Lillian Ayers Shirley
Lillian Ayres Shirley passed away Tuesday, March 9,
2010. She was born June 23, 1914 in Rowden, Texas. She
attended school in Coleman, Texas and graduate from
Daniel Baker College in Brownwood, Texas. Lillian taught
school in Grosvenor, TX, Kermit, TX, and Birmingham, AL.
She Married Lester E. Shirley September 15, 1945 in
Coleman, Texas. In 1947 she moved to Midland and taught
in Midland Schools for 25 years and in 1994 she retired.
Lillian was a charter member at St. Mark's United
Methodist Church, National Retired Teacher Association,
Texas State Teachers Association, Midland Retired
Teachers Association, and Texas Retired Teachers
Association. She is survived by her beloved husband of
65 years, Lester Shirley; two daughters, Linda S. and
husband Gary James of Adrian, TX; Evelyn Corbett of Big
Spring, TX; four grandchildren, Dawn Blashill of
Bemidji, MN; Buddy Chancellor of Bemidji, MN; Mike James
of Seattle, WA; and Thomas James and wife Charla of
Caldwell, TX; three great grandchildren, three great
great grandchildren; two nephews and numerous cousins.
The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home,
Friday, March 12, 2010 between the hours of 6:00 P.M.
and 8:00 P.M. Graveside services have been scheduled for
2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Resthaven
Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of
Ellis Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at
www.ellisfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be directed to St. Mark's United Methodist Church,
1701 N. Main, Midland, Texas 79701 and Hospice of
Midland, PO Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702.