Shirley A. Kolp, 92, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Countryside-Emeritus in Easley, S.C. Private family services and burial are pending at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her son, John G. Kolp (Ruth) of South Amana, Iowa; daughters, Suzanne M. Evans (Duane) of Seneca, S.C., Barbara A. Wallbaum of San Diego and Nancy J. Biewen (David) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a sister, Bonnie Hardi of San Diego; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Shirley was born Dec. 15, 1920, in Harrisburg, S.D., to Gilman and Clara Scoles. She graduated from high school in Manson, Iowa, in 1938, then attended Fort Dodge Junior College and worked for several years in banking. In 1942, she married John S. Kolp, a Naval officer and high school classmate. Following World War II, she lived in Manson, San Diego and Harrisburg, Pa. John S. Kolp's career as an FDIC bank examiner then took her to Atlantic, Iowa, and eventually to Jacksonville in 1965. A few years after her husband's death in 1988, she moved to Seneca, S.C., and lived in that area the remainder of her life.
While in Manson, she was active in both the Congregational and Methodist churches and was a member of Eastern Star. In Jacksonville, she helped establish the Woodlawn Hospice and served on the board for several years. She also worked as a home health aide and was active in the choir and adult Sunday schools at Grace United Methodist Church.
Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road
305 West Main St.
Easley, SC 29640
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on June 29, 2013