrass music and traveled to festivals. Going on tours to The Holy Land and China, seeing much of Western Europe, and traveling to practically every state in the country were memorable experiences. Shirley loved people, getting to know them and hearing about their lives, and deeply cared about her friends. Shirley's greatest love was her husband, Max, and her family, Steve, Paula, and granddaughters, Erin (and her husband, Mike) and Kelsey; Tom, Diane and grandson, Milo; Peter, Lucinda, and grandson, Hartley, and granddaughter, Lily; Amanda and Jason Bock, godchildren, and their mother, Gale. She also leaves brother Ronny; and sister-in-law, Marion Holway (predeceased); sister-in-law, Carol Bryant, brother-in-law, David Struthers; and close cousin, Gloria Priest; and many nieces, nephews, several grandnieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be held at the South Congregational Church in Centerville, Mass., on April 4, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the South Congregational Church in Centerville. For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.johnlawrencefuneralhome.com
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Mar. 7, 2015
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