Shirley L. Masters

Born: Sat., Mar. 24, 1934
Died: Wed., Mar. 14, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 17, 2018
Location: Woodsfield

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sun., Mar. 18, 2018
Location: Woodsfield

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          Shirley L. Masters, 83, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio.

          She was born on Merrill Ridge near Rinard Mills, Ohio on March 24, 1934 a daughter of the late Stella Smith.

          She was the Valedictorian of the 1951 graduating class at Graysville High School, Graysville, Ohio. Following graduation she moved to Woodsfield where she worked for various businesses and government agencies. She spent most of her working life as deputy director of the Monroe County Board of Elections. Shirley was also a former taxi driver for the former Masters Garage, Woodsfield, Ohio and was a former dedicated receptionist for the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio.

          Shirley met her future husband, Richard (Dick) Masters and they married on November 12, 1954 at the First Presbyterian Church of Woodsfield. She was a lifelong member of the church and was involved in many organizations there.

          Shirley was heavily involved in the Order of Eastern Star and held many positions including District Deputy Grand Matron which involved traveling most weekends of the year throughout Ohio. Those trips totaled nearly 20,000 miles of travel.

          She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick on April 24, 2006.

          Shirley is survived by one son, Mark (Linda) Masters of Woodsfield, Ohio; one daughter, Marsha Masters and her husband Phillip Keevert of Woodsfield, Ohio; three grandchildren, Phillip (Chelsea) Masters of Woodsfield, Ohio, Jennifer Masters of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Adam Masters and fiance' Ashley Imhoff of Woodsfield, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Elliot Masters and Hazel Masters both of Woodsfield, Ohio.

          Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. with funeral services held Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Franklin Haines officiating.

          Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio

          Eastern Star services will be held Saturday at 7:30p.m.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 114 East Church Street, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

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Donna Drum Parr
   Posted Thu March 15, 2018
Dear Ones, So sorry to learn of Shirley's passing. Sending all of you love and prayers... I have asked God to wrap his arms around all of you to help heal your broken hearts... Much love to all of you.

John Ogden
   Posted Fri March 16, 2018
I was so very sorry to hear this. She was a special lady loved and admired by many, and she will be missed. My sincere condolences to the Masters family.

Bart & Joyce Wiggins
   Posted Fri March 16, 2018
Dear Mark, Marsha, and all of Shirley's family,
We are so sorry for your loss, and yet we are so thankful for the sweet release from suffering that has taken place. Shirley is so special in so many ways to us that only our hearts can hold it all. Shirley babysat for me and we always enjoyed sharing those memories. Shirley as a wonderful greeter at church. Even on the Sundays that she wasn't greeting, she arrived early to make sure all went well. Although her special spot in one of those front pews has been vacant for quite awhile, we still look that way and smile as we remember her there, always looking so beautiful and reverent. She was a marvel in the kitchen and her and chicken and noodles & cowboy beans are still unsurpassed. She was a real trooper when it came to working at church dinners. She could be everywhere at once and do it with such ease. We can just close our eyes and see her bustling about in her green apron that read "Have You Hugged A Presbyterian Today". Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you lay your Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and so much more to rest. Love, Bart & Joyce

Gary and Janet Holland
   Posted Fri March 16, 2018
Gary and I would like to sent our condolence to the family, Shirley was a wonderful person and wonderful friend. She will be missed.

Jim & Betty Mercer
   Posted Fri March 16, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the Masters family. God Bless You.

Kerri Ogden Stollar
   Posted Fri March 16, 2018
I was so sorry to hear this, she put a smile on many faces. She was always so happy to see Alexandria when she was a little girl. May she RIP. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Fred & Nancy Sirianni
   Posted Fri March 16, 2018
So very sorry to hear of your loss, Hugs and prayers sent your way!

Carol J. Schumacher
   Posted Fri March 16, 2018
I am truly sorry for your loss, I feel priviledged to have known Shirley. She was a strong and pleasant woman who always wanted to make you feel comfortable and care for you. As long as she was able she looked after my Mom at the MCCC, walking her to her room or the eating area. I feel sure she is now at peace, and will forever be in your hearts. Prayers for all of her family.

Robert & Earlene Owens
   Posted Fri March 16, 2018
Dear Mark, Marsha and all the family,
We are sorry for your loss and we know that heaven has grained a great Angel. We have so many great memories of your Mother. Even the time Bob filled Shirley’s purse with gasoline. She was one very special friend. You have our sympathy and will be in our prayers.

Roxanna orr
   Posted Fri March 16, 2018
So sorry for your loss. It was such a pleasure getting to meeting Shirley and spending time with her. She will be missed. RIP precious lady.

Dave Donna Secrest
   Posted Fri March 16, 2018
To all of Shriley's family: So sorry to see Shirley has passed. She was a good friend to Dave's Mother and was always so friendly and fun to chat with. She will be missed so much. May God provide the comfort and strength all will need during this difficult time and in the days ahead.

Tom Evans
   Posted Fri March 16, 2018
So sorry for your loss Mark and Marsha ( and families) . Your Mother was one who could always put a smile on everyone's face. Always a joy to talk to. Our prayers are with you at this time.

Vickie Kindle
   Posted Fri March 16, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Shirley was a remarkable lady.

Nancy Rucker
   Posted Sat March 17, 2018
Marsha, sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a very nice lady. We had several good laughs over the years while I worked in Wdsf. Nancy

Marvin & Betty Ward
   Posted Sat March 17, 2018
So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Shirley and would see her quite often when the Election was across the Hall from where I worked. Shirley will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Prayers for the Masters family

Clyde Potts
   Posted Sat March 17, 2018
Very sorry to hear about Shirley. Had known the family for many years .

Lois and Walter Starr
   Posted Sun March 18, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you today. God Bless

Renee Brown Ogden
   Posted Mon March 19, 2018
Dear Mark, Marsha and family, Kirk and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers

Bruce Zaccagnini
   Posted Mon March 19, 2018
Mark & Marsha:
I am so sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. However, I realize her battle is now over and she is at peace. I have great memories of both of your parents from so many years ago and fortunate that most recently I got to see your Mom and share some of those memories.
Take care and you are in my prayers.

Beth Ogden Ayers
   Posted Tue March 20, 2018
I am so sorry to hear thoughts and prayers to you all...

Rick Mann
   Posted Thu March 22, 2018
Mark and Marsha so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was such a nice lady and always a pleasant smile. She will be sadly missed.

sue wiley
   Posted Sun March 25, 2018
I am so sorry! I couldn't believe it, feel like I lost someone very special in my life. always made my day better when she would come in the store. feel blessed to have known her. god bless (your mom rocked)

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