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Shirley York


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York, Shirley,

was born Shirley Louise Powell on May 28, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA. She and her parents moved to Louisville when she was 13. Shortly thereafter, she met Joseph Clements York.

Shirley and Joe became best friends, then sweethearts, and were married August 18, 1951, after Joe returned home from the Korean War. In the late fifties, they joined Douglas Boulevard Christian Church and Shirley still referred to D.B.C.C. as her church home.

Shirley loved music, poetry, a bad joke, extra butter on her crackers, extra friends around the dinner table, picnics in the park, her family, and MOST especially her husband.

Shirley passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 and is survived by her five children, Dr. Deborah Hayter Welt (Selman), Saundra York Beebe, Karen Daley (Reed), Rebecca Isaacs and Joseph Jr. (Amy); 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren (with number six coming soon.)

A memorial service for Shirley will be held Saturday, August 5, 2017 at St. John United Methodist Church, 12700 US 42, Prospect, KY, at 1 p.m. Shirley will be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband, Joe, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 2, 2017
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