Obituary: Shirley Burch

August 1, 1936 – September 18, 2022

Shirley Burch, 86, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

Born on August 1, 1936, she was the daughter of William C. and Thelma (Rollins) Wagoner. She married Donald
Burch on April 21, 1951, and he preceded her in death on June 5, 2022.

Shirley worked at Sarkes Tarzian, Grants, Westview Manor, BRMC, BCC in Bloomington, Fountain Blue, and most recently Older Americans Service Corp. She loved reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Surviving to cherish Shirley’s memory are her two daughters, Shirolet (Carl) Mann, and Cari Dodds; grandchildren, Kim (Delbert) Bridges, Michael (Susan) Kinser, Bobby (Dawn) Mann, Carla Mann, Megan (Casey) Trowbridge, Aaron (Amy) Webb, and Trent Dodds; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and one on the way; along with several nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Warren Bruce Burch and Stacey Trent Burch; one brother, Lowell Wagoner; and one sister, Norma Jewell.

Cremation was chosen with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangements for Shirley.

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