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Of Woodbridge, VA died on June 16, 2016 at the INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA. She was born on September 26, 1935 in Washington, DC to the late Edgar and Ruby Mae Matthews Burke. Sally graduated from Mary Washington University and was a retired teacher from Potomac High School, Dumfries, VA. She was a dedicated Cub Scout leader and volunteer for over 15 years and a devoted Army Wife.  Sally was the beloved wife of the late Col Charles J. Shively for 34 years, loving and devoted mother of Raymond Shively of Virginia Beach, VA and Ronald Shively and his wife Tracy of McLean, VA, proud grandmother of Grant, Emily, Nolan and Scott, sister of Terry Thompson of Tucson, AZ and Tim Thompson of Decatur, AL. The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 26th from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Everly Community Funeral Care, 6161 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 27 at 11 a.m. at Ft. Belvoir Chapel, 5950 12th Street, Ft. Belvoir, VA. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org)

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Published in The Washington Post on Jun. 22, 2016.
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June 29, 2016
Ms. Shively came to my baby shower three years ago and her presence said a lot about my relationship with her over the past 20+ years. She started as my journalism teacher at Potomac in the early 90s and essentially never left my life. She was the best teacher I ever had and one I truly loved. She was even friends with my mom. She took me to plays in Washington DC, just she and I; she nurtured my budding career as a writer (I am now published internationally) and she was just a caring, kind, wise, firecracker of the lady who I loved. I'm very sorry I did not hear of her passing until now, or I definitely would have come to her funeral. If you are open to her students attending her internment in Arlington Cemetery kindly advise. I would love to come and pay my final respects to such a wonderful, beloved lady. My condolences.
Tomika Anderson
June 28, 2016
Ms. Shively was my journalism teacher for three years while I attended Potomac High School. She was patient with us and taught us a lot. Prayers to her family.
Hilary Mahalchick (Hartt)
June 27, 2016
Very caring always full of energy. Giving in many ways. Gratutudes and Condolences to all family!
Thos Reiner
June 24, 2016
Sally was like the grandmother i never had, she always had the most energetic personality, and always knew what to say when i had problems treated my pups with love as if they were her own, and always knew how to have fun. I loved her like she was my own grandmother and its sad to see her gone. She lived her life a successful happy life. And im happy I got to know her on a personal level
Aaron Maluff
June 23, 2016
I'm the lucky one to have known and loved Sally for 38 years. We were introduced at Cub Scout leadership training and our bonding was instantaneous. Our similar lives, paths, experiences, dreams and duties kept us interested and observant of each other's worlds. Cards on all occasions, phone calls, short visits, lunches, plays, parties and sometimes just sitting together in the car chatting for an hour or more were the ways we managed to continue bonding right up to the end. She knew me. I knew Sally ... and we could laugh, cry, plot, play, and create how could I ever have that kind of experience of friendship again in this life? Goodbye, my friend...until our paths cross again.
Susie Rush
June 22, 2016
For as far back as I can remember, Sally has been a central figure in my life. Her energetic, chatty, insightful, determined and care-filled soul is one that I'm grateful to have known and learned from. While I know I will continue to miss Sally, I will also continue to appreciate the good fortune I had to have known such an amazing lady. God bless you, Sally.
Scott Rush
June 22, 2016
The Lords great sacrifice covers us!
Knowing the great love for Mrs. Sally, in this time of loss I lift the family up in prayer and pray that in your sorrow you'll find that our Lord is dwelling with you as our High Comforter!
Dwayne Blackwell
June 22, 2016
My sincere deep condolences go out to all of you.

In fairy tales, step mothers are not always cast in the best light; however, my stepmom never fit that stereotype. From the beginning, she accepted us as her own children, opening her heart, in her own unique way, to us. She was a woman of compassion and exemplary deeds. She was never afraid to take on new challenges, and help those facing turbulent times get a new start on life. She was a woman of strength and a lively spirit with an upbeat personality. I have great admiration for her love, compassion, generosity, and sacrifices she made to take care of my Grandmother and my nephew, Isaiah.

Furthermore, I am so grateful that destiny brought her and my Dad together, and they were fortunate to share 16 wonderful years of happiness, love, and treasured memories. They shared a zest for life and were a source of strength, stability, consistency, and love for one another. Dad, I know that all the words of comfort, though kind, sincere, and true, cannot take away the emptiness you must be feeling right now. May the many fond memories you shared together help to sustain you at this most difficult time. You and the rest of her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers and my heart aches for your loss.

I know that the sadness all of us are feeling is unimaginable. Losing someone we love, especially family, is not easy. However, knowing that we had the fortune to be a part of her life, we can realize how blessed we are to have been able to share in her life before she went to rest in eternal salvation.

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

May eternal repose be granted unto you and may God's perpetual light shine upon you.

We love you Sally, and you're forever in our hearts.

With Heartfelt Sadness, Love, and Remembrance,

Your Stepdaughter,

Therese Wood
June 22, 2016
Sally was a loving partner to my dad, Eugene Reiner, for almost 17 years. They shared their life and loving times together through all those years. She was like a mother to me and a grandmother to my children. She tried to be there for everyone in her life. She always respected me and loved me as she did her own sons and I loved and respected her. She will be greatly missed and will live on in our memories. I loved her like my mother. She is looking down on all of us now, hoping we carry on her caring ways, and respecting those around us. Rest in peace Sally- you were the best.
David Reiner
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