Shirley ShinhamName: Shirley Shinham
Date of Death: August 1, 2014
Age at death: 79
Shirley L. Shinham, longtime Manatee County resident, died Friday, August 1, 2014 at the age of 79.
She was known as an avid lover of music and dance, having spent many years enjoying square dancing and also choreographing and teaching western line dancing in surrounding counties. Her absolute love of simple things, such as the beach, 4th of July fireworks, picnics and family time will always be remembered.
The only child of loving parents Charles and Virginia Grimm, Shirley was born on February 28, 1935 and named after Shirley Temple. Growing up to be an accomplished artist, she declined several scholarships to art school in favor of life as a loving wife and mother. She did continue to paint throughout her life with natural beauty and skill.
Shirley married Richard George Shinham on April 18, 1954, enjoying 46 years of marriage before Richards passing in 2000.
Shirley is survived by three children, their spouses, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Terra and Paul Burnett, Sr.; Lauren, Dave and Benjamin Sproehnle ; Paul and Eva Burnett. Scott and Sharon Shinham; Jason, Michelle and Audrey Shinham; Stacy, Tyler and Leva Clark. Jeff and Lisa Shinham; Katie, Sean and Megan Shinham.
Shirley passed at her home with family in attendance. Family believes that Shirley did not die from cancer but lived with cancer. Fighting the fight with a positive mind set of independence and determination the may be unmatched. Family will always cherish Shirley's life focus? "Live, Love and Dance."
In lieu of flowers, Shirley requested that donations be made to Tidewell Hospice 5595 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238 .
Visitation will be 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with service to follow at 11:00 AM at Family of God United Methodist Church, 5601 16th Ave E, Palmetto, FL 34221. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 26th Street Chapel, 5624 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209 in charge. Condolences to: www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.