Marion Goode Shirkey
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AGE: 86 • Newark
Marion Goode Shirkey, age 86, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 22, 2014.
Born in Gastonburg, AL on April 30, 1927, Marion was a daughter of the late Robert James Goode and Grace Pugh Goode. She graduated with high honors from the University of Alabama Law School and went on to make her career as an attorney for the Social Security Administration.
A member of Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church since 1984, Marion was very active as a ruling elder, committee leader and an adult Sunday School teacher. She willingly gave of her time and talents serving on the Permanent Judicial Committee for both New Castle Presbytery and the Synod of the MidAtlantic. In her leisure time, Marion enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Master Gardener's Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul A. Shirkey, a sister, Sarah Doar and a brother, Josephus Pugh Goode. Marion is survived by her nephew, James Goode; cousins, Major General Guy L. Hecker, Jr., USAF; and many additional cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday morning, March 1, 2014, at the Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church, 1100 West Church Road, Newark, DE 19711, where friends may call from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Interment in the adjoining Head of Christiana Cemetery will be after the service followed by a reception at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church at the address listed above.
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Published in The News Journal from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, 2014