Shirley Marie Schuler, 87, of Hillsville, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Edgewood, Kentucky. Shirley moved to Florida in 1964 and was married to her husband of 49 years, Joseph. They had two children, Terrence and Melinda.
Shirley began her career with the City of Plantation as a volunteer with the Plantation Historical Society in 1991, and was hired as the Historical Museum's first Curator in October 1998. During Shirley's tenure, the museum was expanded and underwent a major renovation. A butterfly garden was added, and technology was utilized to digitally preserve the archives. Shirley was named the Plantation Historical Society's Woman of the Year in 1992. She and her husband were recognized as Plantation Pioneers in 1995 and received the Judge J. Clayton Nance Award in 1996. She was with the Broward County Historical Commission and after 15 years of service to the City of Plantation, Shirley retired on November 2, 2013.
In addition to her daughter, Melinda Smith of Hillsville and son and daughter-in-law, Terence and Eloisa Schuler of Plantation, FL, Shirley is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Saint John's Cemetery in Ft. Mitchell, KY. A guestbook is available online by visiting www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.