Shirley was married to her devoted husband, Robert B. Maxwell, for 61 years. Together they raised three children, Karen Jernberg, Michael Maxwell and Diane Robison. Very special to Shirley were their spouses, Dale Jernberg, Lynn Maxwell and Jimmy Robison.
Shirley’s grandchildren were her greatest joy; Jaime Campbell and her husband Ray, Billy Bingham and Nicole Eddy, Michael Jernberg, Nicole Franklin and her husband Chris, Kevin Maxwell and his wife Jessica, Lauren Robison and Amanda Fefel, and Ryan Robison.
Her life was further enriched by the addition of her great grandchildren, Sean and Emily Campbell, Cash and Brayden Bingham, Emily Mulholland, Mekiah and Kingston Franklin and Corbin Maxwell.
Shirley was preceded in death by her mother Lillie M. Mason and her father Glendie C. Goode, Sr. She leaves behind her brother, Glendie C. Goode, Jr. and many other relatives and friends.
Shirley and Bob retired to Port Republic, Maryland in 1988, after 39 years in Greenbelt, Maryland. She quickly became the best crabbing grandma and taught her grandchildren the fine art of patience with string and chicken parts.
Her talent for crocheting beautiful afghans was very well known and her afghans were constantly in demand in various school, sports team and favorite colors and patterns.
Shirley was a very kind, funny and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
The family will receive friends on Saturday April 2, 2016 at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD from 10:30 AM to the time of her funeral service at 12 noon. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St, Jude’s Children’s Hospital.