Shirley Edna Elizabeth Upchurch, 90, of Cumberland, Md., formerly of Dagsboro, Del., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Allegany Health Nursing & Rehabilitation in Cumberland. She was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Edwin W. Jones and Edna (Seyfferth) Jones Weber.
She had worked at the Berlin Shirt Factory and NCR. For many years, she worked in the deli in Montego Bay Shopping Center in Ocean City, Md. She truly enjoyed being an aide at the elementary schools through the Delaware Foster Grandparent program. Upchurch enjoyed reading “a good novel” and was known for her crochet work, creating beautiful afghans and children’s sweaters.
In addition to her parents, Upchurch was also preceded in death by her husband, Asby “Doc” Upchurch; her son-in-law, Frank Ketterman; her stepfather, Bernie Weber; her brother, Robert Jones; and her dear companion, “Bud” Baker. She is survived by her three children, Gary L. Upchurch and his wife, Wendy, of Ridgeley, W.Va., Deborah D. Long and her husband, Steve, of Frankford, Del., and Shirley Jane Ketterman of Dagsboro, Del.; five grandchildren, Amy Tootle and her husband, Brian, Matt Long and his wife, Stacey, Mike Long, Duane Ketterman and his wife, Jessica, and Kelly Upchurch-Kozlowski and her husband, Kyle; and nine great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Karlie, Mackenzie, Caitlin, McKenna, Peyton, Brayden, Gavin and Maksim.
The family expressed their appreciation for the kind, compassionate care provided by the staff at Allegany Health Nursing & Rehab Center.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Upchurch Funeral Home, 202 Greene Street, Cumberland, Md. The funeral service will be Sunday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m., with visitation at noon, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, Del. Interment will be at Redmen Memorial Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ali Ghan Shrine Transportation Fund; P.O. Box 1416; Cumberland, MD 21501-1416.
Condolences may be sent online at www.upchurchfh.com.